Category Archives: exercise

Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving from Beginning to End

Samantha Heller MS RD Thanksgiving kicks off the unofficial start of the holiday eating season.  The American Council on Exercise reports that an average Thanksgiving meal can add up to 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.  This does not … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Ab Flab

Samantha Heller MS RD Spare tire.  Middle aged spread.  Pot belly.  Love handles.  Muffin top.  Ab flab.  All these playful terms are what the medical profession calls abdominal obesity or central obesity.  Unfortunately abdominal obesity is anything but fun.  In … Continue reading

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Is Red Meat Really Bad for You?

By Samantha Heller MS RD Is red meat, processed meat and foods containing saturated fat really as unhealthy as they say?   The answer is no.  The fact is red and processed meats and saturated fat are far worse for … Continue reading

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Trouser Trauma: A Seasonal Wake Up Call

Samantha Heller MS RD When the season’s change inevitably I find myself deep in the midst of  trouser trauma.  Will the pants, capris or shorts from last season still fit?  Will they be tight around my waist or thighs?  I … Continue reading

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A New Lesson As Old As Time

My sister gave me a talking alarm clock. You have to say “Hello Moshi” to it and it will respond.  If it feels like it. If you ask nicely.  Moshi definitely has an attitude. She gets testy if you don’t … Continue reading

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The Full of Beans Blog

Samantha Heller MS RD Beans are a super healthy, super versatile, super affordable food.  Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper  and zinc. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk for diabetes1, heart disease2, … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing for Your Health

Samantha Heller MS RD There are 14 hours & 29 minutes of daylight today. Plenty of time to squeeze in a forest bath. In Japan, a forest bathing trip, called ‘‘Shin- rinyoku’’ in Japanese, is a short, leisurely visit to … Continue reading

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