Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, May 5, 2014

**Sedentary Life and Avoiding Blod Clots: From Everyday Health

http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/long-flight-bed-rest-easy-exercises-prevent-blood-clots/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20140504
I have always been worried about blood clots.  I have coworkers who have developed them from excessive sitting, and no one sits more than me during the day.  I have the eight hours at work, but then I add at least four hours daily in the train.  I really needed this article.
This article provides some exercises to help in the prevention of blood clots.  I particularly appreciate ideas of exercises while at your desk, and I will be incorporating some of them into my routine.  This will be along with some exercises I do to keep the circulation in my arms.  Foot pumps, ankle circles, shoulder rolls and leg raises seem pretty easy.  However, it is important to walk as frequently as possible.

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