Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Heart-friendly travel guidelines

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come out with the latest edition of Yellow Book, the biennial travelers' health guidebook. In it, they call attention to an important health issue to travelers -- blood clots that result from long-haul flights, known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT.) How do you avoid DVT? The best way is by following those exercises that they have in the in-flight magazine or on the TV monitors. Also: Drink lots of water and get up to stretch every now and then.

Their other travelling tips are pretty basic -- including wearing a seat belt on foreign roads. To find out more, check out the full article.

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