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The Ultimate Winter Health Guide

Want to protect your family’s health this winter and stay energetic, healthy and happy?

You’re in the right place!

We’ve gathered together all our winter health blog posts in one place to make it easier for you to find the help and information you need to look and feel great, all year round.

Enjoy these resources and remember that you can get in touch with your pharmacist if you have questions or need support or advice on any health condition.

We’re always here to help.

Winter Health

Winter Wellness Guide

Keep your family healthy this winter and keep illness at bay by following the tips we’ve shared in this comprehensive guide to Winter Wellness.

We’ll be talking about how to optimise your sleep, eat a healthy diet, take the right supplements, take care of your digestive health, manage stress and get enough exercise so you can continue to thrive, whatever the season.


Winter Vitamins – Staying Healthy This Winter

Eating a healthy diet is key to getting all the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to stay healthy.

But if you live a busy lifestyle, are dealing with picky eaters or struggle to get what you need, it’s worth taking a supplement. This will help fill in those nutritional gaps and help keep bugs, sniffles and other winter nasties at bay.

Which vitamins do we recommend? Find out by reading the blog post.



How Journaling Could Help You Get Through The Winter

Did you know that journaling can help you get through stress, anxiety and depression, process your thoughts and help you achieve your goals?

Pick up a notebook and a pen (or open a document on your computer) then read this blog post to discover how you can use this therapeutic technique to improve your life.


Colds & Flu

Whitworth Cold and Flu Guide: Staying Fighting Fit in Winter

In this comprehensive health guide, we’ve gathered together our tips on how you can prevent colds and flu, ease your symptoms and get back on your feet faster.

You’ll also find out how to tell the difference between head and chest colds, whether you might actually have COVID, which over the counter medicines and self-care tricks can help and when you should see a doctor.



Getting Rid of Flu

Have you or a family member been struck down by the flu? Wondering how to ease your symptoms, which over the counter medicines you should take and when you should see a doctor?



Get Your Flu Jab: Why You Need to Get Vaccinated This Year

What is the flu jab and why do you need it? Are you eligible for the flu vaccination this year? Find out more by reading this blog post.



FAQ - Flu Vaccinations: Should You Get the Jab?

Get a flu vaccination and you’ll avoid catching the flu and reduce your risk of hospitalisation or even death from this common virus.

We know that you likely have several questions about the jab including why you need one this year if you already had one, how long protection lasts and whether you can get yours on the NHS.



Best Over The Counter Treatment for Coughs

Whether you have a chesty cough or a dry cough, you’ll need an effective treatment to ease your irritating and uncomfortable symptoms, soothe your throats, loosen stubborn phlegm and get back on your feet faster.

In this post, we share everything you need to know about coughs including what causes them, the best over the counter treatments and which home care tricks you can use to feel better faster.



Vitamins D

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we struggle to get enough of in the UK. That’s why the UK government advises that everyone take a vitamin D supplement during the winter months.

Read this blog post to find out more about the vitamin, which foods you can find it in, how to spot a deficiency and why you should take a supplement.



Vitamin D Guide: How to Make Sure Your Family is Getting Enough

Did you know that 50% of the global population is deficient in the essential nutrient, vitamin D? Or that it’s harder for us to get vitamin D during the winter in the UK?

Find out more about what it does, how to spot a deficiency, how much you need, which supplement you should take and which foods contain vitamin D.



Sore Throat

Throat Soreness? How to Fix It Fast

Sore throats are usually a sign that your body is trying to fight an illness and often get better within a week. However, they can be irritating, annoying and uncomfortable when you are suffering. But help is at hand!

Read this blog post to discover the likely causes, how to treat it, how your pharmacist can help and when you should see a doctor.



Raynaud's Disease

What is Raynaud’s and What Can You Do About It?

Raynaud’s Disease causes certain parts of your body to go white or blue when exposed to the cold. Usually, symptoms occur in your hands, feet, nipples, ears and lips and can be uncomfortable or even painful.

Find out what causes it and how to manage your symptoms by reading this blog post.



Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) & Blue Monday


Blue Monday: How to Feel Better on the Most Depressing Day of the Year

Blue Monday is said to be the saddest day of the year and falls on the third Monday of January. It’s hardly surprising that many of us find it challenging- the festive season is over, there are still many cold dark days ahead and we’re often trying to recover our finances after Christmas.

Read this blog post to discover how you can stay energetic and positive on this challenging day.




Turning Blue Monday Around to Focus on Your Health and Wellbeing

The weeks after Christmas and New Year can be challenging for us all. Spring feels so far away and we’re still dealing with the cold dark days of winter.

The team here at Whitworth decided to gather together some ideas that can help you boost your mood and take care of your health this Blue Monday. Enjoy!



10 Self-Care Tricks to Boost Your Mood When You’re Feeling Down

During the winter months, many of us feel low on energy, distracted, fed up or even experience feelings of anxiety or depression. For around 6-10% of the population, this can develop into a Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

But there is hope. If you struggle with your mental health during the winter, follow these 10 tips and notice how much better you feel.



10 Easy Ways to Put a Smile on your Face This Winter

By looking after your physical and mental health, you can protect yourself from illness this winter, keep your energy levels high and avoid succumbing to ‘the winter blues’.

Read this blog post to discover how you can stay happy and healthy during these cold, dark days.



Protect your health this winter

If you’d like more support and advice regarding your health, get in touch with your pharmacy today.

Our friendly team is always here to answer your questions and help you get the treatment you need to look and feel at your best.