Embarrassing Workout Questions Finally Answered

Bella Breakdown For people who aren’t the most fit going to the gym is a very intimidating activity. However, when you do manage to get a good workout in, questions begin to arise about certain things that you may know nothing about. To help you, here are the answers to some of your most embarrassing questions. Why do my workout clothes smell so bad? The smell of your workout clothes doesn’t necessarily mean you stink. “Odor doesn’t come from the sweat itself; it comes from the bacteria that break down the sweat,” said Katie Horwitch, a New York City-based...

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Skipping Lunch Could Be Putting Your Health At Risk More Than You Think

Bella Breakdown Choosing to skip lunch isn’t keeping you as healthy as you may think. While forgetting to eat lunch once in awhile won’t have that big of an effect on you, making it into a constant habit will. When you are constantly skipping meals it will lead to your binge eating during dinnertime because you are now feeling hungrier than normal. Additionally, those that skip meals actually burn fewer calories and have less energy. This has more to with an individual’s metabolism. When food is consumed, metabolism levels rise. Without food to digest, metabolism levels go down. No...

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Weight Watchers Slammed For Their Weight-Loss App Targeted For Kids

Bella Breakdown Parents are calling for a boycott against the weight loss company Weight Watchers after learning that they were aiming its new app at children. Over 78,000 people have signed the petition online calling for the diet program to remove the app. More than 78,000 people have signed a petition online calling on WW, formerly Weight Watchers, to remove its new app aimed at children ages 8 to 17. The app, named Kurbo by WW, claims it’s “designed to help kids and teens … reach a healthier weight,” according to a statement released by WW. Using the Traffic...

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Childhood Health “Facts” You Should Forget

Bella Breakdown We’ve all heard the drink eight glasses of water a day speech, but some experts are saying to forget what you know because none of it is true. Here are just some of the “health” myths we should all let go of. You have to wait an hour to swim after you eat: As kids, we all grew up being told that swimming right after a meal will cause you to get cramps or will lead to drowning. However, studies have shown that full bellies aren’t fatal when swimming in a body of water. Though you just...

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The Fruits And Veggies You Should Always Eat Daily To Maintain A Healthy Diet

Bella Breakdown As the old saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that goes for just more than apples. Here are the best fruit and vegetables that you should always eat on a daily basis. Blueberries: If your diet is one that needs those anti-oxidants, then blueberries are typically what you’ll eat. The fruit specifically has anthocyanins, which is a flavonoid connected with cognitive ability. These little nuggets also contain Vitamin K1, which helps with blood clotting, as well as Vitamin C and manganese, a mineral associated with the metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates,...

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