There are some bad habits that many people do without realizing the negative effects on their general health for a long time, and one of these harmful habits is putting your feet up while sitting.
As reported by The Sun, a recent study has revealed the extent of the damage caused by this sitting posture and its negative impact on bones.
Dr. Brendan Talbot, a Canadian orthopedist, cautions against putting one leg over the other while sitting because it can put pressure on a large drainage area in the lower extremities, explaining that all blood from the lower extremities drains into the femoral vein. , which travels under the “thigh region” “inguinal ligament”.
Negative effects of crossed legs while sitting include blood circulation problems, which ultimately contribute to venous diseases, including varicose veins.
Varicose veins occur when the tiny valves inside the veins of the legs don’t work properly, causing blood to pool in the veins, causing them to swell and cause pain.
This sitting position leads to increased pressure on the veins, which makes the skin purple, dry and scaly, and if left untreated, can lead to complications such as bleeding or chronic venous insufficiency and skin ulcers.
The expert also explained that varicose veins are another reason why people can’t put one leg over the other, noting that this process disrupts blood flow to the heart.
Brendan cautioned against crossing a leg and advised regular exercise to keep nerves healthy.
Try to alternate sitting positions throughout the day and avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, he advises.
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