Reasons To Go Vegetarian

Bella Breakdown It can be hard for meat lovers of the world to understand why someone would ever go vegetarian. Bacon is just too good! Besides the taste, many people get their main source of protein from meat. But for a lot of people, the reasons for going vegetarian trump certain meaty flavors and health benefits. The most common reason for going vegetarian is maltreatment of animals. Many people cannot handle the abuse and suffering that occurs in huge animal factories, so they choose not to support that industry. For others, going vegetarian is an amazing way to support...

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Drinking Water Has A Plethora Of Health Benefits

Bella Breakdown Drinking water is one of the best things humans can do for themselves. Why? Well, we need water. And when we don’t get water, a whole stew of problems can arise. I’m getting thirsty just thinking about the health benefits. Water helps every part of the body, from your head down to your feet. So, let’s start with the head. Firstly, water can prevent headaches. When people get dehydrated, they can often get a splitting pain in their heads. So, drink water to prevent headaches or if you are prone to headaches. Water also gives your brain...

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What Are Essential Oils, Anyways?

Bella Breakdown I love using my diffuser to make my apartment smell AH-mazing. I have all of the essential oils on the market – lavender, lemongrass, grapefruit, frankincense, eucalyptus – you name it, I have it. And I know the basic science behind it all. Certain scents will make me feel a certain way. For example, if I put lavender in my diffuser, it helps me feel calm and relaxed. If I put grapefruit in my diffuser, I will feel more energized and awake. But beyond how they make me feel, I didn’t really know where they come from...

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Go Outside! Your Body And Mind Will Thank You Later

Bella Breakdown As someone who lives, works, and plays in Steamboat, Colorado, I am constantly reaping the benefits of being in nature. The feeling I get when I go outside is exactly why I moved here in the first place. I love the moment when I walk out of my work space after a long day and finally get to see the way the light plays with the aspen trees, and feel the cold wind on my face. There is nothing that lifts my mood and makes me more content than the sun on my skin, breathing fresh air,...

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Take A Breath

Bella Breakdown For centuries people have been using breath as a way to calm down and center themselves. Some of the oldest religions in the world have placed breath at the center of their practice. It is, after all, the most fundamental thing about humanity, a practice that we constantly partake in which gives us life, and yet one of the things we do that we notice the least. But what happens when you actually pay attention to your breath? Try it. Right now. Close your eyes and breathe in. Breathe out. Do it for one minute, and let...

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