January is Snow Shoveling Month


January is a favorite month for dull men. It has quieted down after the holidays. Very little is happening. That’s why we like to see it snow. Not only do we get to watch the snowflakes gently falling, once they stop falling, we get to go out and shovel. Shoveling snow is a favorite pastime for dull men.

Shoveling snow is good exercise. Warm up first, however. Click here to get to an informative article — “The Scope on Shoveling Snow” — about the exercise benefits of and warming up techniques for shoveling snow.

Click here to watch a video of advice on shoveling snow from a chiropractor.

How about shoveling snow robotically? Have some fun instead of exercise. Click here.



Oatmeal Month


National Oatmeal Month

January is National Oatmeal Month. January is the month when more oatmeal is bought than in any other month.

More oatmeal is eaten in January than in any other month of the year! In fact, according to the Quaker Oats Company, Americans bought enough oatmeal in January to make 470 million bowls. To top off all of these bowls of oatmeal, most people add milk, sugar fruit or butter. More unusual toppings include peanut butter, eggnog and cottage cheese. Studies have shown that people who eat oatmeal have healthy hearts, which is one reason why this food has retained its popularity. The soluble fiber in oatmeal can help to lower cholesterol, and oatmeal may also reduce blood pressure. In addition a bowl of oatmeal keeps people feeling full, which leads to less snacking in between meals. Overall, eating a hot bowl of oatmeal in the morning is a very healthy way to start the day!

Oatmeal is an affordable, delicious and nutritious way to start the day, and it is also a versatile ingredient for cooking and baking your favorite recipes. When eaten daily as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal may reduce the risk of heart disease. For delicious, sweet and savory recipes and more info: Quaker Oatmeal. Web: www.QuakerOats.com.

Origin, History, and Uses of Oat (Avena sativa) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Soup Month


January is National Soup Month. Soup is a favorite comfort food. It is one of the first fast foods. As early as 600 BC sou[pd was sold, made from peas, geans, and lentils, was sold as fast food on the streets of Athens.