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Staying safe in the snow and ice

It may not have been a white Christmas, but it certainly is snow season in the UK. The temperatures are plummeting and the weather is wreaking havoc, making it all the more important to think about winter safety and how you stay safe in periods of bad weather. Looking after your health and safety, as

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Winter walking: How to get your 10,000 steps a day

  When it comes to exercises which can be done at any fitness level and for free, there aren’t many that come to mind. Walking however, is one of the most effective exercises, and you can start right now. Set yourself a winter walking challenge of 10,000 steps a day – a common target you’ll

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How To Treat Cold Symptoms By Visiting Your Pharmacy

It can be tempting to pick up the phone to your GP as soon as a cold or cough sets in, but the truth is, most common colds can be treated effectively at home, with some help from your pharmacist. Over the winter period, it’s important that we all do our bit to ease the

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5 Winter Lifestyle Habits To Avoid This Year

As the colder mornings and dark evenings set in, the lure of winter comforts can be hard to avoid. For many people, winter tends to bring out the worst in our lifestyle habits, leading to poor eating, sleeping and excess drinking. It’s not too late to avoid the trap though, and by taking steps to

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Winter Cold

As the clocks go back this weekend signalling darker nights and colder temperatures, we’re sure you’ve already been hearing the familiar sounds of coughing and sniffing synonymous with the beginning of the cold and flu season. Catching a cold or other virus can be extremely miserable, so if you want to do what you can to

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