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Is it harmful to your leg circulation to sit with your legs crossed?
Not really a problem. Although crossing your legs may increase the pressure in the leg veins. One would have to already have these vein and/or bad valves in the leg veins already. It is doubtful crossing your legs would cause them in the first place.
There is no scientific evidence to support that. Probably a myth.
There is no evidence to prove that leg crossing leads to varicose veins. However, it is not unreasonable to think that long term or frequent leg crossing could theoretically hinder the venous return to increase the venous pressure.
Leg crossing has by myth been accused of causing all varieties of circulatory problems. Interestingly there has not been a scientific article confirming this ingrained and still propogated rumor.
Even more fascinating this strong and growing evidence that Leg Crossing favors circulation, especially the vein system! Many studies well designed have demonstrated that sitting with legs crossed reduces stagnation and pooling of blood.