Thursday, 3 November 2011

Champix - warning

Are you putting your health at risk by trying to stop smoking?

Champix has already been linked to heart problems, strokes and blackouts. The latest warning comes from Dr Curt Furberg, professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has done research into stop smoking treatments and found that 90% of people having serious side effects like depression and suicidal thoughts were taking Champix.

Only 7% with the same issues were taking Zyban.

According to a piece on aol today, in the past four years Champix has been linked to 80 deaths, 39 of which were suicides.

The manufacturer Pfizer says that there is an information leaflet with warnings in the pack - as though that is an answer to this issue!

Please take care if you're thinking of taking a drug to help you stop smoking. Your doctor knows of the dangers - make sure you do too.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The sun is shining!

Don't you feel better when the sun is shining?

I suggest to all of my weightloss, stress and anxiety clients - in fact all my clients - to get out in the sunshine every time the sun shines!!

Walk briskly for as long as you can - even if you've only got 3 minutes it's better than nothing!

If you can't walk far then just sit in the sunshine. Close your eyes and turn your face to the sun for a few minutes.

You'll be very surprised at how much better you'll feel.

As the days get shorter and winter approaches there will be less sunny days - but there will still be sunny days!

Cheer yourself up and get outside! You know you'll feel better!