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Workplace Fitness

Day 72: Seated Roll Up

To combat the ill effects of sitting for hours on end, this easy back exercise can help.
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 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.
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Day 43: Cat Stretch

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Day 34: Seated Lower Back Stretch

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Day 29: Pick-Me-Ups

Here are some desk-friendly pick-me-ups from the pros at Canyon Ranch Spa in Tucson.
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Day 10: Balancing Act

Improve your posture and strengthen your core with balancing exercises.
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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.
Workplace Fitness

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.

Day 70: Water bottle posture cure

Today is posture day at the AccountingWEB fitness factory. Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh recommends you grab a couple of (full) water bottles for this exercise. Remember to breathe!

Day 63: No Humpback

Fitness Day 62: Chair Squat

The squat is one of the best ways to tone and strengthen your lower body. You can prepare yourself for this exercise by placing a chair behind you, sitting down and standing up several times, thinking about the muscles you are using.

Day 61: Chair Yoga - Remembering to breathe!

There is nothing better than integrating Yoga into your daily routine to center and refocus you during your workday. Throughout the day you may start building tension in your back and neck, maybe due to stress or because you are working at a computer doing repetitive motion in a stationary position for long periods of time.

Day 59: Overhead stretch

We're going to reach above our heads and do some stretching, but first, Dr. Todd Berntson, author of "Deskercise! The Workplace Workout," has some stretching advice.

Day 57: Back extension with weights

Here's a new exercise for all of you folks out there who have brought a set of dumbbells into the office. Everyone else - you're not off the hook. Grab a work bag or even a heavy stapler - just something that weighs a couple of pounds.
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Day 56: Desk chair knee-bends

Every time you bend over to pick up one of those client files that are stacked in piles around your office, you can think of this exercise. Squats can tone muscles throughout your legs, abs, and lower back, and also increase flexibility.
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Day 54: Stick-Em-Up Stretch

Do this exercise on a daily basis to fend off forward shoulders that ultimately lead to hunching of the upper back.
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Day 48: Neck exercises for weary accountants

These exercises will help alleviate the muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and back that comes from sitting for many long hours at a desk. Each of these exercises is done while you are seated at your desk.

Day 46: The Chair Low Back Stretch

Today's stretching exercise is a quick way to reduce tension in the low back and is perfect for a mini-break during the day.

Day 44: Chair Twists

Today's exercise is a Yoga exercise, and, as usual, you can perform this exercise right at your desk, with no special equipment and with no change of clothes.

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