#STOPTHECLOT Travel Tips

DO NOT LOSE TIME ON DAILY TRIVIALITIES. DO NOT DWELL ON PETTY DETAIL. FOR ALL OF THESE THINGS MELT AWAY AND DRIFT APART WITHIN THE OBSCURE TRAFFIC OF TIME. LIVE WELL AND LIVE BROADLY. YOU ARE ALIVE AND LIVING NOW. “NOW” IS THE ENVY OF ALL THE DEAD. ” — DON HERTZFELDT



Spring break travel is right around the corner as I’m sitting in my living room waiting for the gazillionith snow dumping to grace our great state of Minnesota. Please remind me why I live here again? In all seriousness, I thought it might be a good idea to bring up a few pointers especially with the recent passing of two special people who were taken too soon due to complications resulting from blood clots. I am referring to Janice Freeman former contestant from ‘The Voice,’ and actor Luke Perry who had a massive stroke and never recovered. Janice was only 33 years young and Luke was just 52.

For anyone traveling 4 or more hours by airplane, train or automobile, please make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Compression socks are also a great way to help keep the blood flowing if you are sitting for long periods of time. Just own it and make it your new hot for Spring 2019 fashion statement. Add some glitter or bling to jazz them up if you get the urge. Hmm. Maybe I’m on to something here. If you can move your legs or even get up and walk around that does make a huge difference. Trust me! I know all about it! Also make sure you aren’t wearing your tight fitting jeans. You want to make sure you are comfortable. I know some like to booze it up on the plane heading to those nice and warm destinations, however it might be in your best interest to wait for the cocktails until you get there. I realize it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, but water will help keep you hydrated and will make you get up and move around when you have to go to the restroom, so it’s a win win! Just know the risks and symptoms for blood clots, pulmonary embolisms and strokes. It could be a life or death situation. Remember March is National Blood Clot Awareness Month. Help #Stoptheclot

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