Author: Olivia Birks

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...

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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...

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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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