Monday, February 6, 2012
In Taiwan, a young man sat dead and unnoticed for 9 hours amongst other gamers in a gaming cafe.
The young man's cause of death was heart attack brought on by blood clots. Blood clots, you say? How is that? Any prolonged periods of not moving one's limbs can lead to clotting. Folks who fly on airplanes, take long road trips, have just had surgery and are incapacitated, and those who sit and watch TV and play video games too long are susceptible. As are workers who are bound to their desks for 8 hours a day.
This young man's fate is not all that rare, either. Other incidents include a South Korean dying following a 50-hour gaming session, a Chinese man perishing after a three-day gaming binge, and yet another Chinese gamer who perished after playing games for fifteen straight days.
How to avoid clots?
Get up once every hour and move around.
Occasionally pump your ankles.
Eat less salt.
Do not cross your legs.
Occasionally lay down and put your feet up above your heart in height from the ground.
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