A Group of Experts Will Gather to Discuss Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Here’s What You Need to Know!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research is Gaining Traction in the Medical Community Many women experience “morning sickness” in pregnancy. It’s not very nice but it’s a regular part of pregnancy and is usually a distant memory by the second trimester. But what if morning sickness was so severe you couldn’t move without puking, you couldn’t eat or drink without vomiting it back up and it didn’t stop at 12 weeks but went on for months and months? Then you wouldn’t have morning sickness… you would have hyperemesis gravidarum (HG for short). HG is a serious and dangerous condition that a handful...

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Cramp Relief Smoothie Recipe

Bella Breakdown This cramp-busting smoothie will help you fight hunger as well as PMS! Carrots help lower hormones and detoxify the body, pineapple helps to ease bloating, banana helps to ease muscle cramps, ginger helps calm and soothe cramps, turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, Kefir fights against PMS and bloating. Combine these six ingredients in a blender. PM-YES! Next time your aunt flow pays you a visit, try this yoga routine designed to help out us Bellas with...

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4 Terrifyingly Real Fitness Fads Tried Out So You Don’t Have To

Bella Breakdown In a world where society has absolutely unrealistic expectations for how a body should look, there is no shock that ridiculous fitness fads are scamming hopeless consumers everywhere. Thankfully Buzzfeed took it upon them to show us just how useless some of the most absurd fads are so that we don’t have to waste our own money on them. The Obviously Phallic Shake Weight The men and women in the video hilariously attempt to take the good old fashion phallic symbol that is the Shake Weight seriously. Although they do agree that you feel a burn in...

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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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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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