According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a long-distance flight is a nonstop flight lasting 6 or more hours, and more than 300 million travel long-distance every year. And unless you’re fortunate enough to fly first or business class, your seat is guaranteed to be pretty cramped. As Popular Science writes, “Sitting in a cramped seat for hours isn’t just unpleasant — it can lead to deep vein thrombosis, when blood clots form in the legs because of poor blood flow.” They write that the longer you don’t move, the greater the risk for blood clots, because blood…
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