September 2007

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Ely Drugs Newsletter
Ely Drugs "since 1931" September 2007
In This Issue
We're in the Movies
How to Control Aging
This Month in History
We're in the Movies
packer's pine tar
The movie The Aviator is based on the life of the legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes at the peak of his popularity. It is well documented that he was very compulsive about keeping clean and being very aware of germs. The movie depicts him as washing his hands often and very methodically with pine tar soap. Although the smell is not pleasant the soap has been used for years to treat Psoriasis, dandruff and other skin irritations. There are several scenes in the movie where Howard Hughes(played by Leonardo DiCaprio) would carry a tin box with him and remove a blackish-grey soap and wash his hands repeatedly. This soap is called Packer's Pine Tar Soap. During production we sold the studio a case of twenty four bars to be used in these scenes. So the next time you see the movie, watch for the soap.
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Paid In Fool

     Walking up to a department store's fabric counter, a pretty girl asked, "How much does this cost?"

     "Only one kiss per yard," replied the smirking male clerk.

      "That's fine," replied the girl. "I'll take ten yards."

     The clerk hurriedly measured out and wrapped the cloth, then held it out teasingly.

     The girl snapped up the package, and said to a little old man standing beside her, "Grandpa, pay the man."


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Ely Drugs has been serving customers for over 75 years. We have picked up a few things along the way and we wish to share some of them with you. From helpful hints and special promotions to even a little bit of history. So take a second and see what this month has to offer.
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How To Control Aging By Starting Now

    If you think you can wait until later to prevent premature aging, you will miss some of the most important times of your life to do it.

     Most people's muscle mass declines with age, and the rate of loss accelerates after age 45.

     The amount of muscle you retain, or build, is determined partly by how many muscles are used. Use them frequently and you maintain their strength. Push them to the limits of their capacity by exercise, and you increase strength no matter how old you are. 

    Doctors at Tufts University say most middle-aged people's weight problem is excess body fat coupled with too little muscle.

As you age, you can lose whole sets of muscles and nerves that work together to make your body function. Between ages 30 and 70, it is estimated that people experience a 20 percent decrease in the strength of the thigh. You can regain muscle mass and strength (through strength training) no matter what shape you're in when you begin.

     How much oxygen your body can process in a given time is an important biomarker called your aerobic capacity. By age 65, it is typically 30 percent to 40 percent less than in young adults.  People at any age can reverse the trend with aerobic exercise, the kind that makes you huff and puff.  And when you build muscle with strength training, you also increase aerobic capacity.

     Other methods to slow aging include controlling sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density, and hydration. The older you are, the more fluids you should drink.

This Month In History

35 Years Ago (9/5/72): 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics


50 Years Ago (9/4/57): Ford Motor Co introduces the Edsel


55 Years Ago (9/8/52): Ernest Hemingway's "Old Man & the Sea" published


70 Years Ago (9/21/37): J.R.R. Tolkien, publishes "The Hobbit"


80 Years Ago (9/30/27): Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR


100 Years Ago (9/26/1907): New Zealand becomes a dominion


115 Years Ago (9/26/1892): 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band


135 Years Ago (9/21/1872): John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis


145 Years Ago (9/23/1862): Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers


225 Years Ago (9/16/1782): Great Seal of US used for 1st time


235 Years Ago (9/1/1772): Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California


320 Years Ago (9/26/1687): Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians

Words of Wisdom

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have,

and only you can determine how it will be spent.

Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg


People are like stained-glass windows.

They sparkle and shine when the sun's out,

but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed

only if there is light within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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