Strong Bodies Bleed Less!
Blood Sisters who regularly participate in physical activities have stronger bodies and, as a result, may have fewer complications relating to their bleeding disorder. FitFactor is a tool for Blood Sisters to gain knowledge about nutrition, wellness, and how to adapt physical activities for every level of mobility.
Starting a regular exercise program is key to staying healthy and protecting your joints. Exercise can also helps strengthen muscles and joints and may reduce bleeding. Physical activity can also reduce stress, depression and anxiety and can delay or even prevent many chronic conditions and illnesses including: diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Learn more about physical activity.
In order to have the energy to exercise and support an active lifestyle, you have to eat healthy. The food we put into our bodies affects how we look, feel and think. For individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, eating healthy and maintaining a proper weight is especially important because it helps to protect their joints. It is key to eat meals that include a healthy balance of fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy. Click to learn more about nutrition.
It is especially important to eat healthy if you have a bleeding disorder. Healthy nutrients help to build strong muscles & bones. Healthy bodies bleed less! Browse the FitFactor recipe collection and cook up something healthy for you and the ones you love.
The USDA’s MyPlate, serves as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. Find a food tracker, meal plans, recipes and other tools on the MyPlate site.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
For those that are trying to make healthy choices with limited resources, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled Healthy Eating on a Budget – This resource will help you learn ways to plan, purchase, and prepare healthy meals. It includes a special series called, Save More at the Grocery Store which emphasizes simple-to-use tips to help consumers make decisions as they walk down a supermarket aisle.