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Workplace Fitness

Day 69: Getting Past the Afternoon Slump

Are you dragging through the afternoon? Here are some exercises and tips that are certain to get the juices flowing again.
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Day 67: Arm Circles

Arm circles require little time, they’re easy, and you’ll reap great benefits when you do them regularly. The great thing about this arm exercise is that you get resistance exercise without equipment. Just the force of holding your arm muscles tight and firm as you circle creates resistance.
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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Day 44: Strengthen Your Deltoids

You use your medial deltoids with arm movements that go out to the side. This side lateral raise exercise isolates and strengthens these muscles. You can use hand weights (if you have them at the office) or bottles of water.
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Day 40: Wednesday Workout - 8 Great Tips to Keep You Healthy and Fit While You Work

If you follow these 8 tips from Cindy, you’ll feel great and look great in no time. No excuses – let’s get started!
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Day 36: Get Ready for Sleeveless Shirts and Swimming Suits!

The triceps area, the back of your upper arms, is one of fat's favorite destinations. Since we use our triceps - our pushing muscles - much less often than our more active biceps on the front of our arms, they tend to go soft and a little flabby. Here are a couple of exercises that target the triceps.
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Day 35: Wednesday Workout: No Equipment, No Excuses!

We're happy to welcome back Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist Cindy Whitmarsh who has some great ideas for energizing your afternoon! Each week, Cindy will share her tips to help you get fit and stay healthy!
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Day 33: Extended Arm and Hand Flexibility Series

This exercise is especially beneficial because it uses your arms, wrists, and hands. While it might seem complicated at first, it won't take you long to get into a nice steady rhythm. You can do each step five to ten times, or you can complete one set and start again from the beginning.
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Day 22: Printer Paper Lifts

You're probably sick and tired of looking at paper, but . . . you can put those piled-up reams of paper to better use by doing something good for yourself. Firm up your arms and increase your strength with Printer Paper Lifts.
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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 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 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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