What Happened to Heavy D, David Bloom, Serena Williams and Cathleen Renner Can Happen to You
by Mark and Kathy Brown
Yearly, over 2 million Americans get deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which are blood clots usually in the deep veins of the thighs or calves like Heavy D, David Bloom, Serena and Cathleen. And just like Heavy D, David and Cathleen 300,000 of them die from this very preventable disease. During DVT Awareness Month, Sitacise is on a mission to educate students, teachers, call center workers, truck drivers, bus drivers and others that idly sit on how to prevent DVT and Pulmonary Embolism (PE).
A pulmonary embolism happens when the blood clot breaks off and flows through the vein, up to the heart and into the lungs and lodges there and blocks the blood flow and can cause sudden injury or sudden death.
Serena was lucky and hers was caught in time but Heavy D, David Bloom and Cathleen were not as fortunate and they were killed by DVT/PE. Cathleen was working at her desk when the clot formed according to her doctors. But how did the clot form and what can we do to prevent them from forming?
Unlike arteries, which rely on the heart to force blood through them, the veins transport blood with the help of muscle contractions while we move and walk. Veins also have valves that keep blood from flowing backward and pooling in your arms and legs.
When we are inactive for an extended period our venous circulation slows down; as a result clotting factors in the blood cause the slow moving blood to clump together forming a blood clot or thrombus. This is how Cathleen got DVT from idle sitting.
Sitacise has developed a series of movements and exercises that can be done while we’re sitting that will contract the muscles to help transport the blood through our veins. This will prevent idle sitting that causes DVT and PE.
Sitacise has also been found to help reduce the other risks associated with idle sitting such as diabetes, obesity, cancers, heart disease and some back and leg problems. Sitacise offers a large range of products at www.sitacise.com, such as the 30 second movement/exercise chart book that has been called the manual for all who have to sit.
Sitacise also has available at www.sitacise.com The Sit & Get Fit DVDs that show more movements to help prevent and treat DVT and the other diseases. Sitacise is the global leader for in-the-chair, couch, seat, office or cubicle movement/exercise/fitness and health solutions. All products can be downloaded to your PC, Mac, iPod, iPad, Kindle or other device for immediate use.
Mark and Kathy are master level and certified trainers that have trained with Olympic Gold medallists, pro-ball players, body-builders and boxers. They have written books and developed and created fitness programs and DVDs.
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