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How to Create Your Own Costume by Shopping Your Closet

How to Create Your Own Costume by Shopping Your Closet

Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the question, “What am I going to be this year?” A great costume doesn’t have to cost a fortune—and it can even go to support a great cause.

This year shop your closet! Use what you already have to create a fun costume that’s comfortable to wear all night long. Here are a few ideas for easy costumes that use items you already have in your closet.

When you’ve created your unique look, be sure to enter our photo contest to win Zyia cash and raise money to support the fight against cancer.

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Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Closet

Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Closet

When we think of protecting the planet, we think of recycling, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and shopping with reusable bags. We usually don’t think about our closets, but we should. The average North American tosses out 80 pounds of textiles per person per...

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Let the Light Shine In

Let the Light Shine In

Light is our favorite of Zyia Active’s four pillars and also the most challenging to define. We like to think of Light as anything that lifts our spirits while also making us feel aligned with our values and connected to others.

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Seven Ways to Uplift the People Around You

Seven Ways to Uplift the People Around You

Life under lockdown was tough for many reasons, but coming out of quarantine can be just as fraught. Every state, every county, even every family, has a different view of what's safe and unsafe. But one thing is universal: we could all use a little pick-me-up right...

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Strengthening Your Communities During Social Distancing

Strengthening Your Communities During Social Distancing

We're all tied to a variety of communities, both professional and personal. While our connections to them might ebb and flow, never before have those ties been snipped all at once. If you're suddenly feeling unmoored during Social Distancing, you're in good—if...

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Discovering Your “It” and How to Bring It Every Day

Discovering Your “It” and How to Bring It Every Day

At Zyia Active, we have the unique privilege of watching women and men succeed—often, to their own surprise. We delight every day in hearing their stories. If there’s any common thread, it’s this: they were all capable of more than they believed. All it took was a...

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Celebrating without Sweets

Celebrating without Sweets

Twenty-one Ways to Reward and Celebrate without Junk Food  Maybe your 2020 resolution was to cut back on sugar. Or maybe eating cleaner was your partner’s resolution. Either way, Valentine’s Day is looming on the horizon, and you’re not sure how to show your...

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Take Your New Year’s Resolution Outside the Box

Take Your New Year’s Resolution Outside the Box

If you've tried New Year's Resolutions only to see them wither and die by Valentine's Day, it may be tempting to forego the entire tradition. Instead of writing it off as a bad idea, break out of the box and put resolutions to work for you. Instead of setting...

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Can an Attitude of Gratitude Improve Your Health?

Can an Attitude of Gratitude Improve Your Health?

Four Tips for Adopting a Grateful Outlook If you want to improve your mental and physical health in 2020 but don’t have an empty spot in your schedule, we have good news. According to a growing body of research, people who consciously express gratitude not only report...

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Cold Weather Training Tips

Cold Weather Training Tips

As the days shorten and the mercury drops, it’s time to plan for safe and enjoyable winter workouts. If being outdoors is what keeps your motivation high, don’t resign yourself to six months of only sweating inside the four walls of a gym. Follow these tips to adapt...

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Crush Your Goals by Understanding Your Personality

Crush Your Goals by Understanding Your Personality

We all have that friend—the one that gets up at four every morning to hit the gym before work. You probably tell yourself she's just one of those really disciplined people. They're born that way, right? But what if self-discipline isn't a magic sauce? Behavioral...

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Living a More Uplifting Life

Living a More Uplifting Life

Seven Daily Positivity Practices You don't have to look far to see the ugliness in our world. From office gossip to social media, to the evening news—the day is full of opportunities to sink into negativity.  Soon enough, it can feel like you're standing at the...

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Finding Success in Strong Communities

Finding Success in Strong Communities

When you set out to achieve something—running a marathon, building a business, or mastering a new skill—your odds of success increase if you're part of a community. An active community can give you new ideas, inspire you to keep going, and offer you companionship on...

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ZYIA Active Summer to Shine Challenge

ZYIA Active Summer to Shine Challenge

July’s Pillar is all about Light. Think about the last time a stranger paid you a sincere compliment. Chances are, it lightened your mood. Your expression brightened and, although you couldn't see it, your posture probably straightened for a while. All that, from a...

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Being Well by Doing Good

Being Well by Doing Good

9 Ways to Blend Activity with Making the World a Better Place In every great sports movie, there’s a transformation montage. You know the one. The hero—through a series of clips and to the accompaniment of a rousing soundtrack—rapidly morphs from a sweatpants-wearing...

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Five Ways to Inspire Your Kids to be More Active

Five Ways to Inspire Your Kids to be More Active

If you enjoy an active lifestyle, it can be frustrating to parent a kid whose spirit animal seems to be the sloth. And you have good reason to be concerned. One in three kids today is overweight, and sedentary lifestyles are at an all-time high. Not only are these...

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How it All Began

Zyia’s story began on a snowy, moonlit hike. I was in good company, surrounded by women, all pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and further up the trail.

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