Promote Brain Cell Growth

Bella Breakdown Contrary to popular belief, an old dog can learn new tricks. Science has now proven that your brain can continue to develop after the age of 25, and that growth can be increased by following a few easy rules. Daily rituals such as eating leafy greens, exercising, and getting enough sleep are givens when it comes helping your brain buddy stay strong. On the other hand, some lesser known practices may surprise you. For example, intermittent fasting and eating a piece of dark chocolate once a day can also lead to cerebral advancement. Check out the video...

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Ultimate Skier Workout

Bella Breakdown Swiss skier Andri Ragettli trains for the Olympics in essentially the same way I would imagine someone trains to be a ninja… or batman. Watch the video above to see some jaw dropping footage. If you are a recreational skier, like myself, you probably don’t need to do as intense of a workout as our friend Ragettli here. However, recreational skiers should still partake in some dryland training in order to protect themselves from getting injured and stay strong while skiing. If you are a skier who wants to improve your form, stay uninjured, and crush it...

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Challenge Yourself To This 30-Day Self Love Yoga Challenge

Bella Breakdown January is full of ads and articles about getting in shape, taking on new fitness challenges and pushing yourself to get a workout in everyday. I don’t know about you, but it gives me hella anxiety. Throughout the month I tried to avoid being effected by these messages, but it’s hard not to feel guilty about my habits, or lack of motivation for hitting the gym. So now that it’s February (my birthday month!) and the month of love, it’s time to take on a much more fulfilling challenge. It’s all about self love and acceptance. This...

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This Is What You Should Be Eating To Maximize Your Workout

Bella Breakdown Working out and eating right go hand in hand when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle, but it goes far beyond just cutting back on carbs, or loading up on protein. You should be eating the right amounts of nutrients before and after your workouts, so that the effects have their maximum impact on your body. Before Your Workout Carbs, carbs, carbs. Yes, carbs are good, and they ensure that you have enough glucose in your system to power through your workout. Eat simple carbohydrates, avoiding processed carbs like white bread, between 30 minutes and 3...

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Three Fitness Trends To Try If You’re Sick Of Your Gym Routine

Bella Breakdown It can be hard to stay motivated to workout when you’re sick of doing the same thing over and over at the gym. I’m definitely guilty of sticking to my routine, and not putting in the effort to change it up. If you want to try something new, and also get in a killer workout, try one of these fitness classes that are available at studios all over the country. Yoga With a Kick You already know about yoga, and maybe you’ve tried it a couple times but aren’t super into it. I get it, it can...

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Winter Workouts For When It’s Just Too Cold Out

Bella Breakdown It can be even harder to get yourself to go to the gym, or hit the pavement for a run when it’s freezing cold out. It’s warm inside, you’ve got a blanket and a good book, and the last thing you want to do is leave the house. If you’re trying to push yourself to get in shape this winter, I’ve got some easy workouts that will make exercise a lot more tolerable. In just 20 minutes, you can get your heart pumping, get your muscles warm, and work on getting that toned body you crave. The...

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How To Get Comfortable At A New Gym

Bella Breakdown It’s January and the gyms are packed. Whether you’re an experienced gym goer who’s just joined a new facility, or if this is your firs time ever in a gym, it can be intimidating to walk in on the first day. With your fitness goals in mind, you can embrace the gym and follow a few tips to get the most out of your experience. 1. Do take advantage of the free training session A lot of gyms offer one or two free personal training sessions when you join. Even if you’re not into the idea of...

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UPRIGHT GO: Start The New Year Off Right By Improving Your Posture!

A New Year comes with new resolutions. Every year I set my intentions to be better physically, mentally, and spiritually and this year is no different. However, a couple months ago I was thrown a bit of a curve ball when I found out I tore a tendon in my left shoulder pretty bad. After seeing multiple doctors and getting a ton of MRI’s they found that my posture was a big part of the problem. My shoulders curve in and slouching is making my condition way worse as there is unnecessary pressure on the front of my shoulder....

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