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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 [...]

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 [...]

17 11, 2020

Five Stretches to Start the Day Off Right

2020-12-01T12:00:18-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health|Tags: , |

At some point, it happens to all of us.  It’s the day you get out of bed and feel those little aches and pains that seem to have come out of nowhere.   For most of us, the next thing we do is reach for the coffee because that’s bound to make us feel better, right?  However, before you grab the caffeine next time, try a few stretches first.  FirstLantic has five exercises that will help you feel more energized and ready to start your day. Overhead stretch Laying on your back, raise your arms directly above your head and lock your fingers.  Try to elongate your body as much as possible and take three to four deep breaths.  Repeat five times.   Knee to chest [...]

21 01, 2020

Five Wellness Apps to Get You Moving

2020-02-20T17:31:46-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

“Getting fit” is always one of the biggest resolutions of the new year. And yet, as a country we are getting less healthy over time. Obesity is at an all-time high. We are living shorter lives. And diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are on the rise. So, how do we break this cycle? How do we start living our best lives no matter our age? FirstLantic has found five apps that will help you become healthy, wealthy and wise. Well, maybe not wealthy in the monetary sense but wealthy in terms of your well-being which is worth a lot more! Fooducate This app helps you eat better, lose weight, and get healthy by understanding more about the food that you are putting into your body. Most [...]

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