Several factors play a role in increasing the risk of blood clots. One of these factors is not getting enough exercise.
If you have a sedentary job, Helen Ryan Kouser, fitness expert and Olympic weightlifter, recommends some ways to prevent blood clots.
She explained, according to “Express”: “Maintaining good blood circulation throughout the day can help reduce the risk of clots forming as well.
Since most people spend most of their day in the office, it is important to do brisk exercises such as ankle rotations (twirls), pointing and flexing of the feet, raising the knee to the chest, rotating with the shoulders, and walking for 5 to 10 minutes every two hours that will help keep the cycle going bloody. And she added, and in a larger range of exercises, cardio exercises such as walking, cycling and rowing regularly three to four times a week can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and heart health, which reduces the risk of clot formation.
According to the NHS, other ways to prevent the risk of blood clots include: – Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
Wear flight socks to improve blood flow on long flights, eat healthy, and have less sodium, sugar and excess fat.