Workplace Fitness news March 2012

Workplace Fitness

Day 62: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Standing up to tone your abs is a legit way to work your entire core without yanking your neck or relying on your hip flexors, the way you might during an on-your-back exercise.
Workplace Fitness

Day 61: Back and Neck Stretch

Do you slouch in your chair? Have you noticed your shoulders getting rounded and your neck protruding forward? Do you stand up at 5:00 p.m. and feel like your back looks a bit like a question mark? Do your neck and back ache? If so, this stretch can help relieve your pain and improve your posture.
Workplace Fitness

Day 60: Walking Lunges

Fit some aerobic exercise into your day to get your heart pumping and your butt off your chair.
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Day 59: Wall Pushes

Today's exercise stretches your waist and is designed to be done right at your desk.
Community News

Elliott Davis Named among "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte"

Elliott Davis, a Charlotte-based accounting, tax, and consulting services firm, has been named one of the "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte." A second annual awards event, which honored the area's most outstanding health and wellness programs, was held at the Charlotte Convention Center March 21.
Workplace Fitness

Day 58: Prisoner Squats

Well isn't it fitting that we're doing an exercise called Prisoner Squats as we are all imprisoned in our offices this spring? This afternoon break will strengthen your legs and your body core.
Workplace Fitness

Day 57: Friday 6-Pack Abs Workout

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh has provided us with a Friday workout that requires some floor exercises, so clear some space and start thinking about some serious beach time when busy season ends.
Practice Management

Maintaining Work-Life Balance during Busy Season

Accountants can expect to take only so much strain when putting in seemingly endless hours during busy season, but firms can offer ways to help. In addition, staffers can take measures to ease stress during a time when being overloaded with work tasks can be an everyday occurrence.
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Day 56: Who Says You Can't Do Aerobics Sitting Down?

Here's a quick and simple aerobic exercise you can do while seated.
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Day 55: Sitting Is a Pain in the Butt

Sore buttock muscles are a pain in the butt. Here are some tips for relieving and preventing the discomfort.
Workplace Fitness

Day 54: Pampering Your Pinkies

You're at the computer most of the day. When you're not typing on a large keyboard, you're texting on your smartphone. Those digits get a workout and it's important to keep them in top shape. Today's daily fitness exercises focuses on the fingers, improving dexterity and coordination.
Community News

Somerset CPAs 'Lose Big' During Tax Season

The associates of Somerset CPAs are "losing big" this tax season. This is typically a time when CPAs are too busy to worry about eating right and exercising, but this year, Somerset's Wellness Committee wanted to change that.
Workplace Fitness

Day 53: Seated Roll Up

This simple seated exercise is based on Joseph Pilates' principles of healthy spine alignment and the importance of breathing and body posture.
Workplace Fitness

Day 52: Exercising Your Mind

Today's workplace fitness break is geared toward providing quick mindbenders you can use as breaks whenever you have a free moment or just need to cleanse your mind. Think of these as those little dishes of sherbet they serve between courses at nice restaurants.
Workplace Fitness

Day 51: Stop! Stretch!

Tired of crouching over your desk and using the keyboard all day? Try these arm circle exercises and give yourself an afternoon pick-me-up!
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Day 50: Leg Lifts for Your Hips

This standing leg-lift exercise targets your outer hips, glutes, and quadriceps. Hip exercises can help alleviate back pain and stiffness and improve your work productivity.
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Day 49: 'Pedal' Your Way to Stronger Abs

Don't make the mistake of thinking that crunches are the only way to strengthen your abdominal muscles. There are lots of ways to work your abs, and you need to work them in a variety of ways. Here's an exercise you might not have tried.
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Day 48: Time to Relax and Release Some Stress

Relaxation exercises will help you to ease tension and relieve headaches, backaches, and insomnia. It releases the body's own painkillers, called endorphins, into your system. Relaxation techniques also help you gain a sense of emotional well-being and reduce stress. Although experts say that some stress is good for you – it can sharpen your senses and your mind – too much stress is bad for your mental and physical health.
Workplace Fitness

Day 47: Exercise Ball at Work Workout

It's "Bring your Exercise Ball and Dumbbells to Work Week!" Sit on your exercise ball for an entire workweek and engage your abdominals and core while you work! Here's a great exercise ball workout for you to do on your lunch breaks.
Workplace Fitness

Day 46: Don't Neglect Your Feet!

It's easy to take your feet for granted until something goes wrong. There are about nineteen basic muscles in the feet, of which eighteen are attached to the toes. When you wear shoes most of the day, your feet can't move freely. When that happens, they can become weak and vulnerable. Like the rest of your body, your feet need exercise to stay in shape. So, take your shoes off and get started with these simple exercises!

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