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Destress Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Destress Activities.

Plan the Perfect Girls Day Out

Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp...  Read more

9 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day

By now you've probably heard the latest research. Sitting is even worse for our health (and fitness) than we thought. And even if you do exercise regularly, you still face health risks if you are sedentary for the rest of your day (you know, the...  Read more

50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories

Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach...  Read more

Embrace Your Inner Child to Get in Shape

Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all...  Read more

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

Fade out "Activity Track".
Updated 7/18/2014 1:09:25 PM

Each day on my Start Page, my "Activity Track' is faded out, and I can't put in my "Water", "Veg & Fruits", and my hours of sleep. It's so annoying and frustrating. It's been going on for a few weeks. I thought it would get fixed, but it hasn'...  Read more

Some Giant Steps - Spark Activity Tracker
Updated 7/24/2014 10:52:21 AM

Finally, I got my Spark Activity Tracker up and running so yesterday I did some testing of the unit as I noticed that the distance traveled seemed a little high. So I did a comparison between my Fitbit and used a phone app called Sportrate to track t...  Read more

What's your favorite activity to do with your kids
Updated 7/25/2014 2:08:45 AM

I love any outside activity, running, biking or swimming. Fitness for the whole family....  Read more

Spark Activity Tracker team
Updated 7/14/2014 7:50:35 PM

Hi - I'm trying to find the Spark Activity tracker group so I can read some posts and see how people like it, etc. I can't seem to find this team no matter how I search. Is there one? Can someone provide a link to it? ...  Read more

Activity Tracker Will Not Sync!!!
Updated 7/14/2014 9:37:27 PM

Is there something going on with the activity trackers and the "Connect" site? It seems that there are a lot of people having problems. I was able to get mine installed and sync'd yesterday, but today it will not sync at all. Dongle glows red...  Read more

My Guilty Pleasure

Guilty pleasures don't have to cost you calories! I'm in Iraq, work out alone in my quarters and use Pandora.com which allows me to "create" my own radio station that streams through my laptop. My go-to workout station at age 39? "Britney Spears Ra...  Read more

Breathe

Learn some deep breathing techniques to help you destress and relax. SIDE NOTE:Many people say smoking calms them down. Think of the action they are doing: breathing deeply. Smokers should eliminate the cigarette, and practice the breathing they know...  Read more

Alabama

The official State of Alabama Team for residents only. Check out our team page for loads of motivating activities!...  Read more

Chef Meg's Makeover: Brown Rice Risotto

When the weather starts to cool, risotto is one of those dishes that pop up on menus. Creamy and rich, studded with vegetables--and usually full of cream, cheese, and butter. Traditionally, risotto, which is a slow-cooked rice dish that hails from no...  Read more

Sleep Better Tonight

Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep...  Read more