Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
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. Of equal importance […]
The holidays are upon us, and staying healthy during this season can be challenging. While this is true for the general population, it is especially important for individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. We understand the importance that activity and a healthy diet play in maintaining an ideal weight and decreasing the number of bleeding episodes […]
It is important for individuals with a bleeding disorder to find a form of physical activity that they enjoy. When muscles are used during exercise it helps to keep them flexible and strong. Physical activity also helps individuals to maintain a healthy weight, which keeps less stress off the joints, and has even proven to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear Addy, My company is having a New Year’s Resolution exercise drive in 2015. I want to participate like everyone else, but with my hemophilia I have limitations and joining a gym is expensive. What can I do to get involved and exercise like everyone else? Signed, Ben, Adult Male with Hemophilia B ________________________________________________ […]
Running and walking are generally considered safe activities for individuals with a bleeding disorder. They are frequently recommended because they don’t take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, but can make a big difference in how you feel and in your overall health. The following article from Reuters discusses how walking is the natural movement of […]
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 […]
While there is no “special” diet per say for people with bleeding disorders, it is especially important for those affected to pay attention to what they eat. Not only is a diet rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables helpful in maintaining a proper weight, it also provides natural sources of many vitamins, minerals and […]
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