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Cycling 4,000 Miles for Hemophilia Awareness

Note: This story originally appeared on PRWeb. Barry Haarde is a participant in HFA’s annual Gears for Good ride from West Virginia to Washington, DC. Cyclist Barry Haarde is on a mission to raise awareness about hemophilia and encourage individuals to support needy hemophilic children through Save One Life, which supports more than 1,200 individuals with […]

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Keep Kids Active this Summer

School is out, so now what?  Summer is a great time to keep kids busy with physical activity because the weather allows for many outdoor activities.  The CDC recommends that kids get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  Children with bleeding disorders need to exercise too.  Physical activity helps to strengthen their muscles and keep […]

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5 Walking Strategies for Fitness Success

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month!  It is also a great time of year to get back into or start a fitness routine.  Walking is a great form of exercise for those with bleeding disorders. Nearly everyone can do it, with very little to no cost or special equipment.  The Arthritis Foundation agrees that […]

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You’re Never Too Old

Let’s face it, we are all getting older.  People with hemophilia who have access to factor replacement therapy now have a normal life expectancy and are having to deal with the issues of aging.  One of the most important things we can do for ourselves is to stay physically active.  For individuals with hemophilia or […]

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Spring Training: Time To Get Off The Couch

Spring is the time for new opportunities. Days are getting longer, trees are budding, and those cool breezes are finally turning warm. Spring is an opportunity to revitalize ourselves and get back into action after winter’s long hibernation. With more opportunities for exercise and outdoor activity, spring is a great time to get off the […]


Escaping Winter Weather? Take Your Workout with You!

Ready to ditch the ice and snow for warmer temperatures, a sandy beach and some sun?   While it is easy to sit back and relax on vacation, it is also very important to keep up your fitness routine.  Schedules relax while traveling and we tend to over indulge in things that may cause us to […]


Living Fit With von Willebrand Disease

One of the most common bleeding disorders in women is von Willebrand Disease (vWD), which occurs in about 1% of the US population. Heavy bleeding is one of the most common problems women report to their doctors. It affects more than 10 million American women each year. This means that about one out of every […]


Staying Fit Together

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services shares some tips on how to stay active when the winter weather makes it unsafe to be outdoors. Take a look! HHS HealthBeat (January 29, 2013) Staying fit together When the weather outside is frightful, being active ain’t so delightful. It just takes motivation. Stay active with a […]


Determined to Become a “Runner”

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.  Having a strong healthy body can be a reduction in the number of bleeding episodes an individual might experience.  Many in the bleeding disorders community are championing the […]

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My Journey: Determined to Heal

For women carrying the hemophilia gene, getting a proper diagnosis is not easy. By definition, if a woman has clotting factor levels less than 50%, she has mild hemophilia. Many women report that medical professionals are still under the assumption that a bleeding disorder can only affect males. It is these challenges that can make […]

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