Make 2024 Happier And Healthier By Staying Active
Each year, many people make resolutions to get fit and by February, might need some helpful tips to inspire us to stay the course on our journey to better health. Being physically active is particularly important for individuals with bleeding disorders because in addition to helping maintain a healthy weight, exercise helps:
- Reduce the risk of bleeds by strengthening joints and muscles
- Decrease the risk of developing other chronic health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
- Lower the risk of becoming depressed due to a chronic health condition
- Improve balance, coordination, overall physical fitness, and self-esteem
- Improve sleep quality
What Is the Right Fitness Routine for You?
To establish an exercise routine that works best for you, it is important to speak with your Hemophilia Treatment Center’s physical therapist. They will help you find the type of exercise and frequency that is best suited for you.
Many tips on how to get started are included in the How to Exercise section of HoG’s Hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease & Platelet Disorders Handbook.
As always, follow the advice of your doctor and physical therapist regarding any exercise program.