Day 35: Swap your chair for a ball

Today's fitness tips were sent to AccountingWEB by loyal Daily Dose of Fitness reader Mandi Clossey, who works for Somerset CPAs in Indianapolis. Clossey is a CPA by day, but lives a second life as a fitness coach. She has chosen to share some tips that she refers to as "a fun mix of things…not all exactly what to do at your desk but activities for offices to do."
 
Tip 1: Trade your office chair for a fitness ball.  You will improve your balance and you’re your core muscles while sitting at your desk.  You can even use the fitness ball for wall squats or other exercises during the day. 
 
Tip 2: Look for opportunities to stand.  You’ll burn more calories standing than sitting.  Stand while talking on the phone (even during a conference call).  Rather than e-mail or phone a co-worker, take time to walk to their desk or office.  Take the stairs!!
 
You can read more about the fitness activities at Somerset CPAs.
 
Clossey, who operates the Web site Team BeachBody, is willing talk to anyone or provide information for office challenges, as well as consult with anyone on their health/fitness.Clossey also maintains a Facebook page where she provides fitness tips as well as tips for dealing with hectic busy schedules.
 
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