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How the way you sit makes you sick

Careful. It might hurt

One evening, my dad sat on the floor and leaned on our green sofa on his shoulder. He was actually half sitting and half lying on the floor. He even crossed his leg while watching TV. As you can see, his back curved badly without any support.

Bored with the TV program, he curiously felt his heart beat on his wrist.

Thump! Thump! Thump!

Suddenly my dad realized some of his heart beat went longer…

Thuuuuummmmmmp....... Thuuuuummmmmmp.......

There was seven slower beats in a minute. So he uncrossed his leg while still leaning on the sofa. Again his heart beat slower a few times. But it was only three times in a minute now. He then sat upright immediately and took his heart beat.

Thump! Thump! Thump!

No slower beat! His heart beat smoothly all the way. So what caused the difference in his heart beat? How you unknowingly torture your own body with bad posture?

Your heart is crying if you sit improperly
Every time you sit with bad posture like my dad, your heart cries. Why? Because it must now work much harder to circulate blood all over your body.

Imagine drinking a glass of ice lemon tea with drinking straw. With straight straw, you have no problem quenching your thirst. Bend the straw slightly and you’ll definitely have harder time sucking water out. What if you bend the straw 90 degree? I bet you can’t get a single drop of it.

That’s how hard your heart has to work if you sit with bad posture. If you bend your back and neck, you’re also bending the tiny blood vessels network around those important areas. Since blood flow is partially obstructed, your heart must pump harder to force it through.

What happens if your heart is tired?
If you’re always giving a hard time to your precious heart, it will become tired easily. When your heart is tired, you’ll have poorer blood circulation of course. Eventually, it leads to all sorts of sicknesses including premature aging.

And to make matter worse, you’re crossing your leg too! When you put your right leg on top of your left leg, you’re actually pressing the blood vessels on both tights.

Foot is the organ furthest to your heart. Pumping blood to and from the foot takes extra effort since it has to counter gravity force. This is hard work on its own. So why would you increase your heart’s burden by crossing your leg?

Damaging your backbone with bad posture
By crossing your leg, you’re also twisting your backbone at your back (of course!). And by hunching, you’re making your back bone curve forward awkwardly.

All these postures create uneven pressure to your backbone discs. And it leads to premature wear and tear. With continuous torture to your backbone, you will eventually get backbone slip disc or bone spur.

Either one give you unbearable back pain, sleepless nights and colorless life. Surgery puts you in risk of half paralyze but doesn’t guarantee complete cure.

Your neck may have the same fate if you don’t sit straight and maintain its upright position. The blood vessels network in your neck is even more complex. Your brain requires lots of blood all the time. And some important blood vessels to the brain pass through holes in upper backbone.

Once again, prolong bad posture around the neck may cause bone spur or protrusion. When it totally presses against the main blood vessel, you’ll get stroke. Yes, bad posture may lead to stroke.

Compressing your organs with bad posture
Let say you have a nice bedroom with a bed, desk and cupboard. You also have a dining room and living room complete with your dream furniture arranged nicely.

Now imagine if your bedroom suddenly becomes triangle and shrinks to half. Your living room becomes round in shape and shrinks to half. And your dining room becomes pentagon in shape and shrinks to half. Then, your toilet and kitchen expand to twice its size.

What a mess!

Can you still sleep, dine and relax in your house? I guess not. You even have difficulty walking inside. And I’m sure you won’t let your house in a mess like that.

However, you definitely mess up your organ’s space inside your body with bad posture such as hunching. Your heart, lung, liver, kidney and stomach will be compressed. They will cry, work slower and deteriorate much sooner.

The main cause of all diseases
The top three main causes of all diseases are diabetes, constipation and bad posture. So remember to sit, stand and walk upright. Make sure your back and neck are always straight.

Drop the habit of crossing legs. It’s okay if you cross your leg once a while. However, crossing your leg whenever you sit is definitely bad.

Good posture makes you healthy and vibrant. Your body energy can flow smoothly and you will feel less tired.

Having a good posture is a habit. And habit can be cultivated if you’re fully determined. So make it a habit to have good posture yourself while continuously encouraging your family members too.


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CrazyLove :
Posted 3252 days ago
thank u for this article & i agreee with u. i hope many people read this & agree with u!
Sam :
Posted 3208 days ago
I agree!!!! I just notice that my backbone is curve now. I hope those who read this article can make a change, for own health!!
Albert :
Posted 3021 days ago
this is ridiculous.
sekany :
Posted 2944 days ago
thanks for all of these advices and i really thank to someone who post this topic. thanks so much and hope you do next time something new. thanks so much
sekany :
Posted 2944 days ago
can you help me one more thing cos i have problem with my leg i mean i got some red arteres appear on mine cos i used to sit accross the leg. so please help me
thanks in advance and please reply it by reply your comment on this page .
i look forward to see your answers.
James Pang :
Posted 2944 days ago
Hi Sekany, your condition seems to be caused by poor blood circulation. You can try to take Ganoderma herb to help improve blood circulation. It should gradually reduce the symptom.
Dr.Vibhu Aggrawal :
Posted 2917 days ago
Good comments as everybody is not aware about all these natural activities , basically not only heart is effected but the brain is tortured in all these ways and cardiac activities are regulated by the brain only,so as by getting emmidiate repurcussions by emotions..............
s.v.nathan :
Posted 2883 days ago
very nice and useful article
Vishwajeet :
Posted 2497 days ago
very nice article... Sir, can u please tell me ideal position of sitting ?
James Pang :
Posted 2497 days ago
Hi Vishwajeet, just sit upright without crossing your leg. Your back should be straight up. Do not hunch. You can also lean back to the back of the chair but make sure your butt is pushed to the back.
kumar :
Posted 2418 days ago
This is very good article. Normally i will cross my legs while sleeping. Will this cause any problem?
James Pang :
Posted 2418 days ago
Kumar, if you cross leg around your foot, it should be okay. If you cross at knee area, it is not recommended because the pressure is higher and some organs may be compressed.
kumar :
Posted 2415 days ago
James, Thanks for your suggestion. I normally cross at foot area.
manoj :
Posted 2395 days ago
This was a very useful article.
Dear sir, can u help me,,, I have pain in the knee joints when i sit down only with crossed legs. I dont know wats the reason, It doesnt pain when i sit in chair or sofa. Can u advise me....
James Pang :
Posted 2395 days ago
Manoj, you may have degenerative arthritis. When you cross your leg, the knee bone location changes until your bone wear up area causes pain. Anyway, you can have an X-ray on your knee to confirm this. For knee pain, you can use our Bonecare and Puriyen supplement for significant improvement within 3 months. Click on "Product" tab above for more info.
ebhan :
Posted 2190 days ago
i often try to sit straight but after some time i go in the same bending position...my frens advice me too sit straight but not how can u plz suggest me how can i sit straight forever
Arvind Paswan :
Posted 698 days ago
It's really a eye opener article for good health. I will definitely follow how seat rest of my life. I'll teach my family members too about it.
Thanks a lot.
With warm regards
Arvind Kumar Paswan
Wokha Nagaland, India.
Monjori Karmakar :
Posted 697 days ago
Very true. I am very regular in keeping my right posture but it's difficult to convince or develop the same habit in my family members but I think now this article will help them understand the importance of hvg.right posture.
Kalyani Sarkar :
Posted 693 days ago
Very Good .... Superb ...
Yusuf Jamal :
Posted 406 days ago
Very nice article..
It will be very use full to all..
Thanks a lot..

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