Workplace Fitness

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 55: Water Bottle Cross Punches

Fitness guru Cindy Whitmarsh shared today's exercise with us. This exercise sculpts shoulders, chest, core, and elevates your heart rate to help burn calories!
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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.

Day 53: Waist not, want not

Here's a quick little exercise you can do in your office chair that will help tone your waist and abdominal muscles. If your chair has wheels, place the chair back against your desk or the wall so that the chair won't roll.

Day 52: Jumping Lunge

Today's office fitness tip comes to up from Mandi Clossey of Somerset CPAs in Indianapolis. Lunge exercises are great on the thighs, and this one will force you to get up from your desk. We guarantee you will feel energized after doing these lunges.

Day 51: Calves at work

The name of today's exercise refers not to a herd of small cattle chasing weary accountants down the halls, like a miniature version of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, but to a small workout for the lower part of your legs.

Day 50: Snack attack! Nutritious snacks you can bring to work

A lunch brought from home can be much more economical than eating out. A healthy afternoon snack can give you an energy boost. Since it's Friday, today's office fitness tip is one you can take home with you and use over the weekend to help you prepare foods to bring to work next week.

Day 49: Laptop Bag Bend

Today's exercise requires the use of a weight that you can hold in both your hands. A briefcase or laptop bag will work perfectly, as will a pair of dumbbells or anything else you can find around the office that's got a bit of substance to it.
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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 47: Tax Book Press

Fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, who has been sharing tips and exercises with us this spring, has designed some exercises designed specifically for tax accountants. Today's exercise finds a new use for your heavy tax books!

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 45: Thigh exercises

Today's exercises work the thighs, those parts of the legs that you sit on, all day long. You can actually do these exercises and keep working at the same time. Multitasking at its best!

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.

Day 43: Chair jogging

Take this four minute energy break and you'll feel like you're ready to start the second eight hours of your busy-season work day. At the very least, you'll raise the eyebrows of people passing by your office.

Day 42: Drinking clean water

Today's fitness tip is a health tip instead of an exercise, so visit the daily fitness exercise library to pick out some stretchy exercises to do while you read this tip.

Day 41: Seated hamstring and hip stretch

Today's exercise, courtesy of fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, will take about three minutes. This exercise is great for stretching hips and hamstrings and will help relieve sciatic pain from sitting too long!

Day 40: Leaning leg extensions

Today's exercise comes from the Office Chair Workout plan on the Web site, EmpowerWomenNow, but rest assured the exercise is good for both men and women. The exercises on this site are designed to invigorate the entire body.

Day 39: Resistance Band Side Steps

Although the activity of this exercise is focused around your ankles, the side step exercise actually works on your abdominal muscles, buttocks, and thighs as well as your leg muscles.
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CPA firm partner and town mayor makes fitness a priority

When the Mayor is also a partner in the largest local CPA firm in town, fitness in the workplace takes on a whole new meaning. Barbara Bass is the Mayor of Tyler, Texas and one of 6 partners at Gollob Morgan Peddy. She has a wide audience listening when she talks about fitness.

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