Chelsy Ranard, Author at DIY Active

Body Appreciation Is Important

Body Appreciation Is Important

body appreciation, wellness, mental health, body-positive talk

The Importance of Loving Yourself Through Your Fitness Journey

Your body is the only one you get. The journey through fitness will certainly have its ups and downs, successes and frustrations, but it’s important to have body appreciation through it all. Diet and exercise are important, but so is some body-positive talk. Here’s how to be better at it.

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Why Posting Your Health Regimen on Social Media Can Be Important

Why Posting Your Health Regimen on Social Media Can Be Important

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Social Media Is a Motivational Tool

Chances are, you have some friends who are big fans of the social media health posts. Or maybe you’re that friend. They post transformations, workout regimens, healthy meals, or photos of themselves in the gym mirror surrounded by weights. Social media exercise and health posts get a bad rep, but in reality can be important.

Social media postings are a way to stay accountable and share what makes you happy or what you are passionate about. Many who post their workouts are also posting to inspire others or to celebrate achievements. These posts may seem narcissistic or annoying to some, but for others it’s a way to share something they are working hard at. Here are ways your social media can help you achieve your goals.

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Success Starts in Your Mind

Success Starts in Your Mind

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Being Successful Requires Successful Thoughts

Whether you’re trying to gain muscle, lose weight, live healthier, or improve flexibility, your success begins in your mind. Before your muscles, your gym membership, or your food choices, it starts with your attitude.

Whatever your goal is, whether you’re just starting out or having troubles, remember that your success depends on how you perceive it. Tell yourself you can, and you will. Make a plan, hold yourself accountable, make changes if something isn’t working, forgive yourself if you make mistakes, and celebrate the things you do right. For some people the hard part is starting, for others it’s staying motivated, for some it’s continuing when you fail. Just remember, success will only happen if it starts in your mind.

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How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

How To Create Your Own 30-Day Challenge

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Do You Participate in 30-Day Challenges?

Thirty day challenges are popular because they involve pushing yourself and your body in a way that you can sustain for the short-term. While this may not a long-term plan, it helps jump start good habits. Results are motivating, and a 30-day challenge is a great way to see results. The beauty of a 30-day challenge is that it can be anything you want it to be. In order to create the perfect challenge for you, consider your goals, set realistic expectations, mix and match plans, make your plan, and celebrate any success.

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Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Important Health Tips for Busy Nurses

Busy Nurses Still Need to Stay Healthy

Saying a nurse is busy seems a little redundant, doesn’t it? Generally, nurses live busy lives no matter what type of nursing they do. Healthcare is a field with long hours, a fast-paced environment, high-stress situations, and little time to do anything besides rushing off to their next task.

Nurses do it because they love it. They love medicine, they enjoy helping others, and they know they can make a difference. However, it’s a career that comes at a price. Nursing is daunting on a few levels, and one of them is health. Having little time to eat, being emotionally drained, not having much time to exercise (besides the exercise that comes with the job), being focused on others, and balancing their work life and their home life are some common struggles for nurses to face. Fortunately, there are a few tips to help busy nurses have healthier lives.

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5 Small Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health

5 Small Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health

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Try These 5 Easy Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Health

Getting healthier isn’t always about going from being a couch potato to being a marathon runner. Sometimes it’s the small changes that can make all the difference in your overall health. The key is to make a lifelong change in how you live, not one major change that may end up being temporary.

By being realistic about your lifestyle, you can make small changes that can improve your health overall. Making small changes in how you grocery shop, how you view exercise, the beverages you drink, planning and implementation, and focusing on your positives leads to a healthier you.

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How to Stay Active in the Winter Months

How to Stay Active in the Winter Months

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Stay Winter Active With These Tips

Winter is here. Depending on where you live, you may be experiencing snow, ice, plummeting temperatures and the overwhelming need to stay indoors under a cozy blanket. For others, however, the winter months open up a ton of activities that aren’t possible during other times of the year. Either way, winter is here…
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