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  • For those with a bleeding disorder, have you gotten a flu shot this season? | HemAware
    Charge Pain Management Parenting Family Parenting Family Hemaware Jr Women Women s Bleeding Disorders Carriers Watchdog Insurance Blood Safety Advocacy Community HemAware Blogs HemAware Videos HemAware Photos Chapters in Action Global Spotlight Community Voices En Español Need info Ask NHF Contact HANDI NHF s resource center for additional information on bleeding disorders Home Glossary Site Map Donate Advertise Privacy Policy Subscribe Contact Us Life Stages Infants Children Teens Young Adults

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/poll/those-bleeding-disorder-have-you-gotten-flu-shot-season (2016-02-18)
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  • Do you log after every infusion? | HemAware
    Hemaware Jr Women Women s Bleeding Disorders Carriers Watchdog Insurance Blood Safety Advocacy Community HemAware Blogs HemAware Videos HemAware Photos Chapters in Action Global Spotlight Community Voices En Español Need info Ask NHF Contact HANDI NHF s resource center for additional information on bleeding disorders Home Glossary Site Map Donate Advertise Privacy Policy Subscribe Contact Us Life Stages Infants Children Teens Young Adults Adults Aging Research Treatment Hemophilia A B

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/poll/do-you-log-after-every-infusion (2016-02-18)
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  • High-tech Workout Devices
    steps you take in a day but also the number of stairs you climb It measures the calories you burn and if you wear it to bed its built in accelerometer tracks how much you toss and turn during the night versus how long you lie still a sign of quality sleep Then it automatically uploads that information to your online account on your computer creating a graph of your sleep patterns Through your online account you can also enter the food you ve eaten and exercise type like working out on a stationary bike and duration Fitbit takes the data and converts it into colorful easy to read charts that you can use to track progress and set goals I can chart everything on a graph and see how I have done over the past 30 days says Birmingham If I have missed my goal on certain days I can try to make it up The Fitbit has its share of drawbacks says Birmingham For instance the pedometer does not measure his distance accurately I have had both ankles replaced and so I walk unevenly says Birmingham That might be what causes the inaccuracy Birminghan has lost and then found his Fitbit three times because the belt holster was not secure Now he keeps it in his pocket Still if he lost his current one he would buy another It s money well spent he says Device Options The BodyMedia FIT CORE is another high tech workout aid Unlike the Fitbit which can be dropped in a pocket the BodyMedia must be worn on the upper arm There via skin sensors that measure body temperature and perspiration and an accelerometer that tracks movement it collects data calories burned sleep efficiency overall exercise level that can be uploaded to its Web site Users pay a 6 95 monthly subscription fee in addition to the device s 119 retail price Nike FuelBand A popular alternative is the 149 Nike FuelBand which users wear like a bracelet The black rubberized band sports an on the go dot matrix readout of calories burned and activities performed The display shifts from red to green as you approach your daily goal The device also converts your activities into Nike Fuel a point system that allows you to check your daily score against previous days and against the scores of other users via the Web site You can wear the unobtrusive device just about anywhere except the pool It s water resistant but not waterproof With the free iPhone app sorry no Android version yet you can set daily goals and watch the display go from red to green as you approach your finish line With the included software you can also compare days weeks and months to spot trends like mid week slumps that you can then work to correct Safety First Many of Megan Behr s clients benefit from the diet tracking features of high tech devices like Fitbit in addition to the exercise

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/print/924 (2016-02-18)
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  • High-tech Workout Devices | HemAware
    days says Birmingham If I have missed my goal on certain days I can try to make it up The Fitbit has its share of drawbacks says Birmingham For instance the pedometer does not measure his distance accurately I have had both ankles replaced and so I walk unevenly says Birmingham That might be what causes the inaccuracy Birminghan has lost and then found his Fitbit three times because the belt holster was not secure Now he keeps it in his pocket Still if he lost his current one he would buy another It s money well spent he says Device Options The BodyMedia FIT CORE is another high tech workout aid Unlike the Fitbit which can be dropped in a pocket the BodyMedia must be worn on the upper arm There via skin sensors that measure body temperature and perspiration and an accelerometer that tracks movement it collects data calories burned sleep efficiency overall exercise level that can be uploaded to its Web site Users pay a 6 95 monthly subscription fee in addition to the device s 119 retail price Nike FuelBand A popular alternative is the 149 Nike FuelBand which users wear like a bracelet The black rubberized band sports an on the go dot matrix readout of calories burned and activities performed The display shifts from red to green as you approach your daily goal The device also converts your activities into Nike Fuel a point system that allows you to check your daily score against previous days and against the scores of other users via the Web site You can wear the unobtrusive device just about anywhere except the pool It s water resistant but not waterproof With the free iPhone app sorry no Android version yet you can set daily goals and watch the display go from red to green as you approach your finish line With the included software you can also compare days weeks and months to spot trends like mid week slumps that you can then work to correct Safety First Many of Megan Behr s clients benefit from the diet tracking features of high tech devices like Fitbit in addition to the exercise tools they offer Most people don t realize how much sodium they are consuming for example says Behr an independent certified personal trainer based in Dallas And they think that if they run three miles they are burning enough calories to let them eat whatever they want These devices help users see the error of their ways and assist them in developing and sticking to a diet and exercise plan Behr says But she cautions that although the devices can tell you how strenuously you ve worked out they can t tell you which workout is best or how to do the exercises correctly They can t monitor your form or tell you if you are properly stabilizing your joints Behr says You need to know those things in order to exercise safely and beneficially That s

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/story/high-tech-workout-devices?quicktabs_story_page_tabs=0 (2016-02-18)
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  • Send page by email | HemAware
    Wellness Fitness Nutrition Taking Charge Pain Management Parenting Family Parenting Family Hemaware Jr Women Women s Bleeding Disorders Carriers Watchdog Insurance Blood Safety Advocacy Community HemAware Blogs HemAware Videos HemAware Photos Chapters in Action Global Spotlight Community Voices En Español Need info Ask NHF Contact HANDI NHF s resource center for additional information on bleeding disorders Home Glossary Site Map Donate Advertise Privacy Policy Subscribe Contact Us Life Stages Infants

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/printmail/852 (2016-02-18)
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  • Zumba® Your Way to Fitness
    Zumba classes to the same degree as women Smith does have some regulars in her class For some reason men seem intimidated when it comes to circling their hips says Smith laughing But Zumba was started by a man she points out When I let men know this I get more of them participating she says Zumba is a great aerobic workout option for people with bleeding disorders We had guys in wheelchairs moving to the beat Dance History Zumba hit the US in 2001 when its three founders met in Miami and crafted a business around a new type of fitness oriented dance Incorporating myriad dance styles such as salsa merengue hip hop and belly dancing Zumba Fitness began by producing DVDs and infomercials Demand soon spread for classes and Zumba is now a fitness club staple An estimated 12 million people in 125 countries have tried Zumba Zumba classes generally last about an hour Following the instructor s lead you twist and shake your hips clap your hands and throw your arms in the air yes like you just don t care You lunge from side to side shimmy and slide across the floor Zumba Prep Before taking your first Zumba class though you will want to do some important prep work Physical therapist Donna Oldfield PT of Gulf States HTC suggests watching Zumba videos or observing a class before signing up Talk to your physical therapist and to your instructor about how to modify any of the moves that you may not be able to do because of problem joints says Oldfield Some of the movements can test your balance Don t risk a fall by trying to keep pace with the teacher and don t think that you have to do the steps perfectly Just move

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/print/852 (2016-02-18)
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  • Zumba® Your Way to Fitness | HemAware
    such as salsa merengue hip hop and belly dancing Zumba Fitness began by producing DVDs and infomercials Demand soon spread for classes and Zumba is now a fitness club staple An estimated 12 million people in 125 countries have tried Zumba Zumba classes generally last about an hour Following the instructor s lead you twist and shake your hips clap your hands and throw your arms in the air yes like you just don t care You lunge from side to side shimmy and slide across the floor Zumba Prep Before taking your first Zumba class though you will want to do some important prep work Physical therapist Donna Oldfield PT of Gulf States HTC suggests watching Zumba videos or observing a class before signing up Talk to your physical therapist and to your instructor about how to modify any of the moves that you may not be able to do because of problem joints says Oldfield Some of the movements can test your balance Don t risk a fall by trying to keep pace with the teacher and don t think that you have to do the steps perfectly Just move to the music and have fun she says Smith often works with her students to find ways to reduce impact but maintain enjoyment We jump up and down in my class but if I have students whose knees won t allow them to do that I show them how to march in place says Smith That way their knees are protected Smith s son Christopher 10 does just that when he is in his mom s class He has severe hemophilia A with an inhibitor We don t like him to jump a lot because that will cause a bleed Smith says You have to do it at

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/story/zumba%C2%AE-your-way-fitness?quicktabs_story_page_tabs=0 (2016-02-18)
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  • Be Active and Stay Hydrated
    not a good idea That s because at the point where you re feeling thirsty you re actually heading toward dehydration To stay hydrated while you re walking running biking or hiking this summer here are some clues you can use from the ACSM Expelling a large amount of light colored urine means you re hydrated Dark urine indicates dehydration Sports beverages provide carbohydrates and electrolytes such as potassium The

    Original URL path: http://www.hemaware.org/print/1330 (2016-02-18)
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