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Stay healthy this Christmas

The best way to enjoy Christmas is to plan ahead, keep it simple, stay calm and don’t overdo it! Be prepared by stocking up on over-the counter medicines such as painkillers , throat lozenges, indigestion, cough and cold remedies. Order your prescribed medicines before you run out and remember to visit your local pharmacy if you need advice. Our new website has a wide range of health advice www.orchardpharmacy.co.uk Moderation is the secret! Too much festive food can cause heartburn, indigestion and put on excess pounds! Eat healthy foods such as soups, stews and roast vegetables which are rich in vitamins and fibre. Stay calm and relaxed by using herbal remedies. Revive your spirits with aromatherapy oils. Manuka Honey boosts your immune system and is great to have at home for coughs, sore throats and stomach complaints. Try to keep to the recommended limits of alcohol: 3-4 units for men, 2-3 units for women. Avoid hangovers by drinking plenty of water and alternate alcohol with soft drinks. Eat a good meal beforehand and pace yourself! Rather than be a couch potato, go for a walk or take some other exercise as it will help to ease stress and help you sleep better. You may consider giving up smoking in the New Year. Ask us about our Stop Smoking Scheme Have a Healthy Christmas and lets hope that Santa is good to us all! PAULA MORGAN ORCHARD PHARMACY 23 MANDEVILLE ST PORTADOWN

23 Mandeville St, Portadown
County Armagh
BT62 3PB
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