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Office fitness - relax your way to a better workday with these office exercises (tips 1-2)

Office Yoga
Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for 
Busy People
is one of Darrin
Zeer popular fitness books

In honor of National Employee Health and Fitness Day on May 20, Darrin Zeer, the man CNN called "America's Relaxation Expert,"  agreed to provide some easy office exercises to Fitness San Jose readers.   

Zeer, who has worked with over half a million people, kindly agreed and supplied San Jose Fitness readers with  tips and a video, which you will find in this and two other articles.  Enjoy!  

Kick Back Log-on Pose (do this from your chair)

• Interlace your fingers behind your head.
• Relax your elbows and shoulders.
• Smile, breathe, and stretch your elbows back.
• Let the tightness release slowly.
Repeat 3-5 times.  Do this exercise throughout the first try it once an hour, then do on an "as needed" basis

“The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
—Mark Twain 

Keyboard Calisthenics

Note from Darrin: Do stretches with your hands and wrists as often as possible. Improvise—be creative! Make it a habit throughout the day to constantly stretch your hands and wrists.
• With hands in a prayer position, move in all directions and stretch.
• Squeeze fists tight.
• Stretch fingers wide.
• Interlace fingers and rotate hands.

"The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be."
—Bruce Lee

Invent your own stretches

• Invent stretches that feel good!  And remember to laugh out loud at least once a day!

Other office fitness articles:

About Darrin Zeer:

Darrin Zeer is the best-selling author of Office Yoga, he travels year round to conferences and corporations across America. His humorous & heartfelt approach has helped over half a million people to manage their stress & find greater success. Satisfied clients include General Motors, 3M, Pixar & the Four Seasons Resorts. Darrin has been featured on CNN, in Time Magazine & the New York Times. For questions contact Darrin at

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  • sharon hill 5 years ago

    really handy exercises to know. I have a lot of trouble with fingers and wrists that wear out from repeated typing. I'll use these keyboard calisthenics for sure.

  • sonja 5 years ago

    Really good article! I actually bought this book as I thought the concept was humorous yet educational.