Ever wonder why health experts recommend getting up and walking around on long plane trips or if you have a job which requires sitting for a long period of time?
It’s not just to help you fit in your daily fitness goals – it’s also done to prevent the onset of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that occurs when there’s a blood clot in a major vein. At best, this condition can be uncomfortable; at worst, it can be fatal if left untreated (for example, the clot occurs near the heart or breaks off and travels to the heart or lungs). Deep vein thrombosis is a surprisingly common condition, especially in people over the age of 50, and individuals who sit for long periods of time.