Fitness – Instagram Vs. Reality

Bella Breakdown I often find I am inundated by fitness pictures and videos on my Instagram feed. I see rock hard abs, toned arms, and frankly perfect rear ends showing me how to do a proper squat on a near daily basis. I can’t help but feel physically inadequate to some of these fitness Instagram pages. It immediately makes me want to throw the cookie I’m usually eating into the garbage and go do about a thousand pushups. But, am I comparing myself to an unobtainable image? Many of the people behind fitness Instagram pages have come out to...

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Wait, We Want to Synchronize Swim

Bella Breakdown As this heatwave rages on, and we so no sign of it cooling off, we can’t help but think of ways we can still workout and stay cool. Sure, the gym has AC, and if you want to work out with 3 industrial fans pointed at you, you do that! But we sort of want to try synchronized swimming. It’s not just a spectacle for the Summer Olympics. With all of the access we have to instructional videos, and how-tos, we can definitely hop in the pool with a friend and start practicing our underwater moves. There...

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Should You Try Intermittent Fasting?

Bella Breakdown You might have heard of intermittent fasting. There are actually a couple ways in which you can practice this relatively new dieting and weight loss trend. Some individuals practice intermittent fasting by eating normally 5 to 6 days a week, and take two days to eat little to no food. Another way you can attempt intermittent fasting is limiting your eating to only 6 or 7 hours out of the day. Say you begin eating at 9 a.m., you’ll stop your eating by 3 p.m. and have nothing for the rest of the day. Intermittent fasting has...

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn How to Swim

Bella Breakdown I have met a shocking amount of adults that, to this day, do not know how to swim. Sure, they’re comfortable in a shallow pool, and might even be able to put their head under. But, if thrown into the deep end and forced to swim to the other side, well, they’d likely have to be rescued in a very dramatic fashion. Many adults feel as though they have reached the point in their lives where it’s just too late to bother to learn how to swim. And to that I say, “are you crazy!?” It is...

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Golf: More Than A Sedative For Dad

Bella Breakdown Golf gets a bad rap. We minimize it to the sport that seems to only be on television so our dads can take a swift Sunday afternoon nap. Let’s not get so hasty with our ideas about golf. It actually might not be a bad thing to try once in a while. Golf can provide a lot of great physical and mental benefits. Ditch the golf cart and the caddy, and opt to stretch your legs out on the links. If you carry your bag you’re also helping to strengthen your body, specifically your heart. Now, we...

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