Sitting for just 90 minutes can raise the risk of developing thrombosis.
It is affecting young, fit and healthy people, and some, like Louis, are losing their lives, from essentially doing nothing wrong! It only takes a quick internet search to find youngsters in their early teens suffering! Why?
Although a number of contributing factors can increase your risk, it is absolutely vital you understand that you can develop DVT from just sitting. It is serious! This is not something that only affects people on long haul flights as I, and many others, had thought, and our campaign is here to change that view. So, be mindful of how long you are sitting, whatever you are doing; binge watching tv series, working, playing games for hours on end etc. You need to move around and keep your blood flowing and standing and walking around is the body’s natural way of maintaining that flow. No one is making anyone wrong for sitting, we are simply suggesting you stop and think – be mindful, and most importantly, know the symptoms of DVT.
What can you do? Take breaks from the computer and walk around. Set a timer to remind you to stand up. Maybe use a high desk you can stand at.