“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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