We all know there are negative consequences to sitting all day, but what about those evenings, or when you’re through with work? Netflix is calling, or you want to read. How can we avoid more sitting during our relaxation time? Leg elevation is a good counterbalance to sitting or standing all day and holds health benefits such as:
-Helps blood to return to the heart using good old gravity.
-Helps Lymphatic Fluid to circulate, and reduces potential swelling.
-Helps prevent or ease vein conditions, such as varicose veins.
Use a pillow or two to raise your legs above the level of your heart and be sure your back is supported. Check with your doctor if you have a specific health condition, such as an injury.