Sitting for a long time without getting up and walking around can cause blood to pool in the veins, which can lead to blood clots. An individual can lower his or her risk of getting a blood clot by getting up and moving at least once an hour. Movement, including stretching, walking or any type of exercise, improves circulation and lowers the risk for clotting.
Invite the community to raise awareness about the risk factors, signs and symptoms and to seek immediate medical attention if needed. Let’s work together and move against thrombosis!
Learn more about our campaign theme “Move Against Thrombosis” here.