The crossed leg 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 ladylike and feminine. We have got used to sitting crossed leg even without actually thinking what we are doing. Many of us don’t know about it but sitting in this position can cause serious health problems.
So we have decided to give you some important information about sitting in this position and its consequences. We probably have no idea what can happen to our body when we spend too much time with one knee crossed over the other!
Various studies have been done and it proves that when you sit for a long time with your legs crossed the blood pressure in your body increases. Even though you are not having any issues with the blood pressure of your body still living a healthy and better life won’t harm in any way.
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.
The reason being a larger quantity of blood that gets pumped from your heart. When you sit crossed leg, blood is sent from the knee to the chest eventually increasing your blood pressure.