2012 Daily Exercises

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Day 28: Ear Dips

While doing this exercise, close your eyes and visualize a calm scene – you're lying on a sandy beach or strolling through a lush forest. This exercise is a great way to reduce stress in tension in your neck.
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Day 23: Blow It Off

Not only is deep breathing an excellent stress reducer, it benefits your entire body. When you breathe deeply, endorphins are released throughout your body (and heaven knows you need those during tax season). In addition, the movement of the diaphragm helps remove toxins in the body and promotes better blood flow.
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Day 21: Keep on Walkin'

Here are some fun ways to "walk" down the hall. You'll get a bit of a workout and feel revived!
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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 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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Day 14: Standing Push-ups

While not technically a true push-up, this exercise will get the job done!
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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 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 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 2: Inner Thigh Squeeze

This is a great exercise for your inner thighs. You can do it while you're working, but be good to yourself and take that much-needed break!
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Day 1: Upper Back Stretch

As the day progresses, tension can settle in your upper back. Release that tension in just a few seconds with this simple and effective stretch.