This Common Habit Is As Hazardous As Licking A Toilet Bowl

Bella Breakdown You may think that you’re saving the planet by reusing your water bottle, but the truth is you are putting the dirtiest things in your mouth. According to studies, when left unwashed reusable water bottles can become a breeding ground for bacteria and a safe haven for poop particles. Whether plastic or metal, screw-top or squeeze, bottles that go days between cleanings can leave us gulping down germs with every drink. It was New Jersey-based EmLab P&K, an environmental testing firm, that found water bottles carrying an average of more than 300,000 colony-forming units of bacteria per...

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Diseases You Can Get From The Gym

Bella Breakdown Going to the gym has many benefits for those looking to lose weight or gain some more muscles. However, what people don’t tell you is that going to the gym can also expose you to some serious skin diseases if the equipment is cleaned properly. Folliculitis: A common affliction that looks like itchy red bumps or acne. If you suspect you have it, it’s best not to scratch because the bumps can turn into crusty sores that cause permanent scars. The condition is caused by microbes like bacteria or fungus that get inside hair follicles in the...

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Jillian Michaels Gives Workout Tips For Toned Arms

Bella Breakdown Jillian Michaels may not be helping people lose weight on television anymore, but that doesn’t want to help you get fit. The celebrity fitness trainer recently spoke to INSIDER where she gave some tips on how to get toned arms for the summer. According to Michaels, functional exercises are the way to go. That means workouts that strengthen the body for daily movements. Not focusing on one particular muscle group for more than twice per week is also good to allow those muscles to recover. “Recovery is where the progress is made,” she told INSIDER. To help...

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Beyoncé Shares Her ’22 Days’ Diet Plan

Bella Breakdown When fans weren’t losing their minds over Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary Homecoming, they were freaking out about the extreme diet she put herself on to get into shape for her history-making Coachella performance. The singer is now sharing her 22-day diet plan and some people are not happy about it. In a video shared in collaboration with 22 Days Nutrition, the singer was seen weighing herself on “day one of rehearsals” ahead of her 2018 performance at Coachella. Calling the scale weighing “every woman’s nightmare” it was revealed that she weighed 175 pounds with a “long way to...

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Can Binge-Watching TV Be Dangerous For Your Health?

Bella Breakdown If you were one of the 18.2 million people who started and finished the newest season of Stranger Things over the weekend then good for you. Also, you may want to stop binge-watching television like that because new research suggests it’s bad for your health. According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, avid binge-watchers reported poor sleep quality, increased fatigue, and more insomnia symptoms. Researchers at Michigan State University also presented a link between binge-watching and poor lifestyle choices like eating unhealthy meals, snacks and staying in a seated position for...

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The Unspoken Rules Of Group Fitness Classes

Bella Breakdown If you’re looking to get into better shape, but find working out a gym intimidating, group fitness classes is a good option. However, just like there are rules of the gym there are also do’s and don’t of group fitness classes. If you plan to take a group fitness class, don’t spend the whole time on your phone or talking. This should be an obvious thing not to do, but you’ll be surprised. “Talking—or worse, texting—during the class disrespects both the teacher and the other students,” says Alex Silver-Fagan, a group fitness instructor based in New York...

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Gym Etiquette Tips You Should Follow

Bella Breakdown It’s no secret that there are some people who live for going to the gym. However, there are also others who try to avoid it at all costs and only go when it is completely necessary. For those people, here are some gym etiquette tips you should live by when going to your nearest gym. Ask before jumping in: Depending on when you decide to hit the gym, it may get crowded. Especially during those peak hours, so you won’t be the only one trying to use the equipment. So when you find someone using a piece...

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5 Reasons You Always Get Headaches At Work

Bella Breakdown If you have noticed that you don’t seem to get any headaches except when you’re at work there may be a reason for that. In fact, here are 5 reasons why you are constantly getting headaches while you’re at work. You may have figured this one out on your own, but your computer screen may be the big culprit for your head pain. Since most of our jobs require us to be on a computer or looking at a screen for the duration of our day it’s no surprise that 10-15% of patients associate computer use to...

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