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Red Pepper, Olive and Spinach Pasta

(Picture by Big Oven)  Ingredients (Makes 4 Servings) 2 cups uncooked penne pasta 2 teaspoons olive oil¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 sliced red pepper ½ cup organic vegetable broth ¼ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 10 olives, pitted and chopped 4 cups of baby spinach¼ cup torn basil leaves ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving a ½ cup of water. Heat a large skillet with medium heat and add oil to the pan, swirling to coat the bottom. Add red pepper and garlic to the oil and sauté for 30...

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The 3 S's to Boosting Your Workout

  Whether you go to the gym everyday, or once a month you can boost your workout and overall health by following these three simple keys: Sleeping, Staying Hydrated, and Stretching! Sleep Okay. We all know that everyone always says to get your full 8 hours of sleep and sometimes that just doesn’t seem possible. Too often, we accept 5 or less. But really, it’s a win-win when you do get a full night’s sleep. Everyone loves sleep. There is nothing better than laying down after a long day, and nothing better than waking up in the morning after a long restful night. BUT, did you know that sleep is a key factor in muscle recovery too? That’s right. You...

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6 Cheap Activities in Syracuse

Green Lakes is a great place at this time of year for free for a walk around. They have two lakes, one larger in the main area and one smaller that is less crowded. They also have hiking trails that are less populated with people but are not around the lakes. They do have a beach and a playground for kids. They also have small boats to take around the lake and great places for fishing. They also have pavilions and a place for gatherings to rent out if you have a large party that wanted to go. It’s a great place to get an exercise outdoors or just to relax. If you go in the morning, it is a...

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The Power of Workout Classes

Now, it’s great to go to the gym and workout on your own, but there’s nothing like taking a workout class. There are a variety of classes that anyone can take. Depending on your gym, there could be a yoga class, groove or Zumba, weight lifting, kickboxing, Core, etc. These classes are for anyone, any age, and any build.

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Healthy Citrus Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies can be as healthy as you make them and can contain plenty of nutrients. The reason why this one is unique is that it's thick, very filling, contains green tea, and can easily substitute as a meal. This citrus smoothie is a healthy alternative for that morning coffee or heavy breakfast.

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