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Destress Techniques Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Destress Techniques.

VIDEO: 20-Minute Yogilates Routine

   (Scroll down to push 'play' on the video player.)     About This Workout Kathy Smith, fitness expert for over 30 years, takes you through a gentle stretching and strengthening session in this 20-minute&n...  Read more

'I Lost 16% Body Fat by Walking'

Kiki (username YANKYKITTEN) joined SparkPeople in 2007 at 189 pounds and 46% body fat. She credits walking for her 47-pound weight loss and reduction to 30% body fat a year later. Find out how walking helped her drop the pounds, mentally focus during...  Read more

Tabata Training 101

Would you like to swap your usual workout out for one that's just four minutes long? Of course you would! Well, that's the allure of Tabata training, a type of super high-intensity interval training that is becoming more and more popular. ...  Read more

Sensational Stir Fry Cooking

What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?   While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th...  Read more

Meditate Daily to Reduce Blood Pressure

In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t...  Read more

Managing Stress Techniques
Updated 3/4/2014 11:39:38 AM

What do you do to manage stress? I am trying to work on a new thing each week and this week I want to find out techniques to reduce stress so I've been reading articles. I guess my focus would be, what things one can do that don't involve much ti...  Read more

Squat technique
Updated 10/12/2013 7:40:37 PM

I've heard/read two different things about squats and am not sure which is correct. Should the lowest part of the squat be with thighs parallel to the ground, or should you go down as far as you can (without letting knees extend beyond toes)? If it m...  Read more

distraction technique
Updated 9/3/2013 4:11:12 PM

hi does anyone know how to not keep focusing on food, when you want to nibble....  Read more

Breathing techniques for new runner
Updated 10/24/2013 10:43:20 AM

Hey everyone. I just joined the site (well just started actively using the site) and I'm doing couch to 5K. I just started Monday so I'm on day 2 today. I'm having a really hard time with my breathing while I'm jogging. I've never been a runner and I...  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

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

FLYbabies

For people who use Flylady techniques to bring control to their homes and their lives, and for people who want to learn, too!...  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