Escape Your Chair

More than half of those who are working from home as a result of Covid-19 restrictions estimate they are sitting down for an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer per day, a new survey has found.
The survey which was commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation is warning of the dangers of sitting down for long periods and calling on workers to move for a minute each hour during the working day.
We are urging people to get up and move regularly during their working day and would like to see employers make an effort to shorten meeting times on video conferencing” commented Tara Curran, Physical Activity Coordinator , The Irish Heart Foundation.
Campaign ambassador, fitness expert, radio and tv broadcaster and author Karl Henry emphasised the need to move regularly to counteract the negative effects of sitting down. “I am delighted to support the Irish Heart Foundation’s Escape Your Chair Heart Month campaign which encourages us all to get out of the chair and move,” he said.
Workers who find themselves sitting down for longer can kick-start their daily exercise by making sure to stand up and move away from the desk for a minute each hour during the working day. Being physically active can release endorphins that can help relieve stress, boost mood, and improve self-esteem.
“When we find ourselves in a stressful situation at work, a quick stroll can help clear our heads while also helping our hearts and reducing our sitting time.”
The average person in Ireland spends nearly seven hours every weekday sitting down and people who work from home because of the coronavirus have reported that they now spend on average an extra two hours and 40 minutes sitting down!
Do you know how long you spend sitting down? Why not take our online sitting calculator and find out? Calculate your sitting here https://irishheart.ie/campaigns/escape-your-chair/calculator/

 

Sign up for the challenge at www.EscapeYourChair.ie

Clarins Big Beauty Event

Don’t miss the Clarins Big Beauty Event in
Haven Pharmacy Hollys Ennis from 17th September to 3rd October!

Your choice of 3 FREE Beauty Treats when you buy two Clarins products, one to be a moisturiser or serum.

But that’s not all…

Haven Rewards customers will receive DOUBLE POINTS on all Clarins purchases throughout the promotion!

If you haven’t signed up yet, collect your new Haven Rewards Card instore today to register and start saving points and treat yourself or someone else this Christmas!

Vichy Free Gift Event

🌟 Vichy Anti Aging Gift With Purchase 🌟
This month, Haven Pharmacy Burkes Macroom have some great skincare promotions instore.
First up is Vichy’s Expert Ageing Kit. This fantastic 4-step exper aging kit is absolutley FREE when you purchase two Vichy products, one to be a facial moisturiser.
Call in to Marie or Anna today for expert skincare advice.

 

La Roche Posay Skin Health Month

Love the skin you’re in with Haven! 

We’ve partnered with La Roche-Posay for Skin Health Month 2020

Haven Pharmacy Loobys are hosting FREE expert consultations with their skincare experts:

Haven Pharmacy Loobys Palmerstown – Friday 27th March

Appointment Necessary, please contact Marzena on 01 6264574

Receive your FREE Giftset with Purchase when you purchase 2 or more products (one to be a moisturiser).

The FREE Sensitive Skin Cleansing Kit includes; eye make-up remover, micellar water for sensitive skin and toleraine dermo-cleanser.

Whatever your skin concern, La Roche-Posay has dermatologist-recommended expert skincare solutions – even for those with the most delicate and reactive of skin. For both men & women, La Roche-Posay cares for your skin and treats conditions including oily skin or acne, aging skin, sensitive skin, dry skin & redness.

During Skin Health Month we have great special offers on Cicaplast, Effaclar, Lipikar, Toleraine and lots more of your favourite La Roche-Posay skincare ranges available at participating Haven Pharmacies Nationwide

#HavenHealth #SkincareRoutine #SkinHealthMonth

 

Neostrata Promotion Day

Pop along on Friday March 6th to Haven Pharmacy Kavanagh’s Enniscorthy

for their NEOSTRATA Promotion Day where they will be offering skin consultations

and expert advise on NEOSTRATA’s powerful corrective and preventative anti-aging products

available in-store to help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.

 

Vichy New Product Launch

Join Haven Pharmacy this month for a Very special in-store event hosted by our Vichy Experts

Receive FREE skin consultations and one to one advice about the New Lift Active Collagen Specialist and Peptide-C Ampoules.

Try out some FREE samples on the day also. FREE Gift with Purchase!

 

Thursday 20th February – Haven Pharmacy Kavanaghs Dunshaughlin, Meath

Friday 28th / Saturday 29th February – Haven Pharmacy Raffertys Stillorgan, Dublin

Friday 28th / Saturday 29th February – Haven Pharmacy Raffertys Corneslcourt, Dublin

Wednesday 4th / Thursday 5th March – Haven Pharmacy Hollys Ennis, Clare 

 

So why not pop in and find out more about the skin you’re in!

 

No appointment necessary

Spotlight Oral Care Event

Join us in Haven Pharmacy Gildeas Kinnegad in Co. Westmeath

this Friday 7th Feb from 2 – 4 pm for our Spotlight in-store event! 

SPECIAL OFFER! Save 25% on the Spotlight Oral Care Range of Toothpastes.
For more information call the Pharmacy directly on 044 9375102

Haven Go Red For Women!

Did you know 1 in 4 women in Ireland will die of cardiovascular disease?

It could be your wife , your mother , your sister or your daughter… It doesn’t have to be this way

Haven are ready to Go Red for Women this Valentine’s Day to help show our support for women’s heart health and raise vital funds to support the Irish Heart Foundation vital prevention and patient support
programmes and services across Ireland.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland and women are almost six times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than breast cancer. However, 80 per cent of premature death from cardiovascular disease is preventable.

Worryingly heart attack in women is often missed as the symptoms of heart attack in women can be different from that in men. Rather than the classic version of a heart attack where someone is seen clutching their chest, the symptoms of a heart attack in women can be quite vague making it hard to diagnose. They can include nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, back pain or tightness in the jaw rather than the more familiar scenario of a crushing pain in the chest that shoots down one arm.

One of the most important messages is to advise women, who are experiencing these symptoms, not to delay-call 999 for an ambulance and get to the emergency department immediately. Irish research shows that one of the reasons many women die from heart attack is that they delay in getting to the emergency department.

 

Understand the symptoms of heart attack in women:

  • Chest discomfort: squeezing, uncomfortable pressure or pain in the centre of the chest, that lasts for more than a few minutes.
  • Indigestion or gas-like pain, breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, vomiting, light-headedness and collapse
  • Discomfort and/or pain spreading to other areas of the upper body such as the shoulders, neck, jaw or upper arms
  • Shortness of breath, unexplained weakness, particularly in the left arm, or fatigue, anxiety or unusual nervousness.

Not all these symptoms are always present. If only some are present, don’t wait. If you think you are having a heart attack, get help quickly and dial 999.

Factors such as smoking, being overweight or obese, having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being inactive or having diabetes and a family history of heart problems all increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Speak to your local Pharmacist to get your Blood Pressure tested, they will also offer a personal health and weight loss consultation and you will receive your own Health Screening Card. Your pharmacist will also advise you about the positive and proactive lifestyle changes you can implement to help safeguard your heart health. For example, you can also significantly reduce your risk of Heart Attack by starting your Smoking Cessation plan, and you will be advised on which Nicotine Replacment Therapy (NRT) suits you.

Call in to your local Haven Pharmacy on Friday 14th February and you can help support the Irish Heart Foundation’s work in communities across Ireland, raising awareness of and helping to prevent deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Together will we keep more women’s heart beatings across Ireland!

 

Here are some photos of our Haven Pharmacies nationwide putting the fun into fundraising:

 

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Information Source: The Irish Heart Foundation

Asthma Nurse in Hollys Liosban

 Paediatric & Adult Asthma Day with a nurse specialist in Haven Hollys Liosban Galway

on Wednesday February 12th from 10am – 3.30pm

Phone our Liosban store on 091 750054 to make an appointment for you or your child.

This is a free event.

Operation Transformation – Go Walking!

Did you start off 2020 with new goals and objectives for the year ahead? Perhaps one of them is to get fit & healthy or lose weight… one of the best ways we can do any of these is to Go Walking! It’s one form of exercise that is both free and easy to do. There’s literally no training involved, it can be a great social activity if you want it to be…. and you can do it anywhere!

The Operation Transformation Nationwide Walks Day will be held on Saturday 18th January 2020. Over 100,000 people have taken part in Nationwide Walks to date with tens of thousands expected again this year. What are you waiting for!!

We all know walking is good for us but it’s actually more important than we realise. Click on the infographic below to see the 20 benefits of walking:

Being physically active is probably the single most important thing that we can do for maintaining or improving our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Physical activity which includes an active lifestyle and routine exercise, like walking, plus eating sensibly is the best way to stay healthy.

The National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland were published by the Department of Health and the HSE as follows:

Children and Young People (2-18)
All children and young people should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. Include muscle-strengthening, flexibility and bone-strengthening exercises 3 times a week.

Adults (18-64)
At least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on 5 days a week (or 150 minutes a week). You can count shorter bouts of activity towards the guidelines. These bouts should last for at least 10 minutes.

Older People (65+)
At least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity activity on 5 days a week, or 150 minutes a week. Focus on aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening and balance.

Walking is the best form of exercise as it can be tailored to most fitness levels and health needs – and it’s absolutely FREE! No gym membership, no sign up fees – all you need is comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing for the weather and you are good to go!

Here are 10 tips to help you get started and stay on track:

1. Ask a friend to join you in your new exercise routine, you will motivate each other to get out there each day
2. Join a walking group like Operation Transformation – a great way to meet new people and interact with your local community
3. Go for a stroll after dinner each day instead of watching television – make this a habit like brushing your teeth or taking your vitamins
4. Give yourself an aim like walk to the shop to get milk or post a letter – it helps to have a reason to get to your destination
5. Change your route and explore different paths every day – that way it won’t seem so monotonous and you will gain more appreciation of your the surroundings on your doorstep
6. Leave the car at home and walk to public transport to get to work / shops – this is not only good for your health but you will also save money too!
7. Take the stairs instead of the lift or go the longer route instead of your normal routine – get those steps up each day
8. Aim to participate in a charity event like Darkness into Light on 11th May 2019 or other fundraisers in your community – build on your fitness so you are physically ready & looking forward to them
9. Keep track of your progress by using a calendar or a fitness tracker – you will soon see improvements in your timing and want to increase your steps
10. Remind yourself of the above 20 benefits – it’s not just a form of exercise but also a form of self care and mental well being

So come on everybody, dust off those trainers and lets get the nation Walking!!!

For more information on how to get started on your new fitness plan, call in to your local Haven Pharmacy for more advice!