Month / November 2018

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  • healthy weight for life

    Why A Healthy Weight Is Important For Life

    Maintaining a healthy weight has long been advised for living a healthy life. However, new research has shown that being either underweight or overweight could knock four years off your life expectancy. Maintaining a healthy BMI could be the best way to lower your risk of various health conditions, especially as you go past the…

  • type 2 diabetes

    Preventing Type 2 Diabetes With Self-Care

    The cost of treating diabetes in the UK is growing, costing the NHS in England up to £1 billion a year. Nearly 1 in 20 prescriptions are for type 2 diabetes treatment. There are almost 3.7 million people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the UK, a figure which is increasing. An…

  • boosting life expectancy

    Boosting Our Own Life Expectancy

    How healthy is your lifestyle? It could have an impact on your life expectancy. New advice from NHS England says that people should cut back on the amount of salt, sugar, alcohol and fat in their diets in order to boost life expectancy by five years. As the government now spends ten times more money…

  • self-care for life

    Choose Self-Care For Life This Self Care Week

    If there was ever a better reminder to take care of your health and that of those around you, it’s this week. 12-18 November is Self-Care Week, which is a fantastic opportunity to remind yourself of some self-care basics to help you take better care of your health. From visiting your pharmacist first to making…

  • helping older people

    Helping The Older People In Your Life This Winter

    In some parts of the country, it feels like we’ve skipped from autumn and gone straight into winter. Freezing temperatures and bouts of snow have already hit – could we be in for the coldest winter ever? Winter calls for even greater self-care to help prevent illnesses over the season, keeping you out of your…