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Fact or Fiction? Five Common Leg Elevation Myths Debunked

There’s a lot of information out there concerning leg elevation — but not all of it is strictly true. It can be tough to separate fact from fiction when it comes to any health matter, so we’ve laid out five common claims about leg elevation and whether they’re true or false. You should elevate your legs after a run to remove lactic acid. FALSE. Many workout fanatics swear by elevating their legs after a long run or hard weightlifting session, claiming that it helps drain the lactic acids from their legs and prevents it from building up and leading to more soreness. Your body does produce lactic acid whenever you engage in strenuous exercise, but it quickly turns into lactate. This...

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