Best of You, Journey to Healthier Joints: Meet Eduardo

Meet Eduardo Rodriguez | Team Asociación Puertorriqueña de Hemofilia

I’m the public relations coordinator for Asociación Puertorriqueña de Hemofilia and part of the APH team for HFA’s Journey to Healthier joints challenge.
As a von Willebrand patient I have never had any serious issues besides one of my knees. For that reason and also my concern about my overall health and weight, I joined the challenge. At first, I was scared about the 6,000 steps goal but it was easier than I thought. I just had to become conscious about being active. Small changes helped me to achieve the daily goal. For example, choosing the stairs instead of the elevator and choosing walking instead of using the car where options that helped me and my health. Besides that, the educational modules by HFA were really useful. I really believe this will stay with me forever.
HFA’s Best of You: Your Journey to Healthier Joints is a member organization-led health challenge to understand and improve joint health in adult men. Watch our social media channels and HFA News on our website for updates. 
Your Journey to Healthier Joints Activity Challenge is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU27 DD001151-05, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.