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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 [...]

20 10, 2020

Breast Cancer – Test your Knowledge with FirstLantic’s Quiz

2020-10-20T11:52:07-04:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , |

As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  And while strides are being made every day in research, detection, and treatment, there are still too many women and men that die from the disease every year.  In fact, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States and the first leading cause of cancer death among women globally.  So, FirstLantic has put together a short quiz on the facts and the fiction about breast cancer.  Take the quiz and test your knowledge and ensure that you have the most up to date information.   Please feel free to share – it could save someone’s life.   Answers can be found at the end of the quiz: [...]

22 09, 2020

10 Financial Decisions That Will Benefit You Later in Life

2020-09-22T13:48:12-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health|

It’s a fact that most of us could probably be better at managing our finances.  For example, maybe you don’t need to buy that latte every day when you could just as easily make coffee at home.  That said, there are small bad decisions like the latte and there are much larger bad decisions.  This blog is about making better choices so that you don’t regret it later in life.  FirstLantic wants you to be prepared to not only enjoy your retirement but also to avoid that worry bubble hanging over your head.   Save more – We know that’s not a revolutionary concept but it’s a fact that you will have more if you save more. Many of us don’t have a lot of [...]

8 09, 2020

Dementia – Know the Signs and How to Get Help

2020-09-08T12:57:03-04:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Health, Mental Wellness|Tags: |

Finding out that someone you love has dementia can be devastating.  Unfortunately, by the time that most people notice the symptoms, the disease may have already progressed significantly.  However, there are early warning signs that can help you identify if a loved one is suffering so that you can seek treatment sooner as well as ensure that you are better prepared for when the disease gets worse.  In addition, numerous resources exist that provide the most up to date information on clinical research, support groups, and treatment options.   FirstLantic Healthcare has put together the following guide so that you know how to spots the signs of dementia and how to find support if necessary.   Early warning signs:  It’s important to recognize the difference between [...]

2 09, 2020

Ten Jobs That Are In Demand Now

2020-09-02T11:13:43-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Categories: Health|

If there’s one thing that we have learned about our economy from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the U.S. is heavily reliant on service jobs.  Restaurants, hotels, casinos, fast food chains, and grocery stores among many others employ millions of people.   Most of these jobs pay hourly rates sometimes making it difficult to do much more than live paycheck to paycheck.  The manufacturing jobs that didn’t require a college degree but paid well enough to live a middle-class lifestyle are mostly gone.  So, what are the best jobs for the next ten years and how do you ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared to thrive in the future?   FirstLantic shares 10 jobs that have higher wages and have the most anticipated growth [...]

4 08, 2020

Five Reasons You Should Think About Long Term Care Insurance

2020-11-20T12:20:36-05:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Health|

70% of people turning 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. 90% of those who receive long-term care assistance live at home or in a community setting. These stats are pretty sobering and yet most of us are not really prepared to have to pay for outside help for 10 or possibly 20 years during retirement.  In fact, many people believe assisted living is covered by Medicare.  57% of people surveyed said they plan to rely on Medicare to help pay for any senior care they might need.   However, while Medicare is available to help with short-term personal health coverage or pharmaceuticals, it is not available to pay for assisted living in most cases.  And Medicaid is only available to [...]

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