Workplace Fitness

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 60: Walking Lunges

Fit some aerobic exercise into your day to get your heart pumping and your butt off your chair.
Workplace Fitness

Day 59: Wall Pushes

Today's exercise stretches your waist and is designed to be done right at your desk.
Workplace Fitness

Day 58: Prisoner Squats

Well isn't it fitting that we're doing an exercise called Prisoner Squats as we are all imprisoned in our offices this spring? This afternoon break will strengthen your legs and your body core.
Workplace Fitness

Day 57: Friday 6-Pack Abs Workout

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh has provided us with a Friday workout that requires some floor exercises, so clear some space and start thinking about some serious beach time when busy season ends.
Workplace Fitness

Day 55: Sitting Is a Pain in the Butt

Sore buttock muscles are a pain in the butt. Here are some tips for relieving and preventing the discomfort.
Workplace Fitness

Day 54: Pampering Your Pinkies

You're at the computer most of the day. When you're not typing on a large keyboard, you're texting on your smartphone. Those digits get a workout and it's important to keep them in top shape. Today's daily fitness exercises focuses on the fingers, improving dexterity and coordination.
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Somerset CPAs 'Lose Big' During Tax Season

The associates of Somerset CPAs are "losing big" this tax season. This is typically a time when CPAs are too busy to worry about eating right and exercising, but this year, Somerset's Wellness Committee wanted to change that.
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.
Workplace Fitness

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.
Workplace Fitness

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!
Workplace Fitness

Day 50: Leg Lifts for Your Hips

This standing leg-lift exercise targets your outer hips, glutes, and quadriceps. Hip exercises can help alleviate back pain and stiffness and improve your work productivity.
Workplace Fitness

Day 49: 'Pedal' Your Way to Stronger Abs

Don't make the mistake of thinking that crunches are the only way to strengthen your abdominal muscles. There are lots of ways to work your abs, and you need to work them in a variety of ways. Here's an exercise you might not have tried.
Workplace Fitness

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.
Workplace Fitness

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.
Workplace Fitness

Day 46: Don't Neglect Your Feet!

It's easy to take your feet for granted until something goes wrong. There are about nineteen basic muscles in the feet, of which eighteen are attached to the toes. When you wear shoes most of the day, your feet can't move freely. When that happens, they can become weak and vulnerable. Like the rest of your body, your feet need exercise to stay in shape. So, take your shoes off and get started with these simple exercises!
Workplace Fitness

Day 45: Seated Hip Stretch

Sciatica is a pain that can occur anywhere along your leg from your hip to your foot. Keep your sciatic nerve happy with today's easy stretching exercise.
Workplace Fitness

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.
Workplace Fitness

Day 43: Cat Stretch

Workplace Fitness

Day 42: Love Handles Be Gone!

The love handle area along your sides above your waist is a tough area to target. Fitness experts say that unless you play tennis, the internal and external obliques - the two muscle pairs that help you twist and turn - are largely unused in daily life. The result? Love handles. These two exercises will help you tighten your waist and get you on your way to a smooth silhouette. To see results, do each exercise two or three days a week, taking a day of rest between workouts.

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