"One and Done" Thinking Boosts THIS Deadly Risk

If you exercise most days of the week, that’s FANTASTIC! I’ll be the first to congratulate you.

You’re doing FAR better than most folks, and you should be proud of yourself.

But if you’re a victim of what I call “one and done” (OAD) thinking, it could lead to unintended consequences despite your daily workout.

OAD thinking is VERY common. Lots of folks do something like swim some laps, take an invigorating walk, or finish a YouTube workout and then park their seat in a seat for the rest of the day.

They think that once they’ve done their exercise, they can relax, watch the boob tube, and do nothing.

If this sounds familiar, don’t feel TOO bad. You’re not alone. I’ve even known a few athletes who are OAD victims.

And regardless if you’re an average Joe like you and me or a bit of an athlete, being sedentary for most of the day could be sending your risk for THIS deadly condition SOARING.

Look, I love a good television show as much as the next guy. After all, they’ve REALLY elevated the art form since I was a youngster.

These days they sink as much into a television series as they did movies back in my day.

But that’s both a blessing and a curse. Because they keep us GLUED to our seats binge-watching.

And research reveals this sedentary habit can send your risk of a dangerous… or DEADLY… blood clot soaring by a disturbing 35 percent.

The study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology precisely pinpoints when “OAD” thinking turns dangerous.

Researchers found that watching more than four hours of television daily was associated with a 35 percent increase in blood clots (especially in the legs) compared to folks who only watched for 2.5 hours or less.

And active folks who regularly went to the gym or for a walk didn’t escape the risk despite the exercise. Even after researchers accounted for body mass index, age, and gender, the athletic types who spent hours in front of the TV ran the same risks as the rest of the couch potatoes.

But the solution couldn’t be simpler…

UNSEAT your SEAT. Get up and move at least every half an hour or so.

When you combine your workouts with getting up regularly and moving often, you can ERASE that risk.

You can do something like marching in place or stretches if you like. It doesn’t have to be anything specific. Simply walking to the bathroom or putting away a load of laundry will do the trick.

Ditch the “OAD” thinking and treat exercise as something you do ALL DAY LONG. And when you do, your blood clot risk will plummet.

P.S. Exercise is one of the BEST tools we have to keep the grim reaper from knocking at the door. But I often notice people try TOO hard. And I have the RESEARCH TO PROVE IT.


“Television viewing and venous thrombo-embolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Volume 29, Issue 7, May 2022, Pages e239–e242, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjpc/zwab220

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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