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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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7 Simple Ways to Energize Your Mind

7 Simple Ways to Energize Your Mind

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The Best Ways to Energize Your Mind

When 2 p.m. rolls around, does your attention start to wander? Does your productivity level drop? Does your mind feel foggy and unfocused? If you are struggling with mental as well as physical energy, there are a few simple steps you can take that will help you feel immensely sharper throughout the day.

Just as exercise energizes the body, the following 7 simple steps will help you energize your mind and beat that afternoon slump:

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Say No to “Fitness Goals”

Say No to “Fitness Goals”

Say no to fitness goals

How “Fitness Goals” Can Be Bad

Generally speaking, everybody knows what goals are. A goal is something you wish to achieve, or, according to Merriam-Webster, a goal is “the end toward which effort is directed.” You might think that it would be as simple as that. After all, we should trust such a renowned source like Merriam-Webster, shouldn’t we? Alas, social media and internet culture have created whole new meanings to words that we might not have ever considered before.

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DIY: How to Adjust to Morning Workouts

DIY: How to Adjust to Morning Workouts

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Learn How to Workout in the Morning

There is a general consensus among many gym goers that the early morning workout lovers are an odd bunch. Waking up at 5am to travel (in the dark) to the gym before work is a ritual that most people happily avoid, and with good reason! Of course, there are many benefits to training early in the morning — and for some people, work and family commitments make it impossible to train at any other time. In this article, we are going to help those of you who suddenly need to start training early to adjust to this new routine.
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7 Tips to Stay Healthy When You’re a Busy College Student

7 Tips to Stay Healthy When You’re a Busy College Student

7 Tips to Stay Healthy When You’re a Busy College Student

College Can Be Tough Enough Without Adding Bad Health to the Mix!

College can be one of the best experiences of your life, and there’s no doubt that most people are enriched by the experience. However, there are many periods during your college life where your health can suffer — whether mental or physical. As a student, the healthy lifestyle deck can be stacked against you. You don’t have much money, you’re socializing all the time, working and studying hard, and not sleeping as much as you should. The following seven tips can help you stay healthy.

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With The Right Mindset, Working Out Can Be Fun!

With The Right Mindset, Working Out Can Be Fun!

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Working Out Can Be Fun

Everyone’s wish or New Year’s resolution is to stay healthy and exercise. But mostly people forget about it altogether when they’re caught up in their daily routines. If you’re not used to working out often, you may find it difficult to find the motivation to start doing it on a regular basis. Many people don’t like exercising. It can be painful, tiresome, and it’s not very fun — but these are all excuses, and we know that. That’s okay! We are here to show you that working out can actually be fun with the right mindset. Check out a few of our top tips below:
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