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The ever-shrinking space-per-person on modern airplanes can make air travel an uncomfortable ordeal. Longer, international flights may not only be uncomfortable for some passengers but also potentially life-threatening; when you’re stationary for a long period of time, you can develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT). When this happens, blood clots in your legs and other deep veins may break free and…

Legroom: A Critically Important Factor When Traveling

Some say it’s not the destination; it’s the journey that matters. However, for air travelers, that’s rarely the case these days, particularly when you take into consideration the fact that we seem to be living in an era of The Incredible Shrinking Legroom. These days, many view air travel as a necessary evil; they just want to get to their destination as soon as possible.

Sitting for long periods of time while traveling, whether by airplane, train or car, can increase a traveler’s risk for developing a blood clot.  Research shows that this low-activity situation and the environmental conditions of a plane increase a person’s risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is the formation of blood clots in your veins, usually in the legs…

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