Crossing your at the knee is a very common pose people adopt when sitting down; many of us do it automatically. This position is elegant and sexy, and often associated with being ’’feminine’’ and ’’ladylike.’’ We’ve gotten used to crossing our legs without thinking, but not too many of us know that it can have some serious consequences for our health and bodies. Bright Side decided to share some valuable information about this posture with you, so that you’ll be well informed and know how to prevent circulation problems with one simple move.
Although this woman for many people probably looks attractive thanks to the way she’s sitting here, this is what can happen to your body if you spend too much time with one knee crossed over the other:
- Maintaining a particular posture for hours can lead to a condition called peroneal nerve paralysis or palsy. This can also happen if you sit in the same position for prolonged periods of time. It turns out that the position that is most likely to cause the peroneal nerve palsy is the cross-legged position.
- In 2010, various studies proved that when you sit for a long time with your legs crossed, the blood pressure in your body increases. Even if you don’t have any problems with your blood pressure, avoiding sitting in this position can help you live a healthier life and prevent further circulatory disorders.