Science Reveals Why You Should Stop Crossing Your Legs

Feb 16, 2016 at 5:48 pm |
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I'm changing my ways today!

Since I could remember, my mother and other female adults told me to sit “ladylike,” which means with your legs crossed to prevent anyone looking at your crotch. While it wasn’t initially comfortable, draping one leg over the other knee becomes a unconscious movement most women seem to do. Now science is declaring that sitting with your legs crossed may be bad for you health in the long run.

woman with legs crossed

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Will you change the way you sit now?

So what's so bad about it?
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