Healthy living is at the core of our services at Newline Pharmacy. We provide advice, help and health tests free of charge to help you live a healthy life.
All of the advice that our pharmacy team provides, and most of our healthy living services, are completely free of charge. Call into any of our pharmacy branches and ask to speak to the pharmacist. No appointment is necessary, and all of our pharmacists will be pleased to provide you advice on how to live a healthier life.
Our healthy living services include advice and help on maintaining healthy blood pressure, quitting smoking and help with losing excess weight.
Free Blood Pressure Checks
Approximately 30% of people in England suffer from high blood pressure (also known as hypertension). High blood pressure can lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and damage to other vital organs. As there are usually no obvious symptoms caused by high blood pressure it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. It is recommended that all adults have their blood pressure checked at least once every five years to ensure that you are maintaining a healthy living lifestyle.
At Newline Pharmacy we provide blood pressure checks free of charge. No appointment is necessary, and all checks will be carried out in one of our private consultation rooms. If your blood pressure readings show any cause for concern we will refer you to your local GP to discuss ways in which you can correct your high blood pressure levels.
Read more about the risk factors and problems caused by high blood pressure.
Smoking Cessation Services
Quitting smoking is the single most important part of healthy living. For more details on how we can help you in your battle to give up smoking you can visit our smoking cessation page and see how our services can help you quit smoking.
Another of the main obstacles to healthy living in this country is excess weight. At Newline Pharmacy we can provide advice and help to help you lose weight healthily. According to the Health Survey for England, in 2013 62.1% of adults in England are either overweight or obese (67.1% of men and 57.2% of women). Being overweight or obese increases the risks of:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Some types of cancer (usually breast and bowel cancer)
Call into any of our pharmacies to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. No appointment is necessary and, if you prefer, any discussions can be carried out in one of our private consultation rooms.
You can also read tips from our newsletters on how to lose weight.
If you are unsure if your current weight is healthy you can use the NHS BMI Calculator to find out your body mass index (BMI).