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5 Undeniable Dangers of Physical Inactivity

5 Undeniable Dangers of Physical Inactivity

physical activity, inactiity, sedentary lifestyle, lifestyle choices, health risks

Being Inactive Harms You More than You Think

Are you one of those people who want to regularly exercise but haven’t for one reason or another? Then you should realize a sedentary lifestyle is more dangerous than you think.

The majority of Americans want to workout, but most of them fail to do so. A recent survey conducted by French tech firm ReportLinker revealed that 45% of American adults don’t exercise regularly. Being part of that group won’t do you any good, as you will learn after reading about the five dangers of physical inactivity.

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How to Make Successful Resolutions

How to Make Successful Resolutions

new year's, new years, 2018, goal setting, resolutions

Happy New Year!

We made it through 2017. Highs and lows are only natural during such a long ride, but did you manage to stay on track for your goals despite setbacks? Most of us say no, and we kick ourselves about it. How about we set up a year where we are guaranteed to say “Yes, I achieved all of my 2018 goals” next New Year’s? Deal? Here’s how:

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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

motivation, social media, positive body image, positive thinking

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

success, healthy mindset, lifestyle

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

energy, mind, mental health

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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How to Get Motivated to Exercise in the Fall

How to Get Motivated to Exercise in the Fall

fall, exercise, motivation, fitness, activity

Keeping Fit in the Fall

The fall is when the days get chillier, and it starts getting darker earlier. Both these characteristics, among others, make people less likely to start or maintain their exercise regimens. However, getting excited about staying active in the autumn is easier than it seems, especially when keeping the benefits in mind.
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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

morning workout, morning, workout, exercise, habit, motivation

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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