What You Should Eat After A Workout

Bella Breakdown While what you eat before going to the dream can contribute to how intense a workout can be, what you eat post-workout can also affect your body. While going straight to a fast-food chain isn’t ideal, eating is an important part of your fitness regimen. During exercise, your muscles are using up stored glycogen so it is important that getting the right nutritional balance after working out to restore those energy levels and reducing fatigue. One thing you should be eating is protein. When you workout your body begins to build onto your existing muscles as long...

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Healthier Alternatives To Sports Drinks

Bella Breakdown Gatorade may have helped Michael Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, but health experts don’t agree with the benefits. However, a study done by the British Medical Journal found that sports drinks are good for endurance and elite athletes, and pretty much no one else. Instead of filling your body with the sugary drink, end your physical activity with these sports drink alternatives. Chocolate Milk: This was a surprising feature on a healthy list, but the same nutrients that make sports drinks so appealing are the same nutrients found in chocolate milk. Carbohydrates and...

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How Strong Family Relationships Can Help Your Kids Into Adulthood

Bella Breakdown It’s a well-known fact that having a close relationship with your family is better for everyone around you.  But did you know that your relationship with your kids can have long-lasting impacts even in their adult years? I’m talking about depression. Studies have shown that your relationship with your child can affect their chances of developing depression. For the study, families were judged based on how much fun they were having during events and what kind of problems they had. Studies concluded that teens who felt disconnected from their parents or cut off are more likely to...

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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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KFC To Start Testing Beyond Meat’s Meatless Nuggets

Bella Breakdown While everyone seems to be going crazy over Popeye’s new fried chicken sandwich and the return of Wendy’s spicy nuggets, KFC has its own big food launch. The chicken fast-food chain announced that it will begin testing plant-based nuggets. The test will be taking place at KFC’s Smyrna, Georgia location and will have the restaurant offering “Beyond Fried Chicken.” Making KFC the first nationwide fast-food restaurant to test Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken. The plant-based company already offers burgers, ground beef and sausage alternatives. For now, KFC has stated that the Beyond Meat test will remain limited to...

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