Office Pilates: Elevate Your Legs

Okay, today take 5 minutes and close your office door or if you don’t have your own office find a meeting room that isn’t being used. Lie down on your back with your butt as close to a wall as you can get. Let your legs rest against the wall. Try and keep you legs straight. Your hips should be at a 90 degree angle. Stay there for 5 minutes. You can do pelvic tilts if you want.

Rarely do your feet get elevated on the job. Usually your standing or sitting. It’s good for your back, and some research shows inverting the body (getting the feet over the head) will make you less depressed. So this is a great option on a day that just isn’t going your way.

If you feel like 5 minutes qualifies as a break you don’t have time for, bring some paperwork you need to read through. You’ll be doing work while in a position that is good for your back and body!

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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