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How to Use Your Mood to Achieve Fitness

Wait, really?!?

You might scratch your head at the title of this blog. Maybe it never occurred to you that your emotions and your fitness are so closely related. Truth be told, they really aren’t at first glance…

Here’s something to chew on: emotions influence actions. Actions turn into behavior.

There are two types of people: those that live their lives by habit, and those that live off of emotion.

Which person are you?

Habits are the key to a long-term healthy lifestyle, but habits only form through repetition. That means you need to work out on a regular basis, even if you don’t always “feel like it.”

All you have to do is learn how to channel your emotions towards something productive…in this case, your fitness goals. Let’s check out a few ways you can do that!

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How to Achieve Self-Love on Your Health Journey

There are many moments in life that make you love yourself.

The moment you get a promotion. The moment your child tells you they love you. The moment you face your fears.

One of the big ones? The moment you decide to make a lifestyle change.

Even if you think to yourself “no way, I’m not where I want to be yet. I’ll love myself when I’m 30 pounds lighter”, you still made the first step.

You decided to love yourself enough to take the leap and make that big change!

As humans, we have this inborn desire to be adored by those around us. We want people to be inspired by us, and to love us for who we are.

Sometimes, ironically, this means wanting to change who you are. Now, in the case of changing yourself to achieve a healthier lifestyle, change is good!

But here’s the secret – the only way it’s going to work, is if you’re making the change for yourself.

Don’t put yourself in a position where you think you can only love who you are after you’ve lost weight or gained muscle. It’s important to learn how to be confident in yourself along the way too!

Here’s some tips on how to block out all the noise, and focus on you, and you alone.

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How Laughing Improves Your Health

Nothing beats the cathartic release you experience when you let out a long, hearty laugh.

Think about it, when was the last time you let loose and had a good laugh with the people you love?

Hopefully your answer was just the other day, because laughter really is the best medicine when you’re feeling stressed!

Laughing daily has many benefits that not only improve your health, but also your overall sense of self worth.

When you’re laughing, you’re happy. And when you’re happy, you have the motivation to keep striving for greatness – whether that be in fitness, work, or your hobbies!

Laughter is something that briefly rescues us from our troubles and anxieties to give us a breather from the stress of daily life.

So the question is, are you laughing enough?

Here’s some ways laughter will greatly improve your mind and body – and certainly convince you to take a few minutes out of your day to watch that video of a cat falling off the table.

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