We have all heard the commentary from the peanut gallery with statements like “she’s too old to wear her hair long” or “he should act his age” or “she shouldn’t wear a bikini – after all, she’s not 25 anymore”. Well, what if we told you that acting your age can be detrimental to your health and that there are studies to prove it? That’s right - research shows that people who “act their age” tend to live shorter and less fulfilling lives. A study from JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or those who felt more than one year older than their actual age.
Traveling is one of life’s great pleasures. No, we don’t mean that business trip where you were delayed for 10 hours. We are talking about those leisure trips where you are going to explore another city, state or country. Traveling expands our view and helps us understand different cultures as well as see some of the amazing wonders that the world has to offer. But what if you don’t have a friend or partner to travel with? Should you just stay at home? Absolutely not! There are plenty of choices for female travelers and FirstLantic has put together an overview of some of your best options. So, read on and start exploring the world!
We’ve all heard of grandparents pitching in to help take care of their grandchildren, but a new generation is turning that around. It turns out that many grandchildren (especially Millennials) are taking on caregiving duties for their elderly family members. In fact, according to a report conducted by the AARP Public Policy Institute, one in four caregivers is a Millennial. FirstLantic explores why this trend is increasing and the resources that young caregivers can take advantage of to help them cope with the challenges.
Have you ever wished you had resources right at your fingertips when you needed them rather than having to search endlessly on the Internet? You know the feeling – you’re moving, and you need to change your address, or you’re thinking about looking for a new insurance provider but don’t know where to start. Well, FirstLantic is here to help. We have created a downloadable guide of services ranging from how to get your Internet service set up to where to get information about healthy eating. And we have categorized the services into four main areas including home, health, finances and ongoing education. While we won’t claim that this list has everything you need, it’s a least a good start!
Do you have stiff muscles? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Well, if you have any of these issues, you don’t have to immediately resort to medication because yoga might help you more than pills. But there are so many different styles of yoga, so how do you decide which one is right for you? Well, keep reading because FirstLantic has made it simple so you can start practicing your yoga moves right away!
Now that medical marijuana is legal in over 50% of the states and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, can you guess which demographic is using cannabis more than any other? If you said teenagers or 20- somethings you would be way off because it turns out it’s seniors. In fact, cannabis use among seniors increased by 250 percent from 2006 to 2013. So, why is there such an increase in usage among this demographic? FirstLantic explores some of the benefits for older people including treating conditions like general pain, side-effects of cancer, anxiety and depression.
Ready for the joys of summer including enjoying a good book? FirstLantic has some suggestions for some amazing beach reads that you may have missed when they were released. And the best part? All of the books were written by best-selling women authors age 50 and over! So, grab your beverage of choice and your beach chair and start enjoying (even if your beach chair is in your living room)! Oh, and be warned — some of these books tackle some pretty serious topics but we guarantee that you will not be disappointed by these amazing writers!
So, we have all heard the saying that “age is just a number” but what about when age becomes a pain – both physically and mentally? No matter how fit you are, there is a time when we start to feel those aches associated with older age and they aren’t simply in your head. But how does your head really affect your body? If you think positively, can you actually reduce the chances of becoming physical ill or can you recover more quickly from an injury? Well, the research says yes. A study conducted by John Hopkins expert Lisa R. Yanek, M.P.H., and her colleagues, found that even in people with a family history of heart disease, the positive thinkers were 13 percent less likely than their negative counterparts to have a heart attack or other coronary event. FirstLantic takes a deeper dive into how you can improve your connection between mind and body.
So, here’s a novel concept. What if we told you that women over 50 are starting to rule the world? You think we’re joking? The fact is that there are now more women in this country over 50 than at any other time in our history. They are healthier, better educated and they don’t plan on disappearing just because they have reached a certain age. In fact, women are realizing that a number doesn’t have to define who they are or what they can do. See? We told you it was a novel concept (at least to men). FirstLantic profiles a few of the women leading the way and they are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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You look forward all year to spending time with the grandkids or your nieces and nephews but as the time gets closer, you start to panic. How do I keep them occupied? I can only take them to the park so many times. Well, Firstlantic is coming to your rescue with ideas for activities that are sure to be fun for all of you. The most important thing is to find something that everyone can enjoy. If you hate puzzles, then find something else. The bottom line is that there is no shortage of activities so don’t suffer through something just for the sake of it. We have put together enough ideas that at least one of these is bound to satisfy everyone.
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Do you enjoy going to the movies or checking out a museum? Or do you sometimes prefer to stay in and prepare a home-cooked meal? Do you appreciate companionship and take pleasure in helping others? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then FirstLantic may have just found a new job opportunity for you. That’s right – you can get paid to do the things that you love and perhaps make a new friend in the process.