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Workplace Fitness

Day 64: From Distress to De-Stress

Every day, it's important to eliminate as much stress as possible. Here are some ideas for how you can de-stress during your workday.
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Day 52: Exercising Your Mind

Today's workplace fitness break is geared toward providing quick mindbenders you can use as breaks whenever you have a free moment or just need to cleanse your mind. Think of these as those little dishes of sherbet they serve between courses at nice restaurants.
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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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 29: Breathing exercises

Today we're going to delve into some deep breathing exercises instead of the usual muscle stretch and pull. Deep breathing can relax you, take away stress, clear your mind, help with your digestion, energize you, help relieve headaches, and just make you feel a little bit better about everything.

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!
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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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