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Day 20: Shoulder Shrugs

If you're feeling less than ambitious today, you can still give yourself a gold star if you do this simple "exercise." You'll feel a nice stretch and reduce some stress at the same time.
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Day 19: The Funky Chicken

Loosen up your upper body with this fun (and wacky?) exercise. You might want to close your office door for this one, or you can leave it open and treat your coworkers to a good laugh!
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Day 18: Side Stretches

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Day 17: Massage

There's nothing quite like a massage to release built-up tension and relieve pain. The good news is that you don't have to hire a pro and pay big bucks for muscle relief.
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Day 16: Leg Extensions

Strengthen and firm up those legs!
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Day 15: Shadow Boxing

Are you upset about something? Is a client driving you mad? Punch out your frustrations and improve your muscle tone at the same time.
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Faw Casson: Winner of AccountingWEB's Contest for Fittest Midsize Firm

Faw Casson's wellness program – a top-down commitment to healthy living and the physical and spiritual well-being of each of its forty employees – recently earned the firm the title of the fittest accounting firm in the eleven- to fifty-member bracket in AccountingWEB's 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey.
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Day 14: Standing Push-ups

While not technically a true push-up, this exercise will get the job done!
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Day 13: Go Mental

SparkPeople Coach, Joe Downie, suggests five minutes of mental or physical activity for every hour you spend at the computer. People who sit as desks and computers for hours on end are most prone to dwindling production from low energy.
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Day 12: Build Those Calves

Strong calf muscles will increase your endurance and your ability to perform many forms of exercise, such as hiking and biking. They also provide you with better upper body support. And, they look good!
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Day 11: Trash Can Basketball

You've been working hard, and you deserve to have some fun. Grab your trash can, a Nerf ball, and let's play ball!
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IRS Gears Up for Health Care Law Appeals

The IRS is bracing itself for the implementation of the massive new health care legislation. A few select provisions in the Affordable Care Act have already taken effect, but the most controversial sections of the new law are not scheduled to kick in until 2014.
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Day 10: Balancing Act

Improve your posture and strengthen your core with balancing exercises.
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Day 9: Toe Touch

Work on improving your flexibility with this easy exercise. Being flexible keeps us feeling young!
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Day 8: Cherry Picking

It's time to release all that tension building in your upper body. This exercise will also provide a nice stretch for the sides of your body. After "picking some cherries," you'll be ready to get back to it!
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Day 7: Seated Crunches

You can tighten those stomach muscles without doing those dreaded and painful sit-ups (and hurting your neck in the process). Step 1: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor about ten inches apart. Make sure you're sitting up straight with your back against the chair.
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Day 6: Just Move!

Get your heart pumping, burn some calories, and feel revived!
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AccountingWEB Announces Winners of 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms Contest

AccountingWEB is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Fittest Accounting Firms survey! Three firms were selected as winners based on criteria that measured activities, events, and information available to employees as well as encouragement of fitness and wellness.
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Day 5: Use an Exercise Ball

Swap out your uncomfortable office chair for a healthier alternative. Exercise balls can improve posture, help alleviate lower back and sciatic pain, and provide a mild workout. And, they're just plain fun! When you're ready to move beyond just sitting, there are a multitude of ball exercises out there.
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Day 4: Body Lift

Don't we all want firm, strong arms? Firm arms will enhance your appearance, and strong arms will certainly come in handy when picking up those huge stacks of client files! Use this easy exercise to work on your biceps, your triceps, or both.

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