Lose weight; quit smoking; exercise more among most popular resolutions
TORONTO, Dec. 23 /CNW/ - For many Canadians, ringing in the New Year
also involves the annual tradition of reflecting on self-improvement
and the making of New Year's Resolutions. Among the most popular
resolutions made every year is the decision to improve health by losing
weight, getting in shape and quitting smoking. To assist customers with
these health improvement goals, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores
have stocked a full line-up of health and wellness products.
"Starting out the New Year with a personal goal is exciting and many
people want to get started right away," says Lisa Gibson, Director,
Communications & Corporate Affairs, Shoppers Drug Mart. "Shoppers Drug
Mart makes it easy and affordable with its large selection of the
latest natural health, wellness and fitness products that can help
customers as they make lifestyle changes."
QUIT SMOKING - SEVERAL OPTIONS!
NICODERM is a smoking cessation aid in a clear patch and is intended for
people who want to stop smoking "cold turkey" style. The product offers
a comprehensive treatment plan, based on the number of cigarettes
smoked and offers quitting plans to suit both light and heavy smokers.
This can be a helpful option for people who travel frequently or who
work in environments where smoking won't be possible for extended
periods of time. Consumers can obtain free additional online support
through the company's website at www.nicoderm.ca.
Life Brand Quit! Gum and Lozenges
Life Brand nicotine replacement gum and lozenges can help smokers quit
using a more gradual approach. The gum and lozenges release controlled
amounts of nicotine, helping users deal with cravings and withdrawal
Quitting smoking can be challenging. To help people select the option
that will be most effective for them, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists
are available to answer all questions and provide more information
about smoking cessation products.
NATURAL WELLNESS AND WEIGHT MANGEMENT
Supplements can be an important component of wellness and weight
management plans. The body needs to be supported during weight loss,
increased physical activity and the detoxification process that would
occur while quitting smoking. A full line of natural health products is
CLA with Green Tea Extract (conjugated linoleic acid)
Life Brand CLA with Green Tea Softgels may help encourage the reduction
of body fat and promote lean muscle. CLA inhibits the body's mechanism
for storing fat and causes the body to burn stored fat for energy.
Green tea is abundant in polyphenols - a group of plant chemicals that
offer benefits in the antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and
fat weight loss categories. Life Brand Green Tea supplement provides
green tea extract in a convenient capsule.
Life Brand Platinum Super Probiotic Capsules are specially designed to
support immunity and healthy digestion by building healthy gut
microflora throughout the digestive tract. A healthy digestive system
supports weight loss by ensuring that wastes are effectively removed
from the body and by supporting the liver in detoxification.
Vitamins are essential to optimum health. A deficiency in just one
nutrient can cause imbalances in the body, opening the door to
potential illness. A daily multivitamin supports the body's energy,
metabolism and detoxification processes.
The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood
levels of calcium and phosphorus, helping to form and maintain strong
bones and teeth. Vitamin D is found in food and is also synthesized in
the body after exposure to sunlight. During winter months when more
time is spent indoors, vitamin D supplementation is often recommended.
Life Brand Platinum Vitamin D offers 1000 IU in tablet form.
Supplementation with omega-3 EPA/DHA can help maintain cardiovascular
health, support cognitive health and brain function and play a role in
normal growth and development. Life Brand Omega-3 Triple Strength One
Per Day Formula is triple concentrated to provide EPA: 600 mg and DHA:
300mg. Life Brand also offers omega-3 gummy fish and orange flavour
softgels for kids.
GET IN SHAPE
Exercise is important to a healthy lifestyle for many reasons. It helps
support the body's lymphatic circulation, helping rid the body of waste
and toxins. Exercise helps to normalize hormone function, strengthens
the heart muscle, increases circulation, improves oxygen delivery,
increases metabolism and reduces stress. Healthy nutrition and
supplementation support are important parts of a fitness plan.
The Bodylogix® line of supplements is specially formulated to help increase muscle,
lose weight and improve overall well-being. The collection includes
multivitamins, protein powders, energy and weight-loss products, pre-
and post-workout nutrient formulas and a cleanse detox system. With the
purchase of any Bodylogix product, customers will receive a free,
customized online diet and exercise program according to their age,
weight, fitness level and access to exercise equipment. The program
includes weekly meal plans, recipes, workout schedules, exercise videos
and one-on-one advice.
Sportzone Creatine Monohydrate
This product is designed to improve performance in repetitive bouts of
brief, highly-intense physical activity (eg. sprints, jumping,
resistance training). It can help increase muscle mass when used in
conjunction with a resistance training regimen.
Sportzone L-Glutamine Powder
Life Brand L-Glutamine Powder helps support immune and digestive system
health after periods of physical stress. It also helps to assist in
muscle repair after exercise.
Life Brand Energy and Snack Bars
Athletes and people on the go want a balanced energy bar fortified with
vitamins and minerals. Sportzone Energy Bars and Shapers Snack bars can
be part of eating well and may assist in achieving and maintaining a
healthy body weight.
iGym Essential Walking Set
Walking is an excellent and affordable form of weight-bearing exercise
that delivers the full gamut of health benefits. The iGym Essential
Walking Set contains a pedometer, wrist weight, water bottle and waist
iGym Essential Yoga & Pilates Set
Increased strength and flexibility are just a few of the benefits of
practicing yoga and pilates. This set contains a 65 cm Gym Ball with
hand pump, yoga mat, eye mask, resistance tube and two yoga blocks.
About Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted
names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of
full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug
Mart (Pharmaprix in Québec). With more than 1,181 Shoppers Drug Mart
and Pharmaprix stores operating in prime locations in each province and
two territories, the Company is one of the most convenient retailers in
Canada. The Company also licenses or owns more than 58 medical clinic
pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy
(Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and eight luxury beauty
destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company also owns and
operates 63 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest
Canadian retailer of home health care products and services. In
addition to its retail store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug
Mart Specialty Health Network Inc., a provider of specialty drug
distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive patient support services, and
MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of pharmaceutical products and
services to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Alberta.
SOURCE Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation
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