Best of You, Journey to Healthier Joints: Meet Orlando

Meet Orlando Vives | Team Asociación Puertorriqueña de Hemofilia

My name is Orlando Vives and I am a member of the Asociación Puertorriqueña de Hemofilia. When starting out the challenge I honestly thought I would need to step up how much exercise I did in a day, but I was rather surprised to find the amount I did on a regular day was far more than I imagined it would be. My usual day consisted of walking from my apartment to my university campus and back a couple times a day, which I didn’t think would amount too many steps, but turns out it was on average two or three miles of total steps. It got me thinking of all I got done without even noticing so it motivated me to occasionally talk a 20-minute walk or so simply to get in slightly more exercise, and to take longer walks during the weekend in order to match what I did during the weekdays. 
I thankfully didn’t suffer any bleeding during the challenge, despite the increase of time spent walking and making me realize how suited to walking my body had become. Realizing this now I noticed that I should work on my upper body more to be a healthier person.
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.