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Destress Your Life Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Destress Your Life.

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

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

Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks

One of life's biggest ironies is how often people complain about their circumstances, yet rarely do anything about them.  It's not that they don't have good intentions, or the desire for change isn't great. It's that change i...  Read more

6 Ways to Maintain Your Mental Flexibility

When you first start making room for healthy habits in your busy life, being a stickler can be beneficial—setting a workout schedule, planning your meals in advance, saying no to things that get in the way of your goals.  Without giving yo...  Read more

Life
Updated 4/18/2014 9:50:55 PM

I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes at the beginning of the school year. I have joined a TOPS (taking off pounds sensibly) to try and help my weight. I have tried everything, and nothing seems to work. My goal is to become a KOPS (keep off pounds...  Read more

want a healthier life
Updated 4/16/2014 10:34:42 PM

I am about to be 46. Recently diagnosed with prediabetes and high chlosyeral again have 6 kids 7 grandkids my 10 year old has epilepsy and has put on a lot of weight so I am hoping that if I change she will know she can....  Read more

Getting my life back
Updated 4/13/2014 3:25:05 PM

I gained ALOT of weight when I went through breast cancer treatment. I am looking to lose it but the doctors tell me it will be slow going and the weight will not come off like it would for a "normal" person. This is a little intimidating but going t...  Read more

New Job - New Stress - New Life?
Updated 4/11/2014 7:20:35 AM

So I'm faced with a troubling decision! I am being looking at by the Regional Manager of Sales to become the Community Relations Director at an Assisted Living Facility. I have always been interested in this line of work and most definitely have t...  Read more

Today is the first day of the rest of my life!
Updated 4/10/2014 12:33:20 PM

Having had leg surgeries that have "crippled" me in the past few years, I have decided to not only shed that mindset, but the extra weight and pain that I experience in my legs and body every day. I joined a small fitness center at a local senio...  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

Peppermint herbal tea

About an hour or so before bed, drink a cup of peppermint herbal tea, sweetened with stevia. It's relaxing and it's like Christmas in a cup! =) Great way to relax/destress after a long day or a tough workout....  Read more

Sparkling Belly Dancers

Welcome to the Shimmy Zone! Dancing newbies, seasoned performers, cabaret, tribal, video, live instruction - dancing for our lives and getting healthy with a brilliant sparkle!...  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

Day One Challenge to destress my Life

Having started this stressless journey is due to the goal that I have set for this month. This June I'm going t loss those 2 pounds that keep coming back time after time. My body has a set point of 270. I'm going to break that set point this mont...  Read more