3. Stopping them from forming
You can stop blood clots from forming before they do. The first step to it if you are a potential risk for deep vein thrombosis is to stay active – exercise regularly, though in moderation: Blood clots form when the blood thickens and forms a clot – think of it like a cork in a champagne bottle; when the cork pops, the clot (i.e. the cork) can make its way through your body and end up in your lungs, heart or brain – and all of those are likely to be fatal.
Never stagnate. Frequent travelers, who are more often than not stuck with their legs in the same position for several hours at a time are at an especially high risk for developing blood clots in their legs; the same is true for anyone who sits still for too long, whether you’re a writer, gamer or office worker. Always remember to stretch.