Author: Olivia Birks

The best way to take your medicine

…and unfortunately it’s not with a spoonful of sugar. Studies have shown that half of us may not be taking our prescribed medicines in the best way to get the most out of them and we could actually be putting our own health at risk without even realising it. Talking to a pharmacist in your local LloydsPharmacy can answer all the questions, big or small, you may have and they may be able to assist you in managing your medications better. If you’re not sure the best way to take your meds, you need help remembering to take them, you’d...

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How can dieting affect your general health?

LloydsPharmacy helped The Sun newspaper with an experiment looking at how different diets can affect your health and worked with two sets of twins to test their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. According to The Sun one in four Brits watches their weight most of the time. This is encouraging as maintaining a healthy weight is very important to our general health, however dieting can have its pitfalls and it’s important to choose a diet that will help you reach a healthy weight without causing long term physical or psychological effects. The twins each trialled a low and high carb diet and were checked before and after the three-week diets for weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, with some interesting results – pick up your copy of today’s Sun (Tue 4 Nov) to find out how the twins got on. Did you know? You can speak to your pharmacist for healthy lifestyle advice and monitor your general health through our range of FREE health checks – including blood pressure testing, Type 2 diabetes risk assessment, asthma control test, skin health analysis and pain control test. We also offer a Full cardiovascular risk including a cholesterol test for just £15. To find your nearest LloydsPharmacy click...

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