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From the Founder: Getting Started

From the Founder: Getting Started

Getting Started by Learning From the Journey

Welcome to the first installment of From the Founder with me, Josh Anderson, the founder of DIY Active. It’s only taken 7 years for me to write this first editorial. What took so long, huh?

It’s a long story, but I think it all comes back to the dedication required to achieve your dreams; the fact that to truly reach for your goals, you have to give everything you got and be 100% genuine. I’ll explain…

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Unique Ways to Stay Fit Indoors

Unique Ways to Stay Fit Indoors

Unique Ways to Stay Fit Indoors

Live in a City? Find Your Fitness Inside!

After working hard to get fit, you want to maintain your momentum all winter. Your good intentions can fizzle quickly, though, as cold temperatures and snowy surfaces prevent you from exercising outdoors. Instead of hibernating, which compromises the fitness goals you have worked so hard to achieve, consider these unique ways you can stay fit indoors this winter.

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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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All the Workout Feels

All the Workout Feels

emotions, positive, wellness, mindset, self-talk, positive mindset

Workouts Inspire a Variety of Emotions

Everyone has a different relationship with exercise. Some people genuinely love it, and others do it with a sense of obligation. Some people hate exercising. In any event, most of us would rather be doing anything else than working out.

Motivation can be a struggle for anyone, at least some of the time. For people who hate to exercise, motivation can be doubly hard. Working so hard to motivate yourself to workout makes it much harder to be consistent, which doesn’t do much to stop the cycle of negativity. Here’s how to break the cycle.

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How to Get Motivated to Exercise in the Fall

How to Get Motivated to Exercise in the Fall

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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

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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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