A 2018 study in the Journal of Epidemiology showed that occupational standing is actually more harmful for your health than sitting. It turns out that sitting is not the new smoking. Standing is! In a study of over 8K people who worked standing up all day they found that they were 34% more likely to develop heart disease.
Why would this be? When you stand all day, blood pools in the legs and there is an increased stress to pump it back to your heart. People who stand all day experience varicose veins, night cramps, clogged arteries, back pain, and foot pain.
So what three yoga poses can help?
#1 Legs Up the Wall
The first and most important yoga pose is legs up the wall. This will help reduce the stress on your heart when it comes to pumping the blood back to your heart. It will relieve that foot pain, back pain, and varicose veins.
#2 Yoga foot Series
While you are there let’s do the foot series inverted. This can increase your circulation and help out those painful feet.
#3 Knees to Chest
Stay at the wall and draw your knees into your chest. This will help low back pain. You can even come into a twist. This will help increase blood circulation around your spine and also relieve back pain.
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