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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 [...]

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.   [...]

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 [...]

11 05, 2021

12 Tips to Optimize the Mind-Body Connection

2021-05-11T07:04:40-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Diet, Health, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , |

In our FirstLantic blog last week, we tackled the serious issue of the rise in mental illness within the U.S. and steps that need to be taken to combat the meteoric rise.  Continuing this theme in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to offer some practical steps that we can all take to keep ourselves mentally and physically fit.  We caught up with Dr. Markus Ploesser, a Psychiatrist who is certified in Integrative Medicine and an anti-aging expert.  He offers us twelve tips for healthier nutrition. In his work, he implements the Walsh Institute’s advanced nutrient therapy methods to improve overall health. So, take it from the doctor and apply these best practices to optimize your mind-body connection.   Stop drinking sweets Regular [...]

2 02, 2021

10 Facts about Your Heart – The Most Amazing Machine ever Created

2021-02-02T18:29:50-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Diet, Fitness, Health|

In the truest sense of the word, the heart is not really a machine. However, if you look at how it was designed and its effectiveness, you might agree that it’s really one of the most phenomenal machines ever created.  Considering February includes Valentine’s Day (symbolic of hearts), it’s only fitting that it’s also heart health awareness month.  So, FirstLantic thought it was important to share some interesting facts about this small organ that has such a huge impact on every part of our body.  And hopefully, it reminds us all of why we need to take good care of it. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart and a [...]

6 10, 2020

10 Foods that Will Make You Look and Feel your Age

2020-10-06T12:46:02-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Diet|Tags: |

Let’s face it – most of us really don’t want to look precisely our age if we’re over 40.  We don't want to appear 20 years younger either, but we do want to look and feel our best.  We exercise, try to eat our vegetables (and may get an occasional Botox injection), but most of us are probably still eating foods that wreak havoc on our skin without even realizing it.  So, FirstLantic.com has identified a list of foods that could contribute to premature aging so that you can try to eliminate them from your diet entirely or at least cut back substantially.    Trust us; your skin will thank you!   Salt and salty foods: While a little salt doesn’t hurt you, overconsumption of salt [...]

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