5 Steps To Improve The Way You See Yourself

Bella Breakdown No matter how hard you try, sometimes staying positive can be toxic. There’s such a thing as toxic positivity. We are all learning that it’s okay not to be okay all the time. However, some steps will help you love yourself more. Self-love includes respect, higher self-esteem, and overall, a naturally more positive attitude. Try these tips, use them daily, and watch that positivity become part of you. Celebrate Your Body It’s not about your height or your weight. Celebrate what your body does for you every day. It can take you places, give you babies, earn...

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For The Wellness Friend: A Gift Guide For The Person Who Has It All Together

Bella Breakdown From maca powder to matcha lattes, we all have a friend that’s always ahead of the wellness trends. They were jade rolling their faces and taking vitamins A-Z before the rest of us even knew what toner was. Dermarolling, lymph drainage trampolines, juicing…whatever it may be, they have all of the gizmos, gadgets, and grocery items to make up for a wellness routine fit for the queen. Though this person can be difficult to shop for, we’ve rounded up some essential wellness items to make their holiday season filled with self-care. The best part? Everyone needs some...

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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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