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Many young professionals spend half of their day sitting at a desk, and while meeting goals in the work space, the body's health can often get neglected. To help keep you moving and give your mind a rest, start incorporating yoga into the workday. These stretches are straight from Darrin Zeer's book Office Yoga: Simple Stretches for Busy People, designed to release weekday stress, and are conservative enough to do anywhere.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
December is a busy, fun-filled month, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take time to work out or de-stress with a cup of tea. Here are a few items that will help keep you fit and healthy for the entire month while you embark on everything from holiday shopping to New Year's Eve partying. Who knows? Maybe these picks will end up on your holiday wish list.
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We love training with resistance bands. Easier to store than dumbbells and light enough to pack in any suitcase, resistance bands are a must-own tool. Plus the number of exercises you can do with the bands is endless. Mike Alexander, founder of MADfit, created this 10-minute workout featuring our favorite fitness tool. Grab a resistance band and get ready to strength train in a whole new way.
- Love your warmup: Whether you're going a short or long distance, warming up is necessary for a safe and injury-free run. Get your heart jumping with a series of jumping jacks, a quick power walk, or this five-move dynamic warmup. Just a little cardio will make a world of difference.
- Fuel your body right: Overloading on a huge meal right before a run is going to make the whole experience a struggle. Choosing the right pre-workout snack puts you on the right track for a great run.
- Pick a solid pace: Kicking things off too quickly will lead you to burn out fast as well. Don't be afraid to start a little slower, or try out a running playlist to help you keep a steady pace. This 5K mix is perfect for a nine-minute mile or this half-hour running playlist will help you run three miles.
How do you take care of yourself to make sure you have the best run possible?