Priceline Pharmacy introduces a free health check station

Local pharmacist Jaya Lutz-Hann is calling out to the Armidale community to check in with loved ones and themselves after new research found that 95 percent of women are stressed, the equivalent to 18,181 people in the Armidale community.

“It is no surprise that such a large percentage of women are feeling the pressure of life, but the lack of knowledge around its health impact is concerning,” said Ms Lutz-Hann.

“Stress can be a normal part of life, but it can have serious health implications – such as migraines, insomnia, heart disease, high blood pressure, a weakened immune system or anxiety and depression”.

The research also found that 15 percent of women don’t know who to ask for support.

In response to this, the Priceline Pharmacy in Armidale has introduced a health station which includes a medically reviewed stress test to help people better manage and monitor stress.

” It’s conveniently located on the pharmacy floor and allows anyone to check and monitor their vitals when it suits,” Ms Lutz-Hann said.

“COVID has definitely provided additional challenges such as working from home and social isolation for many and I think our Health Station Stress Test is a great way to start the conversation.

“Many people think their stress is normal but it could be taking its toll on their mood, relationships and daily functioning.”

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