Is it harmful to sit toe to toe”: the response of physicians

Чи шкідливо "сидіти нога на ногу": відповідь медиків

Is it harmful to sit “foot to foot”

Or is it actually impossible to sit “foot to foot” as the crossing of the feet affects the health says Suprun.

The head of the Ministry of health Suprun continues to share useful information about madrepora and health at your profile on the social network Facebook. This time the medic drew attention to the popular habit to sit with crossed legs.

“There are several studies that indicate that the crossing of legs while sitting has a particular effect on health. In particular, it may cause a slight increase in pressure. If you ever measured the pressure of the medical professional, he could be asked to leave the legs in the free position on the floor,” she stated.

The fact that the crossed above the knee of the feet can affect a slight lifting pressure. Therefore, for those who have no problems with pressure, this seat is unlikely to have any serious consequences. Otherwise – it is better to abandon this habit. As for the crossing of the legs in legs, no effect on the pressure it has.

Чи шкідливо "сидіти нога на ногу": відповідь медиків

Is it harmful to sit “foot to foot”

“Regarding the varicose veins through the seat “legs”, that is a myth. More precisely, when talking about this disease, it is necessary to consider prolonged sitting or standing in one position in General, not just with his legs crossed. In this case, it really increases the risk of developing. And yet cannot be the sole reason for the appearance of varicose veins”, – said Suprun.

However, prolonged sitting in such position may worsen your posture. One of the studies confirmed that sitting with crossed legs for more than 3 hours a day can lead to excessive forward tilt of the body, as well as rounding of the shoulders. The reason is that the muscles begin kompleksovat the shortcomings of the posture, causing pain and tension in the joints and back.

Чи шкідливо "сидіти нога на ногу": відповідь медиків

Is it harmful to sit “foot to foot”

Therefore, if from time to time to sit with her legs crossed, the harm will not be. But generally it is better long time to sit and abandon a sedentary lifestyle, because it affects not the body.

“Prolonged sitting is a bad habit, no matter in what position to sit. Stay active, and if a long time sitting — get up every half hour, at least 5 minutes”, – summed the Minister.

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