admin | December 6, 2015 | Health |
How many times have you heard that sitting cross-legged is not healthy?
You’re probably familiar with this saying, mostly from our grandmothers and mothers. They constantly warn you not to sit cross-legged or in lotus position, because it is not healthy and can cause varicose veins and high blood pressure, and it can damage many nerves. We decided to find out if this is indeed true, as this is one of the most favorite poses and the most comfortable one.
According to many recent studies, it has been shown that sitting in this position, however, does not harm! Now you can be relieved, and everyone saying that this is not true are wrong.
Experts who have just concentrated on this myth, came to the conclusion that crossing your legs during sitting has no harmful effects on the blood pressure and the nerves. However you should not exaggerate in sitting in this position, especially if the appearance of varicose veins is matter of genetics.
It is important to change the position of the legs from time to time and not let them get numb. However, the blood pressure can increase a little bit when you sit for a while with your legs crossed, but it quickly returns to normal as soon as you start walking. Therefore this sitting habit has no harmful health significance.
What can lead to a nerve damage is sitting a lot, in any position. Our advice to you is that if you have been sitting for a long time,periodically walk around the room or go out to the store or take a walk. This will stimulate your circulation, and you will certainly feel much better.