What Your Body Language Says About Your Health

Body language sends powerful messages about what you’re thinking and feeling – but that’s not all. Nonverbal cues could also provide insight about your health. The expression on your face, the way you sit, stand or walk all could be valuable clues. Learn about the hidden signals your body is sending you and what they mean for your health.

Sitting Cross-Legged

While comfortable for many people, sitting cross-legged isn’t the healthiest way to sit. The position causes compression of the nerves and veins – and may increase risk of blood clots after a prolonged period of time. Instead of sitting cross-legged, loosely cross your feet at your ankles and be sure to wiggle your toes around and switch positions every 2 hours.

\r\nAdditionally, crossed legs can give doctors inaccurate blood pressure readings. To ensure accuracy and avoid unnecessary prescriptions, place both your feet on the floor during your blood-pressure reading.

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