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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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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Fun Workouts To Do If You Hate Going To The Gym

Bella Breakdown Going to the gym can be very intimidating if it’s not somewhere you frequently go to. However, a fear of the gym doesn’t mean you can’t get into shape. Here are some fun workouts you can do if you don’t like going to the gym. Go to a fitness class: This is a great option for those who don’t want to use the fitness equipment. Luckily, there are plenty of workout options for any type of fitness regime you want to do and it’s the perfect way to meet individuals with the same interests as you and...

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Diseases You Can Get From The Gym

Bella Breakdown Going to the gym has many benefits for those looking to lose weight or gain some more muscles. However, what people don’t tell you is that going to the gym can also expose you to some serious skin diseases if the equipment is cleaned properly. Folliculitis: A common affliction that looks like itchy red bumps or acne. If you suspect you have it, it’s best not to scratch because the bumps can turn into crusty sores that cause permanent scars. The condition is caused by microbes like bacteria or fungus that get inside hair follicles in the...

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Jillian Michaels Gives Workout Tips For Toned Arms

Bella Breakdown Jillian Michaels may not be helping people lose weight on television anymore, but that doesn’t want to help you get fit. The celebrity fitness trainer recently spoke to INSIDER where she gave some tips on how to get toned arms for the summer. According to Michaels, functional exercises are the way to go. That means workouts that strengthen the body for daily movements. Not focusing on one particular muscle group for more than twice per week is also good to allow those muscles to recover. “Recovery is where the progress is made,” she told INSIDER. To help...

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