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14 02, 2022

Ten Things About the Heart that All Americans Should Know

2022-02-14T12:33:24-05:00February 14th, 2022|Categories: Health, heart disease, heart health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There couldn’t be a better month than February to celebrate Heart Health Month although too many of us take this important organ for granted. We’ll give gift of hearts on Valentine’s Day but ignore our own heart health and how it affects us and our loved ones.  So, why not use this February as the starting point for taking care of your heart all year long?  FirstLantic can help you get started.  Take our quiz below and get the facts. Answers are below the quiz but don’t peak! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. True or False How many people die from heart disease within the U.S. each year? a. 50,000 [...]

30 11, 2021

Good to the Last Bite – Leftover Recipes

2021-11-30T14:55:40-05:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Cooking, Entertainment, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , , |

So, you had a great holiday with lots of food, fun, friends, and family. Now, you just need to figure out what to do with all the leftovers!  As usual, you bought a little too much food, the refrigerator is full, and you have run out of ideas.  Don’t worry, FirstLantic has you covered.  Last week, we gave you some new takes on old classics. This week we help you get a little more mileage out of all those ingredients.  Try one or all of these three tasty recipes we found and gobble, gobble!  And don't forget your furry family members as they are always more than happy to help you get rid of leftovers (just make sure they are dog or cat safe foods)! [...]

28 09, 2021

Breast Cancer Awareness – Learn the Facts

2021-09-28T11:32:39-04:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.  FirstLantic.com wants to ensure that you know the facts about this disease because it could save you or a loved one’s life.  Take our short breast cancer quiz and test your knowledge.  Answers are given at the end of the quiz.   1. How many women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? A. 1 in 20 B. 1 in 10 C. 1 in 8 D. 1 in 5   2. How many women will die from breast cancer this year in the U.S.? A. 2,000 B. 5,000 C. 21,000 D. 43,000   3. Can men get breast cancer? A. Yes B. No   4. Which women [...]

14 09, 2021

What is bad cholesterol and why does it matter?

2021-09-14T16:40:24-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , , |

We have all heard that having a high cholesterol score is not good for our health.  But you may not know what good and bad Cholesterol is, why it matters and what to do about it if you are in an unhealthy range.  So, in support of National Cholesterol Education Month, FirstLantic wants to do our part to educate on the risks of high Cholesterol and provide some simple steps to get you back on the path to health.  High Cholesterol is a huge problem that affects 102 million Americans over the age of 20.  It can be caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and exacerbated by smoking.   What is Cholesterol exactly?   Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat or lipid [...]

7 09, 2021

Get Cooking with These Heart Healthy Recipes

2021-09-07T11:39:47-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, food, Health|Tags: , , |

If you missed FirstLantic’s blog last week, we provided some reasons to eat healthier and do your heart a favor.  We also included two easy and nutritious meals to try that take 25 minutes or less to prepare. If you didn’t take it to “heart” last week (pardon the pun), we’re going to give it one more good old-fashioned college try by tempting you with two more delicious recipes.  But first, take this brief quiz and see how well you do.  Click on the hyperlink in each question to get the answer. Which country in the world has the highest life expectancy? A. Switzerland B. Japan C. United States D. Hong Kong, China What percentage of the population in the U.S. has diabetes? A. 2.5% [...]

31 08, 2021

Treat Your Heart Right with These Healthy Recipes

2021-08-31T12:58:33-04:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , |

September is Healthy Aging Month. Whether you're already taking care of yourself and want to maintain that, or you're ready to turn a new leaf, it's never too late to start eating better to protect your heart.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease can be linked to obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, and eating oversized portions and unhealthy foods. Maybe if we thought more about what an amazing organ our heart really is, we would treat it better. The fact is that your heart beats about 115,000 times and pumps 2,000 gallons of blood every day. It’s truly a wonderous machine.   [...]

24 08, 2021

Seniors: Start Planning for Hurricane Season Now

2021-08-24T11:09:38-04:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Health, Hurricane, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

If you've lived in South Florida (or anywhere along the East Coast) for any length of time, you've probably seen more than your share of hurricane forecasts, scary-looking radar images, emergency alerts, evacuations, and property damage. Seniors can find hurricane scenarios especially worrying. If you haven't made proper preparations for hurricane season, now's the time to start, whether you're a senior or you care for a senior who may need extra help during one of these natural disasters. Let's examine some ways careful planning can help keep you and yours safe when the weather turns ugly. The Need for a Hurricane Disaster Plan Hurricanes and Florida seem to have an affinity for each other, and not just South Florida. At least one hurricane has swept [...]

17 08, 2021

Ten Simple Steps to Create your Own Will or Trust

2021-08-17T21:38:27-04:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Financial Decisions|Tags: , , |

Let’s be honest, most of us will procrastinate whenever possible especially if it’s an unpleasant task.  And planning or updating a will or trust is certainly not at the top of most people’s list of entertaining things to do.  Yet, it is one of the most important ways that you can protect your family.  Putting together the right plan can save on taxes, family feuds, hurt feelings, legal costs etc.  Depending on the size of your estate, you may need to hire a lawyer.  However, you can also write your own will or trust with these ten tips from FirstLantic. Determine whether to create a will and/or a trust What is the difference?  A will is a written document expressing a deceased person's wishes, from [...]

10 08, 2021

Seniors Going For Gold!

2021-08-10T13:56:59-04:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , , |

For the Olympic athletes that competed in Tokyo, the games are now over.  However, athletes over 50 planning to compete in the “Senior Olympics” haven't even begun.  That's because their event was canceled due to concerns around COVID.  For these competitors, their moment will have to wait until 2022, when it’s expected to occur in Florida.   However, while the senior games do not lack a competitive spirit, they were initially started with a higher purpose: namely, to inspire older Americans to stay healthy and fit.   And the athletes that participate should be an inspiration for all of us to get moving.  Quite a few are in their 80s and 90s, and they're not planning on slowing down anytime soon.  So, if you think you have [...]

4 08, 2021

Ways to Stay Safe and Beat the Heat of Summer

2021-08-04T06:14:47-04:00August 4th, 2021|Categories: Health|

When dealing with the heat of the summer months, it can be riskier for seniors. As you age, you can become dehydrated more easily than younger people. However, there are ways to continue to enjoy the lifestyle your accustomed to while staying safe. FirstLantic has some tips for beating the heat!   Make Sure to Drink Enough Water One of the ways that all of us can stay healthier and safer during the summer months is to make sure we are drinking plenty of water. However, for seniors, it is even more critical.  Home healthcare workers or friends, or family that take care of seniors should ensure they have access to water at all times and that they're drinking more than usual.  Also, seniors should avoid [...]

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