Busy Season Daily Workplace Exercises

Workplace Fitness

Day 26: The Eyes Have It

Your eyes are working very hard. Take a few minutes and give them a rest.
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Day 25: Wrist and Hand Stretches

With all the time you're spending pounding away on your computer, your wrists and hands could use some tender loving care.
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Day 24: Get out of Your Chair

Joe Downie, SparkPeople Coach, says that "staying energized and stress free at work isn't difficult. The key is finding reasons to stay out of your chair." Here are some suggestions:
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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 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 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 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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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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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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