'Tis The Season with Georgina Twomey

Chief Pharmacist with customer

It's that time of year again. School is finishing, holidays are upon us and just like that we have cycled through another 12 months. Our fabulous Alive Pharmacy teams have been busy helping keep you all happy and healthy during 2021 and will continue to be there for you in 2022.

December’s edition of Live+ covers many topics and products which you will find handy over the Christmas and NY period. We specifically delve into prevention and treatments for heartburn/reflux, summer skin care boosts and our own entertaining unique version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

You might find these ideas also helpful so that you can enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season

- Eat a healthy breakfast.

Don't skip your morning meal! A strong, nutritious breakfast is vital in keeping our digestive and immune system supported throughout the holidays. Eating well during this time can also help fight off any weight gain that may occur reducing the hunger pangs and temptation with all the sweet treats that are around.

- Drink plenty of water

Dehydration is common during the holiday season with all that socialising, swimming, heat, travel, (and sometimes alcohol consumption). A touch of lemon, lime, grapefruit and mint can help to keep it interesting so that you get your minimum of 2L per day

- Exercise

No matter how hard we try to avoid it, it is essential that we make exercise part of everyday life – even when we are on holidays! Remember to keep active on your days off. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to hit the gym - bike riding, swimming, SUP and hiking are fun alternatives that you might enjoy

- Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is vital to keeping our immune system healthy and happy. It keeps everything from weight gain, skin damage, stress levels right down which all leads to a healthier body overall.

- Keep your hands clean

We are exposed to so much more germs during the holiday season compared to any other time of year and we often forget that they can be harmful for our health. With our borders opening up it's even more important to get into the routine asap.


Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas and Holiday Season. Bring on 2021!