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  • Send page by email | HemAware
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  • Swim Time
    Palo Alto California What stroke you do is up to you says Durben But keep in mind that it will depend on what your joints can handle The breast stroke involves a kick whip at the knee and if someone has limited knee extension this could aggravate it Durben says The butterfly is a particularly demanding stroke says Rowell Save it until the others are perfected she says Be forewarned that some people cannot master this difficult stroke No matter what strokes you prefer use the proper form A swim coach can help you with that Tell your coach about any joint problems and physical limitations says Durben If you have limited range of motion in your arms try using a kickboard Or if kicking is a problem place a pull buoy a squishy piece of foam between your legs to give your arms a workout Swimming laps provides an excellent workout but it s not for everyone Some people find them dull Others lack the range of motion to perform all of the movements needed For these folks there are plenty of other options for pool workouts Walk it off Water walking is a good exercise for everyone and especially for beginners who don t know how to swim If you can t swim play it safe and wear a life vest while in the pool Durben cautions To work different muscles walk forward backward and sideways says Durben Even in water that is not deep you get resistance to your muscles as you walk she says Safety first While swimming in a pool is generally considered safe there are some precautions that you should take Ask your physical therapist to help you design a program for your specific needs Find out if you should infuse before you swim

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  • Swim Time | HemAware
    place a pull buoy a squishy piece of foam between your legs to give your arms a workout Swimming laps provides an excellent workout but it s not for everyone Some people find them dull Others lack the range of motion to perform all of the movements needed For these folks there are plenty of other options for pool workouts Walk it off Water walking is a good exercise for everyone and especially for beginners who don t know how to swim If you can t swim play it safe and wear a life vest while in the pool Durben cautions To work different muscles walk forward backward and sideways says Durben Even in water that is not deep you get resistance to your muscles as you walk she says Safety first While swimming in a pool is generally considered safe there are some precautions that you should take Ask your physical therapist to help you design a program for your specific needs Find out if you should infuse before you swim It is a low impact activity but you are working hard says Durben Why risk a bleed If you re a lap swimmer wear goggles so you can better judge the distance to the wall otherwise you risk colliding with it and causing a bleed Further goggles protect your eyes from chlorine an irritant Other equipment to consider Ear plugs which reduce the risk of ear infections Swim caps which protect your ears from water and your hair from chlorine Swim fins which help you swim more efficiently Water shoes which help prevent cuts and abrasions in and out of the pool Finally don t forget to hydrate You may be in water but you still need to drink plenty to prevent dehydration Durben recommends 20 ounces of

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  • Swim Time | HemAware
    place a pull buoy a squishy piece of foam between your legs to give your arms a workout Swimming laps provides an excellent workout but it s not for everyone Some people find them dull Others lack the range of motion to perform all of the movements needed For these folks there are plenty of other options for pool workouts Walk it off Water walking is a good exercise for everyone and especially for beginners who don t know how to swim If you can t swim play it safe and wear a life vest while in the pool Durben cautions To work different muscles walk forward backward and sideways says Durben Even in water that is not deep you get resistance to your muscles as you walk she says Safety first While swimming in a pool is generally considered safe there are some precautions that you should take Ask your physical therapist to help you design a program for your specific needs Find out if you should infuse before you swim It is a low impact activity but you are working hard says Durben Why risk a bleed If you re a lap swimmer wear goggles so you can better judge the distance to the wall otherwise you risk colliding with it and causing a bleed Further goggles protect your eyes from chlorine an irritant Other equipment to consider Ear plugs which reduce the risk of ear infections Swim caps which protect your ears from water and your hair from chlorine Swim fins which help you swim more efficiently Water shoes which help prevent cuts and abrasions in and out of the pool Finally don t forget to hydrate You may be in water but you still need to drink plenty to prevent dehydration Durben recommends 20 ounces of

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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

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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

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  • Be Active and Stay Hydrated | HemAware
    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 longer the activity you engage in the more you need a sports beverage Weigh yourself before and after you exercise to see how much fluid you lose through activity A 1 or greater weight loss signals dehydration If you have von Willebrand disease VWD check with your hematologist about hydration The VWD medication DDAVP can cause fluid retention and hyponatremia an excessively low concentration of sodium in the blood Source acsm org View the discussion thread Life Stages Infants Children Teens Young Adults Adults Aging Research Treatment Hemophilia A B von Willebrand Disease Rare Bleeding Disorders HIV Hepatitis C Surgery Transplants Researcher Profiles Health 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 Related Most Viewed 1 Taming the Fast Food Tiger 2 Chronic Fatigue Can Harm Your Health 3 Swapping Your Stinky Shoes 4 Nutrition Tradition 5 Distracted

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  • Functional Fitness | HemAware
    the job easier Other examples of functional fitness are squatting and lifting Most people do them several times a day when they do the laundry carry shopping bags or clean up after their kids The exercise involves bending at the knees until in a near sitting position while holding a small dumbbell and then standing up straight Practicing the proper form will help you avoid injuries during your daily routine Functional fitness developed as an aid to rehabilitation for patients recovering from an injury or surgery During the past several years though it has become more popular In fact the American College of Sports Medicine ACSM ranked functional fitness among the top 10 in three of its past four annual fitness trend surveys In 2009 it was number 11 The first thing Bailey focuses on with new patients is developing their core muscles which include abdominals lower back hips and pelvis The goal is to build not only strength but balance and stability as well A well anchored center gives us better control over all our muscles and joints says Bailey And better control means fewer bleeds Using an exercise ball or Swiss ball helps develop strength and balance Pilates says Bailey is another excellent way to build up your core She also recommends rowing machines upright stationary bicycles not recumbent bikes and elastic resistance bands Bailey and physical therapist Stacie Akins PT are both strong supporters of swimming If you have access to a pool use it says Akins of the Indiana Hemophilia Thrombosis Center in Indianapolis It s a whole body workout without stress Akins also recommends one of the most basic examples of functional fitness walking Most people walk every day and it s a great way to build cardio fitness and burn calories she says But Akins also recognizes that not everyone can walk comfortably For someone with severe arthropathy walking from the car to the store can feel like walking a mile she says She stresses that any exercise regimen has to be individually tailored to a person s needs and abilities Before starting patients on any new exercise I want to see where their baseline is what they can and cannot do what joints are giving them problems Then I start them on a low key program Whatever that program involves a pool an elliptical trainer a good pair of walking shoes the secret is to keep at it Physical activity protects your joints Akins says Get up and move That s a lesson that Patrick Tomlinson 22 has learned well An advocate of functional fitness he gets most of his exercise on a bicycle See Road Trip HemAware September October 2008 p 80 Tomlinson prefers to ride outdoors but when the weather in his hometown of Marysville Michigan is not cooperating he rides a stationary bike at home Tomlinson who has moderate hemophilia A also spends time at the gym I don t go to the gym to get gigantic Tomlinson says I

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