4 Pilates Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Bella Breakdown Strengthening your core can help support and stabilize your back, which may have the effect of reducing lower back pain. Give these four Pilates core exercises a try. #1 The 100 Set– laying on your back with your legs at a 45° angle and in a roll up position, pump your arms to the count of 100. #2 Scissors – roll up into a partial sit up position and scissor your legs. Alternate by pulling each leg toward your forehead then switch. Do this for 30 seconds. #3 Glute Bridges– laying on your back with your feet...

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Get Inspired: Athletes From All Different Backgrounds Are Giving You An Inside Scoop On What Keeps Them Going!

Bella Breakdown Most of us strive to live the best lives we possibly can. We strive every single day to be better than the day before. We try and wake up early go to the gym or on a run, but sometimes after a few early mornings and little time to spare, we can easily get discouraged. With that being said, in the videos above we are showing you athletes from all different backgrounds and how they stay motivated. Some of the athletes are professionals and have been doing what they love for a long time. Some of them...

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Show Yourself a Little Love: Ways to Rejuvenate Your Life This Year

Bella Breakdown Doesn’t a face mask and a hike sound good right now? Start your year off right with some tips that will help ease your mind, body, and soul. R29’s Lucie Fink is starting her year off with five days of rejuvenation. #1 On day 1 she got a facial. Liquid microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production while removing dead skin cells. This is a great way to make your skin glow. #2 On day 2, Lucie discovered Binaural Beats on YouTube. This is a great way to rejuvenate your brain. One frequency of music goes into each ear, combining...

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6 Exercises for Wedding Dress Target Areas

Bella Breakdown Whether you’re wearing a strapless, slinky, or high slit dress on the big day, here are the only exercises you’ll need for your wedding day target areas. Wedding Ready Exercises Lateral jumping lunges are a great exercise if you are looking to tone your legs and butt. These are a great exercise if you are wearing a dress with a slit.   If you are wearing a strapless dress, doing a dumbbell clean and press is a great exercise to target your arms, chest muscles and shoulders.   If you are wearing a slinky sheath dress, you...

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7 Times It’s OK to Say ‘No’ at Work

Bella Breakdown It’s not always easy, but there are times when it’s OK to say no at work. Here are seven times it is absolutely OK to say no at work: Say NO… 1. To extra EXTRA work. Give your boss a clear picture of your workload and say no if you are too overwhelmed. 2. To needless networking. Remember your own goals for meeting new people if you are cornered at networking night. 3. To unrealistic overtime. Open up to your boss to find a solution if you can’t put in extra hours at a certain time. 4....

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The 5-Move Before-Breakfast Workout You Can Do at Home

Bella Breakdown Start your day with this energizing total body routine. 5 Morning Moves for a Fitter You #1 Lateral High Knee Do this exercise for 45 seconds and be sure to pump your arms quickly (it helps)! #2 Decline Push-Up with Shoulder-Tap Do 15 reps and don’t let your hips sag or twist. #3 Bulgarian Split Squat Do 15 reps and push through the heel of your front leg to stand. #4 Plank Ups Be sure to alternate the arm that you lead with. #5 Power Lunge Do 15 reps on each side. Be explosive and jump high....

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