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Why You Should Spend More Time Working on Mobility

Why You Should Spend More Time Working on Mobility

flexibility, mobility, stretching, quality of life

Mobility Is a Major Player in Quality of Life

We are in the midst of a fitness age—everybody is working out and it’s fantastic. As we busy ourselves in the pursuit of strength and fitness, everywhere from state of the art facilities to the local gym in the butcher shop basement is seeing an upturn in fortunes.

While we are eagle-eye focused on getting bigger, faster, and stronger, we must not forget one essential element of our continuing life and fitness journey: mobility. This is a really important factor in achieving the most we can from every workout and also staying injury-free.

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Fitness Facts – 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Facts – 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Facts - 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Start Maximizing Your Workout

A good workout is like an antidote for a bad day. You’re feeling frustrated or unappreciated at work, and then you strap a heart rate monitor on and spend a good hour pumping iron at the gym and the endorphin rush clears up your woes in a matter of seconds.

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Is Weight Loss Your Goal?

Is Weight Loss Your Goal?

weight loss, goal setting

What You Need to Know About Weight Loss Goals

Weight loss is a fairly taboo subject these days. If you say you want to lose weight,  there is a lot of judgement on both sides about this. There are those who talk about societal norms; there are those who talk about health benefits; and there are those who give well-intentioned advice that is way off the mark.

Only you know why you want to lose weight. While we here at DIY Active love you just as you are, we also recognize some of us make weight loss goals to better ourselves. We want to give you some tips and insights on how to make health-conscious weight loss goals.

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4 Workout Ideas for Winter Weather

4 Workout Ideas for Winter Weather

4 Workout Ideas for Winter Weather

Workout Ideas to Get Through the Winter

With the cold months of winter quickly approaching, many people tend to drop their fitness regimen due to lack of convenience. Let’s face it, running outside in the cold, snowy weather is not always fun. The good news is, you do not have to slack on your workout routine during wintry season. There are plenty of ways to stay in shape through the long days of winter if you prepare now.
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Activewear: Innovations, Facts, and Myths

Activewear: Innovations, Facts, and Myths

workout gear, innovative, clothing, gear

Let’s Talk Activewear

Technology is conquering the whole world and every human-made tool will have its smart version sooner than you think. The same goes for sportswear. There are plenty of manufacturers in this market, and a variety of products that will ease the whole workout process. What is true and when it comes to activewear? Until the first smart piece of wardrobe enters the market, it is good to get prepared and go through current innovations and their features.

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10 Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Master

10 Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Master

bodyweight, exercise, DIY fitness, home workout

10 Bodyweight Exercises You Need To Master

Before learning to master any other fitness tool, you need to master the one you already have: your own bodyweight! Training using just your bodyweight is not only convenient, but it also prepares you for external resistance later on.

Between kids, work, obligations, and personal time, life can get busy! And sometimes that means gym time gets pushed aside. Learning to master bodyweight exercises will not only keep you strong, but make you more consistent too! When you don’t need any equipment, you can workout absolutely anywhere. This saves time, planning, and sanity!

On top of the convenience, training using only your bodyweight allows you to prepare for loaded workouts later on. Mastering your own bodyweight helps prevent injury, keep you balanced, and makes you strong.

Below are ten bodyweight exercises everyone should master in order to boost strength.

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10 Bedtime Yoga Poses For A Better Night’s Sleep

10 Bedtime Yoga Poses For A Better Night’s Sleep

bedtime yoga, relaxation

Do Yoga for a Good Night’s Sleep

When you’re trying to get to sleep, physical activity is the last thing on your mind. But the calming influence of yoga could be the push you need to tip you into the Land of Nod. The Sleep Matters Club have devised the ultimate bedtime yoga chart to introduce you to the poses you’ll need. We all know yoga is great for us and our bodies, now discover how beneficial it is for sleep!

The only equipment required is a yoga mat and some comfortable clothing. Hold each of the ten poses for roughly one minute (or 10 to 15 breaths) for sleep success.

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“Pain is Gain” and Other Fitness Myths to Ignore

“Pain is Gain” and Other Fitness Myths to Ignore

fitness myths

Are You Receiving Bad Fitness Advice?

People who workout are subject to all kinds of fitness myths and exercise advice. While some of it is helpful, much of it is not. Good or bad, your friends are probably well-intentioned in what advice and tips they offer, but knowing how to sort fact from fiction is important for any athlete — beginner or elite. Getting fit is different for everyone and depends on their situation, their body, and many other factors. Make sure you follow fact-based rules that fit with your situation as you exercise more. Here are some fitness myths ripe for bursting:

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