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Healthy Living

Healthy Living Service
Healthy Living Service

Please see below for advice you need on Healthy Living

Alcohol Consumption - Want to change the way you drink? 

To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. 
If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it’s best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days. If you have one or two heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risk of death from long-term illness and injuries
The risk of developing a range of health problems (including cancers of the mouth, throat and breast) increases the more you drink on a regular basis
If you wish to cut down the amount you drink, a good way to help achieve this is to have multiple drink-free days a week
For more information, please visit: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/


In the UK, 4.6 million people are living with diabetes. Here at M W Phillips we are committed to helping you and your family with support and advice. Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference when living with diabetes. We can offer advice to help you live a healthy lifestyle. Please visit us in-store for more information, or visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes/

Got the Flu? We can Help.. 

Flu (influenza) is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week.

You can catch flu all year round, but it's especially common in winter, which is why it's also known as seasonal flu.

Flu isn't the same as the common cold. Flu is caused by a different group of viruses and the symptoms tend to start more suddenly, be more severe and last longer. 

The best way to protect yourself (if eligible) is to get a flu jab!  Flu jabs will be available at M W Phillips later in 2022

You can use our walk-in service or book an appointment online; https://calendly.com/mwpfittofly/flu-vaccine-booking

Healthy Eating and Excercise

Are you looking to manage your weight?  Please follow the NHS Live Well guide on further information on eating healthily and achieving a balanced diet. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

Men’s health

Our pharmacists can offer advice and treatment on a variety of common male health issues, please contact your local M W Phillips store or the NHS website on; https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/mens-health/

Women's Health

Our Pharmacists can offer advice and treatment on a variety of common women's health issues, please contact your local M W Phillips store or the NHS website on; https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/womens-health/

Children's Health 

Our pharmacists are highly trained and can offer you advice on a variety of ailments for you and your children, please contact your local M W Phillips pharmacy for further information of visit the NHS website-  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/health/

Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health is important, and you should be encouraged to talk about how you feel.
Good mental wellbeing doesn't mean you're always happy or unaffected by your experiences. But poor mental wellbeing can make it more difficult to cope with daily life.

Please click link for more information: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/

Oral health

Looking after your oral health is just as important as everything else! Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, well-being and quality of life. It is important to brush your teeth twice a day, and eat a low sugar diet. Many diseases can show in the mouth first, so it is important to get this checked regularly. Visit the NHS website for more information- https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/ 

Sexual health

Whether you’re looking for advice about sexually transmitted infection (STIs), or which contraception would be best for you, we can help. Caring for your sexual health, whatever your gender and sexuality, can help you stay safe and healthy while enjoying sexual pleasure and intimacy. Our expert advice as well as product recommendations can help you look after your and your partner’s sexual health.

We offer free sexual health services in all our Birmingham and Coventry stores. Please click link for more information: https://umbrellahealth.co.uk/

or more information about sexual health and the services available to you please visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/where-can-i-get-sexual-health-advice-now/

Smoking- You can be smoke free

If you want to cut down or stop smoking, we ca hnelp you. We know quitting smoking isn’t easy and can seem impossible. But you don’t need to do it alone, we’re here every step of the way to help you stop smoking for good.

Please click here for 10 self help tips to stop smoking: