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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

Sporty Dogs: The Best Breeds for Active People

If you're an active and outdoorsy person who likes running, hiking or boating, it's nice to have some company who shares your passion. When your friends and loved ones aren't available, there's a dog for that.     Before...  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

Activity Tracker and Other Goal Syncing Weirdness
Updated 8/28/2015 3:16:53 PM

I've had four activity trackers since joining SP although there was a gap between Feb 21, and March 24 when I didn't have one that worked. Since I got a new one on March 25, automatically syncing my tracker with SP has gotten me 6 points in Other Goa...  Read more

Sure! Mindfulness activities are awesome for MANY
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Sure! Mindfulness activities are awesome for MANY issues. As a counselor, I'm always teaching them, and I use them myself....  Read more

If I disconnect my spark activity tracker, will th
Updated 8/26/2015 8:43:29 AM

If I disconnect my spark activity tracker, will there be a place to enter my daily steps within the app?...  Read more

5k and train for it. Or try a new activity.
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5k and train for it. Or try a new activity....  Read more

I just noticed my activity tracking from my misfit
Updated 8/25/2015 10:50:06 AM

I just noticed my activity tracking from my misfit is being entered 3 hours off. For example, it logged my walk at 12:32 as 3:32. I checked and my timezone for Sparkpeople is set correctly to PST, and my misfit account shows the correct times....  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