Author: Olivia Birks

How LloydsPharmacy can help you quit smoking

Whether you have tried to quit smoking before or it’s your first time, kicking the habit is a challenge and getting through the first few days can be tough. Studies show that you’re up to four times more likely to quit smoking successfully if you use a combination of stop smoking medicine and specialist help and support.* That’s why we offer advice and support to help you every step of the way. What advice can I get to help me quit smoking? You will be able to discuss your smoking goals with a trained member of staff, who will offer advice on how...

Read More

Do you know your numbers?

Most of us like to keep on top of our own health, but how much do you actually know about your body? At LloydsPharmacy we have some tests you can take in our pharmacies to help you understand your current health. Our pharmacists can also offer advice and support on ways you can improve your health. Blood glucose levels Over three million people in the UK have diabetes, but it is thought that up to another one million people have Type 2 Diabetes without knowing. When was the last time you checked your blood glucose level? At LloydsPharmacy we offer a...

Read More

Calories vs Carbs: what’s the difference?

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s easy to get confused when faced with the various ways to diet. There is, after all, a range of diet plans and weight-loss methods out there. Some are fads that come and go and some can be more restrictive than others, but most have the same promise: to help you lose pounds, and fast. Counting calories and managing your carb intake are two of the most popular methods for helping you to eat less – but how do they work? Calorie counting You’ve probably heard the saying ‘calories in, calories out’. And...

Read More

How do I stop smoking?

To give yourself a head start and a better chance of quitting, take a look at our top tips! 1. Remove Temptation Throw away your cigarettes, tobacco, ash trays and any other paraphernalia that you associate with smoking. 2. Get Support! You are up to four times more likely to stop smoking if you have support and advice from a professional, so why not pop in to your local participating LloydsPharmacy for advice. 3. Consider Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Products You are twice as likely to quit smoking using stop smoking medication than going it alone. There are many different...

Read More

Why you’re doing New Year’s resolutions all wrong!

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, if you’ve managed to hold out for over a fortnight into January, you’re doing very well! However, we’ve reached the crunch point as 17th January is the most common date to give up on a resolution and it’s marked by Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. To help you avoid becoming a member of the quitters club, the health and well-being experts at LloydsPharmacy have the low-down on how to do resolutions right. Here’s how to avoid being the person who ditches their resolutions: Set realistic goals LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist Alison Freemantle says “Set realistic...

Read More

Your Prescription

Your Prescription

Save £150 on Genie+ Folding Scooter

Save £150 on Genie+ Folding Scooter

Save £10 on myDNA

Save £10 on myDNA

Categories

Archives