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Destress Activities Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Destress Activities.

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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

How accurate is the Sparkpeople Activity device?
Updated 8/28/2014 4:06:59 PM

I am thinking about buying one but for almost $60 I want to make sure it is very accurate and works well. I have tried pedometers in the past and never found any that were accurate. Some would track steps while I was driving or sitting even....  Read more

No weekly activity count? Don't see one
Updated 8/28/2014 11:37:20 PM

With the change do we not have a weekly total on the front page on the right side like before, or is mine not showing up?...  Read more

Activity Tracker
Updated 8/22/2014 10:01:51 AM

I lost the USB part of my activity tracker UGH! Can I get another one? Or do I have to purchase a whole new one? I tore through my whole vacuum cleaner bag YUK! No where to be found, maybe the dog ate it. 39...  Read more

Ordered a spark activity device??? no i didnt
Updated 8/23/2014 8:06:55 PM

Have any of you notice that your status states you ordered an activity spark device? I didn't and yet it states that I have?...  Read more

Activity Tracker Points
Updated 8/29/2014 6:06:09 PM

How can I verify that I received my 500 points for purchasing the Spark Activity Tracker ?...  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