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A recent New Zealand study revealed workers who spend hours sitting at their desk--especially those using a computer--have an increased risk of developing blood clots in their legs.
These clots--Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT)--can migrate to your lungs, shut off circulation, starve lung and heart tissue of oxygen and, if you don't get clot-dissolving drugs in time, kill you, according to the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.
One incidence of DVT ups your risk for more and more deadly clots, says Cleveland Clinic physician Franklin Michota, a nationally recognized expert on DVT.
That means, when it comes to DVT, prevention trumps cure. To prevent DVT: …