Healthy Changes That Could Happen To Your Body by Just Lifting Your Legs Up For 20 Minutes Daily
Today’s lifestyle is all about work and stress. It is so fast paced that invariably we don’t notice the unhealthy changes taking place in our body until it becomes physically visible. Awareness through the internet has created a positive attitude but yet in our eagerness to adopt a healthier lifestyle, we still can’t find time to hit the gym. Working at a desk all day, wearing high heels and undue stress on our legs takes a real toll, moreover, non-activity affects mood too. But, what would you say if you knew that certain exercises do exist which you can perform for just a few minutes each day and that too before you retire for bed? Wouldn’t that be a godsend? Well, here it is then. This is one activity that you need to perform for just 20 minutes are its benefits.
1You need to keep your legs lifted in the right position
Cushion your back with a small soft pillow and choose a nice spot near your bedside wall. Now lift up your legs and keep then straight and stretched against the wall. Keep your hands relaxed and alongside your body.
2Wear loose-fitting clothes
While performing this exercise, you should wear comfortable clothes that do not impede or obstruct circulation in your body. Wear clothes without tight waistbands if possible. This is more like relaxing yoga and will improve your circulatory system.
3Hold the position for 20 minutes
Now maintain this position for 20 minutes. When getting into the position, do not go too close to the wall nor should you keep too far from it. Do not put a cushion or roller under your back and neck that is too soft as this could lead to muscle tension and create an incorrect level of the spine. Doing these leg elevations every day will reap huge benefits.
4The tightness and heaviness in legs will disappear
That tight and heavy feeling in your legs is because of poor circulation resulting from non-activity and sitting in one position too long. It could also lead to leg swelling. The same feeling could also be due to underlying causes like poor heart function, kidney disease, or being overweight. This requires a doctor’s diagnosis to figure out the reasons for your leg swelling. However, you could do much to get relief from such symptoms by keeping your egs elevated and doing this exercise.
5You won’t be tired from wearing high heel
If you wear high heels every day to work then it could be bad for health. Because of uneven weight distribution, you can get tired faster. It would be a pleasurable relief to keep your legs elevated after wearing stilettos all day long. After you return home, just kick off your shoes and get into this position. You will notice the difference after 15-20 minutes when the tension in your legs will ease up and make you relaxed.