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Question #91980 posted on 01/28/2019 7:52 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it true that sitting with one leg crossed over the other can make scoliosis worse? What about other ways of sitting?




Dear pirate,

If you happen to be a pirate with a peg leg, you can always remove your leg. 

In all seriousness, according to this women's health magazine article crossing your legs isn't bad for your posture, but slouching is. Quite often when people cross their legs they aren't sitting up straight, and not sitting up straight can cause some issues. If you'd like to learn more about posture, this article includes a list of OSHA guidelines for recommended posture. Hope this helps!



P.S. If you aren't a pirate with a peg leg, please do not remove your leg. We would also like to remind you that we here at the 100 Hour Board are not doctors and our answers are intended as medical advice or opinions