Lori Bell

About: Lori Bell

Lori Bell graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 with a B.A. in History and Creative Writing. Always an avid writer, she began freelancing in 2015 to fund her travels in South America. Although she has a diverse background and interests, Lori is particularly passionate about social justice and healthy living. She has been a vegetarian for over 8 years, practices yoga, and jogs regularly. She speaks Spanish and has been an active volunteer in ESL classrooms. She’s also a volunteer journalist for Lady Freethinker, a nonprofit media organization dedicated to human and animal rights. In the future, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Latin American history with a particular emphasis on human rights.

Articles By Lori Bell

Consumer Health Digest

10 Tips to Lose Weight without Dieting

Obesity is a growing epidemic, and many people keep turning to diets to lose weight. Although a diet might seem like a good solution, time and time again research shows dieting doesn’t work. In fact, as many as 80 percent of dieters gain back the weight they lost one year later, and 41 percent actually gain even more weight than they lost. Diets might work initially – cutting back your calorie intake to 1,500 calories a day or...

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Consumer Health Digest

5 Best Ways to Prevent and Stop Muscle Cramps

Have you ever had to stop mid-jog due to that sharp, knife-like pain in your side or felt a jerking spasm in your calf muscle right before going to bed? If so, you’ve experienced some of the most pervasive muscle cramps. Although the exact cause of muscle cramps varies, many people experience the tense, tight, and aching sensations that happen when your muscle contracts and can’t seem to relax. Dr. Martin P. Schwellnus...

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