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Being Active Throughout the Day is More Important Than Meeting Exercise Guidelines

“Regular exercise is important for many health reasons, but it’s not enough in itself. We also need to remain active throughout the rest of the day.” A study has shown that even if people meet exercise guidelines at the gym, they were still at risk of developing blood clots if they lead a generally sedentary lifestyle. Sitting for prolonged periods of time–where the legs are immobile for hours at a time–can cause the blood to clot, leading to venous thromboembolism (VTE). Read on here to learn more about VTE and why you need to reduce prolonged sitting.

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