Suprun said, is it harmful to sit in the posture “foot to foot”

Супрун рассказала, вредно ли сидеть в позе "нога на ногу"

Suprun explained, is it harmful to sit in the posture “foot to foot”

There are several studies that indicate that the crossing of legs while sitting has a certain impact on health, said acting head of the Ministry.

The acting head of the Ministry of health Suprun hypertensive patients are advised not to sit with crossed legs because it contributes to high blood pressure. On Thursday, December 7, she wrote on his page on the social network Facebook.

According to her, there are several studies that indicate that the crossing of legs while sitting has a particular effect on health.

“In particular, can 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. Crossover above knee legs can give temporary, and of minor pressure increase and the result after the measurement will not be indicative of a medical evaluation of health status. When you return the legs in the free position, the pressure returns to its previous state”, – stated in the message.

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As claimed by the acting Minister of health, for people with normal blood pressure sitting with crossed legs will have serious consequences, but if pressure problems exist, it is best to avoid prolonged sitting in this position.

“Varicose veins due to the seat “legs” 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 disease,” – says Suprun.

According to her, prolonged sitting with crossed legs can also negatively affect posture.

“In one of the studies found that sitting in this position for more than 3 hours a day can cause excessive body bending forward and rounding the shoulders.
This position causes muscles to compensate for the shortcomings of posture, causing you may experience discomfort, tension and pain in your back or joints,” reads the post.

The head of the Ministry of health concludes that if you cross your legs from time to time, harm to the body will not. But man it will feel, if will be in this position to sit often and long, to lead a sedentary lifestyle and is going to continue at the same pace.

“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 for at least 5 minutes”,- said Suprun.

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