Leila Pharmacy, located at 632 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg is proud to service the greater Winnipeg area in Manitoba. We are a family-owned, full service independent pharmacy and take pride in serving and supporting the local community. The pharmacy has a team that cares about you and your health care needs. Excellent patient care and friendly service you can trust. We “go the extra mile” to support the special needs and requirements of our customers. It is our great honor and privilege to support our patients in the community. Please stop by and visit us or schedule an appointment.
Leila Newsletter February 2018
Getting to Your Best Weight
By Laura Creek Newman, RD
Now that we are a full month into 2018, February is the month when many of us take stock of our progress on the goals or resolutions we set for ourselves on New Years Eve. One of the most common resolutions made is to lose weight. With high expectations of fast and dramatic results, many people feel like they’re failing their resolutions when they don’t see the number on the scale moving they way they would like. This can be especially depressing if you feel you’ve been working your hardest and staying away from your favourite foods all in the hopes of hitting your goal number; if this is how you feel, you’re not alone. However, when we fully assess the situation, there are many opportunities to change our thinking and help us feel less like failures.
Society and the 60 billion dollar weight loss industry is full of messages of dieting, restricting, and prioritizing thinness, so it’s easy to believe that the only way to be healthy is to lose weight. In contrast, things like blood pressure, blood sugar, getting enough sleep, physical activity, and mental health tell us much more about a person’s overall health than the scale ever will. There are many ways to focus on these measures to support our health that don’t rely on weight loss.
Next, we should always ask ourselves why we want to lose weight in the first place. It’s good to start by asking ourselves who’s idea was it – did I set this goal, or did someone else make the suggestion. Then it’s helpful to ask what will you get out of losing weight, other than seeing a lower number on the scale? For example, I want to feel younger and more energetic, I want to feel like I’ve accomplished something, I want to live a more active life, I want to impress some family I haven’t seen in a long time. Ask yourself if losing weight is the only way to get those feelings, or if losing weight is a realistic solution to your challenges. For instance, what else have you accomplished that you can feel proud of, or why do you feel you can only impress your family based on the size of your body, etc.
Finally, aim for your best weight. Best Weight, a term coined by leading obesity experts Drs. Sharma and Freedhoff, means the weight you are while living the healthiest lifestyle that you enjoy. If we have to live in a way that we dislike, or feel like we’re missing out on things that make us truly happy just to hit an “ideal” weight, chances are we are not truly living our healthiest or best lives.
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Warm friendly and professional staff. If you have any questions regarding your health, your pharmacist is often the first and most accessible health care professional you can visit in your community. Not only are pharmacists medication experts, but they are also knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition, fitness, and general health and wellness. Our pharmacists will work with you to make sure that you and your loved ones are at ease and have a complete understanding of their medications. More >>
Free Counselling and Consultations
If you have any questions regarding your health, your pharmacist is often the first and most accessible health care professional you can visit in your community. Not only are pharmacists medication experts, but they are also knowledgeable in the areas of disease prevention, nutrition, fitness, and general health and wellness. Our pharmacists will work with you to make sure that you and your loved ones are at ease and have a complete understanding of their medications.
Diabetes Advice and Meter Training
For all our patients who have diabetes, we offer a Diabetes Meds check review where we will discuss your current medications as well as any potential obstacles and successes you may have had in your diabetes management. Our staff can also help you to choose the best glucometer to suit your needs. Help us help you. Let’s beat Diabetes together.
Free City Wide Delivery
We would love to see you in our store but we understand access to transportation or getting to the pharmacy can be difficult. We want to make sure that you have access to your medications at the times where you can’t make it to the pharmacy and that is why we will deliver your medications to your front door.
Meds Check Program
Managing multiple medications is no easy task. With all the different instructions and potential side effects it’s hard to know if the medications you take on a daily basis are working as well as they should. There is a way to make sure you´re getting the most from your medications. Leila Pharmacy has a Meds Check program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with the pharmacist to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication.
Free Compliance Packaging
Medications work well if they are taken correctly and at the right time. This can be hard if you or your loved ones take multiple medications. We can help by preparing special packaging that will help you keep track of the timing and the amount you need to take for each of your medications. Leila Pharmacy has a Meds Check program that allows you to schedule a 20 to 30 minute one-to-one meeting with the pharmacist to ensure that you are safely and appropriately using all types of medication.