Social Media Keeps Us Fit

Bella Breakdown The saying ‘pics or it didn’t happen’ is pretty much how we live our lives nowadays. Almost everything we do is documented on social media. The creation of the 24 hour story on Instagram and Snapchat has given us more reason to post what we are doing day in and day out. Is that ever really beneficial? It turns out it might be very beneficial to our overall fitness. Posting sweaty selfies, or gym selfies is actually a great way to keep us motivated. Seeing picture of ourselves getting thinner or more muscular really helps to keep...

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Getting Out Of Bed And To The Gym

Bella Breakdown If you have found that your only time to work out is in the morning, you might have committed yourself to going to the gym early. But let’s face it, getting up in the morning is really hard, and it is even harder when you add in the fact that you have to exercise and then more than likely go to work. Well, first and foremost, you’ve got to change the attitude. To stop yourself from crying about having to leave your bed in the morning, maybe start with the mindset that you get to workout and...

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Don’t Skip Cardio

Bella Breakdown Alright, you are not the only person in the world who hates cardio exercises. It is tiring and takes a lot of energy. Running and other cardio exercises in general are difficult to begin, because let’s face it you need to be in shape to start. That being said, it is really important that you implement cardiovascular exercises for a number of reasons. 1. Your Heart It is right there in the name, cardio! Cardio exercises help with heart health. In the moment, it might feel as though you’re going to have a heart attack, but don’t...

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What to Do When You Can’t Get to the Gym

Bella Breakdown Sometimes there are days when you just cannot seem to get over to the gym. Whether it’s a busy schedule, or you just don’t want to leave your home, you might still feel as though you want to work out. This could be a great opportunity to switch up your workouts. 1. Get Outside Take your workout outside. Whether it’s a walk or run, or maybe you move the weights out to the deck or patio, it could be a nice change of pace to move your daily workout outside. 2. Use Your Phone There are a...

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Working Out In A Heatwave

Bella Breakdown It’s the beginning of August and most of the country is in the midst of a heatwave. We don’t want to sacrifice our daily workout routines, but we also don’t want to die of heat stroke. It’s an internal battle daily. There are some really great ways to keep up with your workouts and not suffer from the blistering sun. 1. Opt for a water workout. If you can, do your workouts in the water. Swimming laps is a really great way to exercise. Water aerobics is also something fun, and a great way to switch up...

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