Often cross legged is actually very bad, long-term cross legged affects the blood circulation, so what kind of sitting posture is healthy and correct?
What are the hazards of crossing legs?
1. May cause varicose veins or thromboembolism in the leg
When talking about the harm of crossing two legs, professional doctors said in an interview with reporters that the padded knees are compressed when crossing two legs, which is easy to affect the blood circulation of lower limbs. If the two legs remain in a position for a long time, it is easy to be numb, and the blood circulation is blocked for a long time, which is likely to cause varicose veins or thrombosis in the legs.
"Especially those with diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, long time walking on their legs will aggravate the condition." Doctors also suggest that when you feel numbness or pain in your legs, you should immediately put them flat, and then rub or beat them repeatedly with your hands to relieve fatigue and restore smooth blood as soon as possible.
2. Affecting male reproductive health
"Forming the habit of crossing your legs will be very harmful to reproductive health." When you cross your legs, your legs are usually clamped too tightly, raising the temperature inside your thighs and around your genitals. For men, this high temperature will damage sperm, which may affect fertility for a long time.
To this end, experts suggest: it's best not to cross your legs for more than 10 minutes, and don't cross your legs too tightly. If you feel sweat seeping from your inner thighs, it's best to walk in a ventilated place for a while to dissipate heat as soon as possible. " In addition, it should be noted that when taking the bus, if you encounter sudden braking, the crossed legs will not be able to lay flat, which can easily lead to bone, joint and muscle damage and dislocation. "
3. Cause deformation of the spine, resulting in lower back pain
In addition to the above two disadvantages, the harm of crossing two legs can also cause spinal deformation. The normal spine of the human body should be's' shaped from the side, and it is easy to bend and hunch when crossing the legs. Over time, the spine will form a 'C' shape, which will cause uneven pressure distribution between the lumbar spine and thoracic spine. In the long run, it will also compress the spinal nerve and cause lower back pain.
4. Skeletal lesions or muscle strain
When crossing the legs, the pelvis and hip joints are easy to ache due to long-term compression, and bone lesions or muscle strain may occur over a long period of time. If you feel low back pain or back pain, you can stretch or expand your chest for two minutes, rotate your cervical spine left and right, or rest in a chair.
Since there are so many hazards of crossing legs, people who sit for a long time should keep the correct sitting posture and lift their legs as little as possible. If you can't change it for a while, don't cross your legs too long. Change a sitting position in a few minutes, or stand up and exercise your muscles and bones in an hour.
What diseases will cross your legs cause?
1. Lower back pain
For long-term sedentary working female friends, lower back pain may be the most common disease, and the direct cause of lower back pain is mostly caused by spinal deformation. The normal spine should be's' shaped from the side, and if the lumbar spine is too lordosis or retroflexion, the spinal nerves will be compressed and painful.
Many women suffering from back pain find that they have the habit of crossing their legs. Because it is easy to bend and hunch when sitting with two legs crossed, it will cause uneven pressure distribution between lumbar spine and thoracic spine. In the long run, it is bound to compress spinal nerves and cause lower back pain.
2. Muscle strain
When crossing the legs, the pelvis and hip joints are easy to ache due to long-term compression, and bone lesions or muscle strain may occur over time. If you feel backache, lean back on your chair and have a rest.
3. Varicose veins
Crossing the legs will also hinder the blood circulation of the legs, resulting in varicose veins in the legs. Varicose veins is a chronic disease caused by the long-term expansion of veins. It is most common in the legs. In severe cases, there are often poor venous reflux, blue tendon burst, ulcer, phlebitis, bleeding and other diseases.
How to avoid crossing your legs?
If you really need to sit because of your work, you should also choose the correct sitting posture. The correct sitting posture should be to choose a chair with a seat back, keep your ass close to the seat back, put a seat cushion behind your waist, at least let your lumbar spine have something to support, and always remind yourself not to overlap your legs. The most taboo sitting posture is to sit with your butt on the front edge of the chair and your spine leaning back. In fact, doing so will cause great damage to your spine.
After reading the above content, we must have a certain understanding of the harm of cross legging and the diseases caused by long-term cross legging. Therefore, we must maintain good habits and sitting posture in life. Only in this way can we have a healthy body.