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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 28: Overhead press

The overhead press is used to improve strength in triceps and shoulders. This exercise works best when done with weights. If you have never done this exercise before, your arms may feel fairly wobbly and uncoordinated. This is normal and will go away if you continue doing this exercise for a couple of weeks.

IFRS 1: First-time adoption of IFRS

The objective of IFRS 1 is to make sure that a reporting entity who adopts IFRS as its financial reporting basis prepares financial statements that are transparent for users and comparable over all the periods presented; provides a suitable starting point for reporting under IFRS; and can be generated at a cost that does not exceed benefits to users.

IFRS 2: Share-Based Payment

The objective of IFRS 2 is to outline the reporting requirements that an entity who undertakes a share-based payment transaction should make in their financial statements. It outlines the requirements an entity is to reflect in its profit and loss account (statement of comprehensive income) and balance sheet (statement of financial position) the effects of share-based payments.

IFRS 3: Business Combinations

The objective of this IFRS is to deal with the information that an entity provides within their financial statements about a business combination and the effect of this combination on the financial statements.

IFRS 4: Insurance Contracts

The objective of this IFRS is to deal with the financial reporting for insurance contracts by an entity that issues insurance contracts. An insurance contract is defined as a contract under which one party (the insurer) accepts significant insurance risk from another party (i.e. the policyholder) by agreeing to compensate the policyholder if a specific uncertain future event (the insured event) adversely affects the policyholder.

IFRS 5: Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations

The objective of IFRS 5 is to specify how assets that are classified as ‘held for sale’ should be presented and disclosed within a set of financial statements, and discontinued operations.

IFRS 6: Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources

The objective of this IFRS is to deal with the financial reporting requirements for entities in the mineral extractive industry. Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources is the search for mineral resources (e.g. oil, natural gas and similar non-regenerative resources) after the entity has obtained legal rights to explore in a specific area.

IFRS 7: Financial Instruments: Disclosures

The objective of IFRS 7 is to deal with the disclosures required in an entity’s financial statements in connection with financial instruments. Before the issuance of this IFRS, the disclosure requirements were contained within IAS 32. IAS 32 now contains just the presentation requirements of financial instruments.

IFRS 8: Operating Segments

The objective of this IFRS is to deal with the information that an entity should disclose in its financial statements to enable users to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business activities and the economic environment in which the business operates.

IFRS 9: Financial Instruments

This standard was released in November 2009 and is intended to completely replace IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement by the end of 2010. IFRS 9 only deals with the classification and measurement of financial assets. A consistent theme of IFRS 9 is that it requires financial assets to be classified on initial recognition at amortised cost or fair value.

Day 26: Wrist stretches can prevent injury

If you have concerns about straining your wrists, getting carpal tunnel syndrome, or facing other nasty wrist issues due to keeping your hands glued to a keyboard all day, you'll appreciate learning that there are some exercises you can do that help prevent all of these issues.

Day 25: Hamstring stretch

A study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that just one 30-second stretch three times a week can significantly lengthen hamstrings, an important finding for desk workers whose legs are bent for most of the day, leaving hamstrings in a shortened position.

Day 24: Windshield wipers - arm stretch

Today's exercise strengthens your arms and also can be used as part of a warm-up routine for other exercises. You can do this exercise while sitting upright in your desk chair.

Day 23: Cobra stretch

Traditionally a yoga exercise done on the floor, this Cobra Stretch has been adapted for the office. The exercise is designed to improve the flexibility of the abdominal and psoas muscles as well as increase mobility in the low back.

Day 22: Chair triceps dips

Today's office fitness exercise is designed to strengthen the triceps muscle in your upper arms. This exercise was contributed by fitness expert Cindy Whitmarsh, an author, television personality, studio instructor, and nutrition and fitness consultant to athletes.

Day 21: Neck resistance

Today's quick office exercise is designed to increase the strength of your neck muscles. According to Livestrong.com, stretches that utilize resistance provide stress relief, mobility, and range-of-motion.

Day 20: Waist stretches

If you do these stretches directly to the side without allowing your body to lean forward, you will feel a nice stretch in your side and waist.

Day 19: Invisible chair: Ab, back, and thigh toner

According to author Shirley Archer in "Fitness 9 to 5", "Spending a few extra minutes each day in your invisible chair tones up your abs, back, and thighs. Building more muscle mass boosts your metabolism for more calorie burn even while you sleep!"

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