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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Obesity

NHS Choices - Introduction

(08/05/2015)

Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat.

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NHS Choices - Causes of obesity

(25/06/2014)

Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing obesity

(05/06/2014)

Body mass index (BMI) is widely used as a simple and reliable way of finding out if you are overweight or obese.

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NHS Choices - Treating obesity

(05/06/2014)

If you are obese and you want to lose weight, speak to your GP for advice about losing weight safely.

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NHS Choices - Complications of obesity

(05/06/2014)

Obesity can cause a number of further problems, from difficulties with daily activities to serious health conditions.

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NHS Choices - 'Life is so much better at a healthy weight'

(05/06/2014)

Husband and wife Brendan and Debbie Byrne lost a combined total of 9st 6lb by binning takeaways in favour of a healthy diet.

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