How Newington Pharmacy can Help you Stay Healthy This Autumn
Every emerging season brings with it a range of new health challenges, and autumn is no different. With colder weather, darker nights and increased spread of illnesses like the common cold and flu, knowing how to stay healthy this autumn in Edinburgh is vital.
At Newington Pharmacy, we’re here to help you stay healthy over the autumn and winter months. Here are just a few great ways you can give your body the autumn boost it deserves!
Maintain or work towards a healthy weight
Not only can being overweight or obese affect our confidence and self-image, but it also elevates our risk of a range of health issues including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and some cancers. Unfortunately, many people find it difficult to lose weight – so rest assured that if you’re struggling, you’re certainly not alone.
At Newington Pharmacy in Edinburgh, we offer a great weight loss service to help you in your journey. Our pharmacists and weight loss experts can support you throughout, helping you formulate a plan and set achievable goals with a carefully balanced diet. Our experts can also recommend supplements, meal replacements and prescription treatments, if they think these could be useful.
The combination of grey skies, cold weather and seasonal illnesses mean it’s more vital than ever to make sure your body is getting all the vitamins it needs. If you’re spending more time indoors, vitamin D supplements could be useful, and as cold and flu season sets in, immune-boosting supplements like vitamins A, C, iron and zinc might also be worth considering.
B vitamins like vitamin B12 are also great for immune function, and at Newington Pharmacy we offer vitamin B12 injections and patches at affordable prices. Vitamin B12 is a particularly powerful supplement with a great range of benefits, including increased energy, enhanced athletic performance and sleep regulation. Be sure to consult your GP or a pharmacist before you start taking any vitamins, though, as not all supplements are suitable for everyone.
You can find out more about our Vitamin B12 injections here:
Address minor ailments quickly to stay healthy this autumn in Edinburgh
With increased incidences of cold and flu, our bodies are generally more likely to develop illness in the autumn and winter months. Ensuring you don’t ignore any pestering health issues that might put you at risk is a great, proactive way to stay healthy in autumn. Luckily, seeking advice for minor ailments needn’t mean long waits for a GP appointment!
At our Edinburgh pharmacy, we can offer advice and treatment for a range of minor ailments like coughs, colds, cystitis, skin issues and conjunctivitis through the NHS minor ailment scheme. If you’re registered with a local GP and are interested in using the scheme, get in touch today to find out how we can help you stay healthy throughout autumn.
You can find out more about the minor ailments scheme here: