We will be closed on Monday, January 2.
Have a happy and healthy New Year!
We hope your families and homes are safe and free from harm.
Continued close monitoring of Hurricane Ian has led to the conclusion that to ensure the safety of our patients and employees,
Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy will remain
CLOSED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.
We will re-open regular hours at 9am on Monday, October 3
Thank you for your understanding.
Out of an abundance of concern for the safety of our patients and employees, Live and Learn Compounding Pharmacy will be observing the following hours:
Tuesday, September 27 : Open 9am - 4pm
Wednesday, September 28: CLOSED
Thursday, September 29: We are hopeful that we will be able to operate our regular hours, but please check this website or Facebook page for updates.
Please note: as you may expect, the phones may be unreliable as a source of information if the power or internet goes out. Please check our Facebook page and website for current information on operating hours.
Myth #3 : Older adults should take it easy and avoid exercise so they don’t get injured.
Reality: As you age, you may think exercise could do more harm than good, especially if you have a chronic condition. However, studies show that you have a lot more to gain by being active — and a lot to lose by sitting too much. Often, inactivity is more to blame than age when older people lose the ability to do things on their own.
Almost anyone, at any age and with most health conditions, can participate in some type of physical activity. In fact, physical activity may help manage some chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. For most older adults, physical activities like brisk walking, riding a bike, swimming, weightlifting, and gardening are safe, especially if you build up slowly. You should talk with your doctor about how your health condition might affect your ability to be active.
Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but can help keep you independent as you age. Tai Chi and similar mind and body movement practices have been shown to improve balance and stability in older adults and this can help maintain independence and prevent future falls.
Myth #2: Arthritis is inevitable as we get older.
Reality: Time can take a toll on your joints. But according to the National Institutes of Health, only half of all people over the age of 65 suffer from the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis. And studies show that which joints are affected and the severity of the disease may be more closely linked to risk factors other than aging-related wear and tear, including obesity, genetics and previous joint injuries.
Take control: To reduce your risk of osteoarthritis, Dr. Carl Lambert of Rush University recommends taking steps — literally.
"Regular, moderate physical activity strengthens the muscles around your joints, helping to prevent damage to your cartilage," he says. "Exercise also helps you keep off the extra pounds that can put extra stress on your joints."
Just make sure to mix it up: Repetitive stress on joints for long periods of time can cause the wear and tear that may eventually lead to osteoarthritis. So if you lift weights one day, go for a long walk or ride your bike the next.
If you already have arthritis, Lambert suggests trying aquatic (water) exercises. "They'll give you a great workout that's easy on the joints.”
Myth #1: My genes determine my health.
Reality: It’s not unusual to assume that your life span and health will mirror that of your parents, but we know so much more than we used to about aging and staying healthy later in life. Good genetics are only part of the equation.
Dr. Roger Landry, author of Live Long, Die Short, says 70% of the physical differences and 50% of the intellectual differences between older adults who are healthier in later years and those who aren’t boil down to lifestyle choices.
Eating right, getting plenty of sleep, not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption and getting regular exercise all play a bigger role in your overall health and longevity than genetics.
Older adults who are engaged in meaningful activity and feel a sense of purpose in life tend to have lower rates of mortality and better health. Volunteering late in life is associated with reduced risk of hypertension, enhanced cognition, delayed physical disabilities and lower mortality rates.
Healthy aging is a hot topic. By 2060, almost a quarter of the U.S. population will be age 65 or older. Whether you're concerned about weight gain, sex drive or chronic diseases, the key to healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle. Eating a variety of nutritious foods, practicing portion control and including physical activity in your daily routine can go a long way toward promoting healthy aging.
A study by Yale University Professor of Public Health and Psychology Becca Levy, Ph.D., found that believing in myths about aging — useless, helpless, loss of value — can in fact have a negative impact on your longevity. But replacing those negative age stereotypes with positive perceptions about aging — wisdom, self-realization, satisfaction and vitality — resulted in a nearly eight-year increase in average lifespan. So looking at the myths and realities of aging to change how you see growing older can greatly impact your overall health and wellness.
This month we will look at some of the more common myths about aging, and what you can do to avoid becoming a stereotype.
We will also look at what DOESN’T work! If an interest in healthy aging leads you to consider anti-aging therapies — such as restrictive diets, supplements or expensive treatments claiming to postpone or even reverse the aging process — be cautious. There's no quick fix when it comes to healthy aging. Know what you're buying, and know how to spot suspicious schemes. Often, anti-aging therapies don't live up to the claims.
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Yep, it's that time of year .... again. Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 13.
Regardless of how you feel about the practice, moving the clock forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall doesn’t just affect your schedule — it can throw off your body’s internal clock, too.
That hour of sleep that’s lost or gained can leave you feeling groggy and irritable. It can also be dangerous. Studies have found that both heart attacks and fatal car accidents increase after the spring shift to Daylight Saving Time.
“In a nation that is already sleep deprived, losing an extra hour can make a huge impact,” says sleep specialist Harneet Walia, MD.
Adjusting to the time change is different for everyone. Some people adjust in a few days; for others, it takes more time. For your health and safety, Dr. Walia offers these tips for dealing with the time change:
A lot of folks ask us about natural supplements to help with the transition. Our favorite is BestRest by Pure Encapsulations. A combination of herbal and natural products including GABA, valerian, l-theanine, and yes- melatonin, that have been recognized as helping with sleep. Order direct from our wholesaler throught the “supplements” tab on our website www. Liveandlearnpharmacy.com
Read more about healthy sleep habits at the Cleveland Clinic