According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average amount of sleep required by an adult varies for each individual, based on gender, sex, physiological factors and more. You’ll know you’ve achieved a sufficient amount of sleep when you wake up naturally, feeling rested, refreshed and ready for your day.1 For some this will be 6 hours, for others, it will be 9. Most likely, you’ll fall somewhere in between.
The problems begin when you don’t hit that sweet spot in the number of hours that your body associates with feeling well-rested- particularly when it becomes habitual. As you continue to deprive your body of its required hours of rest, the damage can go deeper than just feeling tired. In fact, sleep deprivation will begin to create difficulties in many parts of your body, making your entire system work less efficiently2.
As the number of flu cases continues to increase this flu season, it isn’t too late to receive your flu shot. London Drugs Certified Injection Pharmacists can help protect you from the seasonal flu, and ensure you’re up-to-date with any other vaccinations you may require, such as:
London Drugs is offering its A1C Clinics in six Lower Mainland locations this June. With no cure for this disease yet, management and education remain the most effective way to live a healthy, balanced life.
Join us for an individualized, 30-minute educational consultation with a London Drugs Certified Diabetes Educator. We will test your A1C and focus on assessing your diabetes control while discussing how to best manage your diabetes.
The consult will include:
There is a $15.00 cost per participate; a tax-deductible receipt issued upon request.
In Canada, there are more than 70,000 heart attacks every year—1 in every 7 seconds, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A quick, first-step to determining your risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is with a unique skin cholesterol test available exclusively in Western Canada at London Drugs. READ MORE
Now you can get instant cholesterol results through London Drugs Skin Cholesterol Clinics. It’s quick, easy and convenient and there’s no blood test or fasting. While skin cholesterol isn’t the same as blood cholesterol, it does provide valuable additional information when assessing risk of coronary artery disease or heart disease. And London Drugs is the only pharmacy in Western Canada to offer these unique Skin Cholesterol Clinics.
Visit or call your local pharmacy to check availability and book your appointment today!
There is a $24.99 fee to attend this clinic. A tax-deductible receipt will be issued upon request.
From January 20 to 26, Canadians will be recognizing National Non-Smoking Week. If you have been a smoker and are looking for a reason to quit this could be the perfect week to start.
Those looking to quit can book a complimentary appointment to attend the Smoking Cessation Clinic with a London Drugs Pharmacist. This one-on-one, 30-minute appointment is designed to create a clear quitting plan. READ MORE