VIDEO: Why long flights can be bad for your health if you sit the whole time

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Flying can be one of the easiest and most convenient ways to travel. However, super long flights can affect your health if you aren’t careful.

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Sitting for a long period of time can cause deep vein thrombosis, blood clots that form when the blood is stagnant.

This can happen when you’re enjoying the clouds from the sky, because you aren’t moving much. That’s why it’s important to get up, and stretch your limbs to keep the blood flowing.  

Want to learn more? Take a look at the Business Insider video below.  

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