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Leg Shaking: More Than Just a Habit – Science Behind Its Health Benefits

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Joint damage is the most common side effect of leg exercises. Even ascending and descending stairs gradually wear down the joints.

However, there is one leg exercise that, despite its addictive nature and long-term usage, has only one drawback. The problem is that the one drawback is significant.

An online community called FM Korea recently shared a post praising this exercise. Let’s try to identify the exercise based on the listed benefits.

First, the advantages:

  1. Blood Circulation: It helps prevent varicose veins and reduces swelling.
  2. Muscle Relaxation: The vibration affects the legs and travels to the buttocks and waist, relieving tension.
  3. Aids in Weight Loss: It burns approximately 300 calories more per day than sitting still, making it effective for weight loss.
  4. Enhances Concentration: A study in the United States involving elementary school students using foot swing desks and pedal chairs to encourage foot movement showed improved classroom behavior and concentration. Foot movement is said to aid concentration by reducing tension.
  5. Serotonin Secretion: Serotonin is directly related to emotional stability. If serotonin levels decrease, people may become more sensitive than usual. This exercise can stimulate serotonin production, which can help with nerve stability and better sleep.

The disadvantage:

Luck can leave through your leg.

At this point, you might have guessed the answer.

The name of this exercise is “shaking your legs.” The exercise is appealing even without the enumerated benefits. With no risk of injury, anyone, from preschoolers to the elderly, can easily do it anywhere, any time.

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