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Leaning backward, on the other hand, can take pressure off the spine and help relax the muscles. Lueder adds that elevating the legs helps make it easier to lean back, and at the same time brings the legs up closer to the heart, which can relieve leg edema and foot swelling and lower the heart rate. These issues, Lueder points out, are more relevant to people in their mid-40s or older. However, she adds, “raising the legs up without at the same time leaning back can hurt the back. That is because bringing the legs up closer to the torso increases the loads on the spine by flattening the lumbar curve of the lower back. There is also a bit of flattening of the lower back when the legs straighten from the traditional sitting position.” So, leaning backward while raising the legs is the most beneficial position for the back. Here are three great ways to put your feet up.Lounge Chair and OttomanAppropriately named, the lounge chair encourages lounging! Paired with an ottoman, it allows users to put their feet up and easily adjust the ottoman forward or backward a bit to accommodate their height. The lounge chair and ottoman setup offers spatial flexibility that single pieces, such as recliners, cannot. The downside is that although most lounge chair backs have a reclining angle that is comfortable for most people, it’s typically stationary. Lounge chairs also tend to be on the larger side, and paired with an ottoman can command a lot of square footage.
Another iconic floor lamp is Model UF5/33NW, which adds an organic twist to spaces from midcentury modern to transitional.