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How to manage your pain for a good night’s sleep

Written By Madeleine Bailey A good night’s sleep is key for so many aspects of our wellbeing, and a growing amount of research shows that regularly missing out has serious health implications, from irritability and poor concentration to increased risk of infections, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet, one in three of us often have trouble sleeping, according to a Mental Health Foundation report. And especially those who experience pain. If aches and pains are keeping you awake, try these smart sleep tactics by our Lloyds Pharmacist, Anshu Bhimbat… Time your meds right “If you’re taking medication for a...

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Can cold weather make pain worse?

  Written By Madeleine Bailey Many people feel that cold weather makes their pain worse, especially those with conditions including arthritis and backache. But what does the scientific evidence say? And what can we do to alleviate pain in the colder months? We ask Lloyds Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat… Do we really feel more pain in colder seasons? “In cold weather you may stay in more and be less active, which reduces circulation and can make joints and muscles feel stiffer,” says Lloyds Pharmacist Anshu Bhimbat. However, while there have been many scientific studies into how the weather affects pain,...

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Bio-Kult Probiotics Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach. Bio-Kult contains probiotics that help to maintain a health digestive system in many circumstances such as; travel, for young children, UTIs and general health. Discover more about probiotics in our blog ‘30 seconds on probiotics‘ by clicking here  Sasy n Savy Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion Introducing, Sasy N Savy – an award winning vegan and organic skincare brand.  Their Golden Silk Shimmer Lotion gives your skin the perfect summer glow and it’s bursting with...

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Are you sitting comfortably?

If not, our guide will help you find the perfect chair for you                           Difficulty getting out of chairs? Look for a riser chair that raises you almost to a standing position. Single or dual motor? When you recline a chair with a single motor, the backrest and footrest move together. Chairs with a dual motor allow you to adjust the back and footrest independently to find the exact position that’s most comfortable. Manual recliner chairs… Manual recliner chairs recline as you push back into them. They offer whole body support, allowing you to relax in comfort. If the chair fits… To help you with your ergonomic comfort, we have included measurements for all our chairs, ensuring you select the right one that’s a perfect fit for...

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Things to consider when buying a wheelchair

Whether you are looking for a wheelchair for yourself to take out and about when you get a little tired, or you are looking for one for a loved one – it’s important to know a little about wheelchairs. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you understand all of the things you may need to consider. Self-propelled or transit? If you want to get around on your own, choose a chair with push rims on the outside of the wheels. The larger the rear wheel diameter, the more comfortable the ride. So even if you prefer to be pushed, you might  prefer a self propel wheelchair. Transit wheelchairs are ideal for those who maybe do not have the strength to use the wheel rims and allow them to be pushed by a friend, carer or loved one. Electric or not? An electric chair means you’re able to travel further without your arms getting tired. However, electric chairs tend to be heavier and larger so consider access to your home and storage. Do you need it to be foldable? Foldable chairs easily fit into a car boot for days out and require less storage space at home. Solid tyres or pneumatic? Pneumatic tyres are ideal for uneven terrain and solid tyres are great for town use. Solid tyres also give extra peace of mind as they can’t be...

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