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The 5-Minute Pilates Workout You Need To Try If You Sit All Day

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The 5-Minute Pilates Workout You Need To Try If You Sit All Day

You probably know by now that sitting too much is bad for your health. Studies have linked a sedentary lifestyle to greater risk for health issues from diabetes to dementia, so moving regularly throughout the day (even at work) is crucial. But office jobs and travel make it difficult for most of us to do this as often as we should.

That's where this workout comes in handy.

I designed this quick, four-move routine to make you feel better in just minutes. Through a combination of stretching and strength work, these exercises will target your core, lower back, hips, and legs to reset your body after a long day of sitting. Try to perform each exercise for one minute, flowing from one to the next. If you need, you can rest for 20-30 seconds between each move.

© CHELSEA STREIFENEDER

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