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Best of You, Journey to Healthier Joints: Meet Tim

November 26, 2019

Meet Tim Wicks | Team Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan I am the Director of Camp Bold Eagle and the Youth Services Manager at the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan. I also have severe hemophilia A and am on the HFM team for HFA’s Journey to Healthier Joints challenge. I was doing really well with getting my […]

FitFactor: The Benefits of Hitting the Weight Room

October 31, 2016

Weight training plays an important role in keeping your body fit and healthy. It鈥檚 a great way for people with bleeding disorders to strengthen muscles and joints and by doing so, reduce the frequency and severity of bleeds. We spoke with Michael Zolotnitsky, Doctor of Physical Therapy, about the benefits of weight training and his […]

Dear Addy: Joint Health

October 31, 2016

  Dear Addy, I鈥檓 27 years old with severe hemophilia B. I鈥檓 caring for myself and my joints, including infusing to prevent bleeds as much as possible. As you know, with time, joints just can鈥檛 move as freely. Is there anything I can do? Do you recommend any exercises that can improve movement? Signed, Achy […]

Take a Hike! Safety Tips for the Trail

July 1, 2016

It is important for individuals with bleeding disorders to participate in some form of physical activity.聽 Being physically active helps to strengthen one鈥檚 muscles, bones and joints.聽 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 […]

FitFactor: Deciphering Food Labels

June 25, 2015

[glossary_exclude] Maintaining a proper weight and good health is so important for people with bleeding disorders聽for some very good reasons: Better overall health Helps prevent and control disease Reduces stress and impact on joints Less factor is needed for individuals who are at an ideal weight Good eating habits play a big part in the […]

5 Walking Strategies for Fitness Success

May 14, 2015

By Mary Anne Dunkin If you鈥檙e thinking about starting a walking program, our fitness tips and walking strategies will help you make the most of it. For people of any age with arthritis, walking is especially good medicine. It strengthens muscles, which helps shift pressure from joints and reduce pain. And a regular walking routine […]


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