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emoticon DESTINATION - Cairo, Egypt 6,461 Miles & Healthy Snack & Sleep

The Pyramid Fields, is a UNESCO World Heritage site recognized and admired for the Pyramids, reknown for their antiquity and the exceptional civilization they represent. 4,500 years ago Egypt was a powerful, highly centralized monarchy, wealthy from trade and Nile-nourished agriculture.

The Giza Necropolis stands on a plateau in the desert on the outskirts of Cairo, 5 miles inland from the Nile. This complex of ancient monuments includes the three Great Pyramids, the massive Great Sphinx sculpture, smaller tombs, and a workers' village. The Great Pyramid of Giza, is the only remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Recently U.S. archaeologists used satellite imaging covering all of Egypt and discovered 17 lost pyramids, 3000 ancient settlements, and 1000 tombs. The infrared imagery, taken from 690 km above the earth, showed ghostly outlines of entire cities, including Tanis, once the capital of ancient Egypt. In 2017 new technology made known a hidden void at least a hundred feet long in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Enjoy the camel ride!

1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/air miles.

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Living the Good Life – Healthy Snack & Bedtime Routine emoticon emoticon emoticon

Snacking is a smart way to keep hunger at bay throughout the day, but the key is snacking on the right things, at the right times, and in the right places. Are your snacking habits healthy--or horrific? Find out how your snacks stack up with this short quiz.

Spark - Are You a Smart Snacker?

We do it in the car, on the train, in front of the TV, on the phone, and even in bed. For too many of us, snacking has become so automatic that our brains barely register the hand-to-mouth motion. And it's not as if we're all reaching for diet-friendly apples: A 2010 study from the University of North Carolina found that most of us eat nearly 600 calories a day—roughly a third of our food in snacks rather than meals.

If you are not a snacker that is okay, you still get full points but IF you are a snacker keep in mind that the calories in your snacks count too. Some consider a snack as mini-meals. A SNACK IS 200 CALORIES OR LESS; more than that and it is a meal. When you snack you have to consider your total daily calorie limit and then distribute the calories to include your snacks.

Spark - 55 Healthy Snacks Under 200 Calories

Spark - Calorie and Nutritional Comparison of Snacks

Spark - 15 Healthy Post-Workout Snacks

For this challenge, there are no limits on how many snacks a day you have. We are encouraging you to make ONE of those snacks a healthy one.

This Challenge is not to encourage you to snack if you are not already a snacker; but if you do snack, choose a healthy snack, 200 calories or less. Regardless of the number of times a day you snack, the limit to record here is ONE healthy snack. The goal is for the snacker to eat a healthy snack.

No snacking all day or one healthy snack a day 200 CALORIES OR LESS = 10 points (maximum 10 points/day) all or nothing!

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Record all exercise minutes. Its 6,461 Miles Minutes/Air miles. DAILY MAXIMUM 120 exercise minutes/miles.

Scoring: 1 minute of exercise = 1 air mile

Living the Good Life – Healthy Snack or NO Snack - Daily Maximum 10 points (all or nothing)

Healthy Snack/No Snack = 10 points

Sleep = number of hours of sleep (9 daily maximum).

You can record this on one thread. (example)

My Exercise: 45
My Snack: 10
My Sleep: 8

Team Exercise 85 + 45 = 130
Team Snack 10 + 10 = 20
Team Sleep: 100 + 8 = 108

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****Remember if for any reason your health does not allow you to participate in a Challenge please do not attempt it. Always follow your doctor's orders.

Happy Sparker Lynn 'A good girl with bad habits'

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