I would advise standing and taking a short walk every hour to two. When you are sitting, just contract and relax your calf muscles as this will prevent venous pooling. You can wear compression socks designed to prevent blood clots but this is probably overkill. These stockings will not increase heart rate.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.