In the past few days, LloydsPharmacy launched its free healthy living campaign, Get Summer Healthy to address Ireland’s growing obesity problem through a free, eight-week healthy transformation programme.
The initiative is nationwide and is exclusive to LloydsPharmacy, in all 94 stores across the country! What I found particularly interesting was that in-store health coaches provide free weekly advice and support for participants in the privacy of the care rooms in the pharmacies. Weight loss and smoking cessation programmes are devised specifically for the participants following an initial ‘health check’ of their blood pressure and body mass index and of course a discussion about their own personal health goals.
Participants then have regular check-ins with their coach to track their progress and re-tailor the program if fitting. At the end of the 8 weeks, participants are issued their results and some very comprehensive recommended next steps to continue on their journey.
The program encompasses three pillars; wellness, health and fitness and I would highly recommend anyone looking to make the first move towards a healthier lifestyle to get involved! For more information on the Get Summer Healthy initiative, simply drop into your local LloydsPharmacy or log onto; www.lloydspharmacy.ie
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