Busy Season Daily Workplace Exercises

Day 17: Chair sit-ups

Today's exercise was sent to us from fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, an author, television personality, studio instructor, and nutrition and fitness consultant to athletes.

Day 16: Ankle stretches

This exercise brings blood flow to your feet and creates more mobility in the feet and ankles so your feet and ankles will support you the way you depend on them during your daily life.

Day 15: Tricep stretches

Today's exercise comes from the National Institutes of Health. You can use this exercise to strengthen the muscles in the back of the upper arm. You can do this exercise while sitting at your desk or you can stand up.

Day 14: 20:20 eye relaxation

Today’s quick exercise is more a relaxation technique than an exercise, but it is designed to relieve stress and relax your eyes. Loyal reader Steve Grimaud submitted this exercise that was recommended by his doctor for accountants and others who continuously focus on close-up work.

Day 12: Yoga tree pose

Improve your balance with today’s quick yoga posture The book, Office Yoga, by Darrin Zeer, recommends that you try this pose just before going into a meeting or taking a call.

Day 11: Mental exercises

Nearly every dose of Workplace Fitness we have provided for you these last two weeks has involved stretching and relaxing one muscle or another. But what about the noggin? You have been wracking your brain for hours and hours, day after day. Doesn't it need a healthy stretch, too?

Day 10: Power napping boosts energy

Some say that power napping is the key to success. Many businesses have recognized the tremendous payback to their employees when time is allowed for Power Napping. You too can run and run like the Energizer Bunny!

Day 9: Toe-ing the line

The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the organization dedicated to providing education, research, and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers, suggests that it's important to keep our little piggies in good shape.

Day 8: Take a walk

Rather than sitting all day, try finding ways to insert walking into your routine - it will keep the circulation moving, stretch your muscles, reduce stress, improve productivity, lower bad cholesterol, raise good

Day 7: Wall Posture

This simple exercise is designed to directly counteract the unhealthy neck and upper back posture found in people who work at desk jobs.

Day 5: Shoulder and Arms Stretches

Standing up to stretch can improve circulation (especially in your feet and legs) and relieve the neck and back stiffness that comes from prolonged sitting. It's important to get up regularly throughout the day!
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Day 2: Desktop Yoga! Office Ergonomics!

Does working under tight deadlines and pressure increase your productivity? We all know that during tax season we are all under pressure. Humans by nature are meant to have high and low stress periods and if you prolong those highs you can actually decrease your productivity. Use easy Yoga moves to reduce stress and anxiety and increase productivity.Desktop Yoga Anyone?Here are a few Desktop Yoga moves to help you make it through the day. 

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