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Monday, September 13, 2010


Ultimate Healthy Trail Mix

"To stay energized during a workout, you need a combo of slow-burning carbs (oats take longer to digest), protein, and good-for-you-fat," says Shape weight-loss coach columnist Cynthis Sass, R.D., "This fuel-up snack gives you all-and it's delicious!"
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
       Cook Time: 5 Minutes

1/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sliced almonds 
1 Tbsp dried cherries
1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 Tbsp organic soy nuts

Mix honey into oats and form dime-sized clusters.
Spread on a baking sheet and toast at 275° F for 5 minutes. 
Once cooled, toss in a sealable container with remaining ingredients.

Thanks to for the healthy and delicious recipe! 

Saturday, September 4, 2010


As I have said before, I love knowing strange facts. Here are some of my favorite health facts for September! I'd love for you to comment below if you know any cool facts of your own!

1. Some experts believe the chemical found in cocoa should be considered a vitamin.
( My excuse when eating chocolate ; ) 
2. If you sleep with a snorer you loose an average of 2 hours a sleep per night.
3. People with dogs have lower blood pressure and less stress.
4. Hispanic women are the fastest growing group of people getting cosmetic procedures.
5. A blue room causes a person to lift more weight.
6. You should not exercise within 2 hours of sleeping.
7. It takes 3 hours for food to break down in the stomach. 
8. Inhaling the scent of roses at night improves memory. 
9. A study of 10,000 people proved that women are better friends than men.
10. People who don't have close relationships have weaker immune systems.
11. Less than 2/3 of Americans eat the recommended daily dose of vegetables. 
12. There is no proven cure for hiccups. In one of the worst cases, Charles Osborne hiccupped for 69 years.
13. You can stop a sneeze by pushing your nose upwards with your index finger.
14. You will burn 7% more calories when walking on hard dirt rather than pavement. 
15. Kissing for 1 minute burns 26 calories. MWAH! 

Thanks to for the awesome facts!!!