HONEY OATMEAL FACIAL

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SPA INDEX HONEY OATMEAL FACIAL
Honey is a natural antiseptic and is used to bind the honey and yogurt. The oatmeal will absorb excess oil from acne-prone skin and serve as a gentle exfoliant.

1/4 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 tablespoons of honey

Finely grind or process the oatmeal in a blender or food processor. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together honey and yogurt, and then add ground oatmeal. Mix thoroughly until a smooth paste consistency has been reached. Smooth over your face and neck, leave on for fifteen minutes, and rinse off with warm water. Can be used daily.

From: spaindex.com



Healthy Eating Tip

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Healthy Eating Tip

Develop a healthy habit of selecting sensible-sized food portions. If your plate has a serving of rice that can’t fit into the cupped palm of your hand, then, in most cases, the amount of food you’ve chosen is too much. Using this “cup of your hand” technique is a good way to mentally measure the amounts of foods that go onto your plate. Some people use the size of their fist as a measurement. The size of your fist, or a cupped hand, is about the same size of one measuring cup.

From: health.discovery.com



Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo

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Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo

Picture of Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 4 4-ounce thin skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces fettuccine (preferably whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold low-fat milk (1%)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated nonfat milk
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 clove garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add the zucchini, cover and cook until tender, stirring, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

Heat another tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Cook the pasta in the boiling water as the label directs. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water; return the pasta to the pot.

Meanwhile, whisk the flour and low-fat milk in a bowl. Place the remaining 1 clove garlic and 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, 30 seconds. Add the flour-milk mixture and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the evaporated milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the cheese; stir to melt, 1 minute.

Cut the chicken into strips. Toss with the pasta, sauce, zucchini and parsley, adding the reserved pasta water to loosen.

Per serving: Calories 680; Fat 18 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 85 mg; Sodium 820 mg; Carbohydrate 79 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 49 g

From: foodnetwork.com



Walking Tips

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Walking Tips-

  • Bend your elbows. This will cause your arms to swing faster which in return will help your legs to move faster.
  • Keep your stride short. Don’t take long strides that feel awkward.
  • Think heal-to-toe. Push-off with your heal. Toes should leave the ground last.
  • Keep your abs pulled in and tight.
  • Include interval training walks that include periods of very brisk walking followed by slower, recovery times.
From: workoutsforyou.com


Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

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Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

Sun care means protecting your skin from the sun. No matter what color your skin, it’s vital that you protect yourself in the sun. Even on a cool day or when there are clouds in the sky, the sun can still cause lasting damage.

To protect your skin, you should stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, when the sun’s UV rays are strongest. Look for shady areas such as under trees, and use umbrellas or canopies.

Watch the UV index
The UV index describes the strength of the sun’s UV radiation. It’s usually shown as a number in a triangle on a weather map. The numbers range from one to 11+ and the higher the number, the stronger the UV radiation. If the UV index is higher than three you will need protection when you go outside.

In many countries, the UV index is reported alongside the weather forecast in newspapers, on TV and on the radio.

Cover up
You can protect your skin by wearing long-sleeved tops and trousers. Choose materials that have a close weave as these block out the most UV rays. Wet clothing stretches and lets more UV radiation through to your skin.

Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can halve the amount of UV radiation reaching your face.

Sunglasses help to protect your eyes and eyelids. Wraparound sunglasses will also protect the skin around your eyes.

From: myspatreatment.com




Healthy Eating Tip

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Healthy Eating Tip

Start by changing the “snack ratio” in the house. Slowly and gradually have more fruit and healthier snack choices around, rather than the typical, higher-calorie junk food. For instance, have three types of fruit (apples, oranges, grapes) to replace some of the small bags of chips or candy bars. Or simply start replacing unhealthy snacks with alternative choices, such as oatmeal bars, granola bars or peanuts and yogurt.

From: health.discovery.com



Roast Chicken with Rosemary

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Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Roast Chicken with Rosemary Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Stuff with the onion and rosemary. Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish or roasting dish.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Cooking time will vary a bit depending on the size of the bird

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 291 | Total Fat: 17.2g | Cholesterol: 97mg

Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database

From: allrecipes.com


Fashion Show and Shopping Event!

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      Attention: The  Woodlands Residents:

Touché Store and Iraima Franco Jewelry are teaming up for a fashion show and shopping event!

10% of the day’s proceeds will benefit BCCA!

When: Saturday, June 25th

From: 5-7 pm.

Where: Market Street- The Woodlands, TX




Crescent Lunge Pose

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Crescent Lunge Pose 

Crescent Lunge Pose

 

Crescent Lunge Pose Crescent Lunge gets your heart rate up, which helps speed up your metabolism. It also strengthens your legs and stretches your hips.

How to: Begin in downward dog pose. Step your right foot between your hands. Lower your hips into lunge position and shift your weight onto the ball of your back foot, bringing your hands to your hips. Stay up on the ball of your back foot and lift your upper body so that you’re standing straight up. Keep your hips squared the entire time. Bring your arms above you and reach for the ceiling. Palms should be facing each other. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then switch sides.

 

From: shape.com