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Video: Taking Control of Your Health

Many individuals with bleeding disorders are finding better health by being physically active.  Matthew Stinger is one such individual.  Matthew, who has hemophilia, has benefited from swimming & biking and one way he gives back to others within the bleeding disorders community is by participating in HFA’s annual Gears for Good bike ride. Learn about Matthew […]

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How a Liver Transplant Changed My Life

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to have a proper diet. What you put into your body affects how you look and feel. Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for individuals with a bleeding disorder. Being at a healthy weight can reduce the number of bleeding episodes you experience, […]

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The Benefits of Martial Arts

When considering a physical activity for themselves or their family members with a bleeding disorder, many people overlook the possibility of martial arts. Martial arts can be defined as any of the traditional forms of Oriental self-defense or combat that utilize physical skill and coordination without weapons, such as karate, aikido, judo, or Kung Fu, […]

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A Therapeutic Revolution is Underway

By Ogden M. Forbes, Ed.D. and Jane Forbes, R.N. Swimming is fun! No doubt about it.  Did you know that because water provides relief from impact on our joints while still providing resistance to our muscles it is a great place for people who have hemophilia to build stronger bodies?  It’s true and for many […]

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Healthier Bodies Bleed Less

It is important for individuals with bleeding disorders to participate in some form of physical activity.  Being physically active helps to strengthen one’s muscles, bones and joints.  One of the many benefits of having a strong healthy body can be a reduction in the number of bleeding episodes an individual might experience.  Many in the […]

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Community Voices: Taking Control of Your Health

 “The only thing standing between you and your goals are the excuses you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve them.” – Unknown Maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically fit, and managing stress are important for everyone, especially those living with a bleeding disorder. A regular, safe exercise program protects the joints, and […]

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Taking Care of Me

Denial is a funny thing. There were several signs that indicated I needed to take some action about changing my habits and improving my overall health.  I chose to ignore most of those signs, giving myself excuse after excuse: I just don’t have time to exercise; there was a vegetable on my plate at dinner, […]

Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Breaking the vicious cycle: investing prophylactic factor use in functional body mass written by:  Ian Muir   Age: 27       Severe Hemophilia A Note: I have been fortunate to have had access to prophylaxis since I was 5 and extremely supportive parents. I have no doubt that these are the two largest contributing factors to my healthy […]

Be Active – Interview with Paul Brayshaw

This interview was recorded while Paul was participating in the first annual Gears for Good Bike Ride. He talks about the support and encouragement he received from his parents, and how he will lead by example when sharing life lessons with his newborn son.  

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Terry Lamb is a Lion of Exercise

Having hemophilia doesn’t mean you or your child must live a sedentary life or be cut off from good opportunities for becoming fit. Just ask Terry Lamb of Virginia. This 59-year-old supporter of the FitFactor program lifts weights 6 days a week and swims on his day off. Back when Terry was born, there was […]

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