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Sports & Exercise

Yes, you can play sports!

Exercise is very good for you and your family, and it is very beneficial. Most sporting activities are safe, but there are some sports such as boxing and rugby which are not recommended for children with haemophilia. Just because you have haemophilia does not mean you cannot play sports! If you keep yourself fit and play sports you are less likely to get a bleed. Everyone can enjoy sports no matter where you live or what age you are. Swimming is great fun and fantastic exercise for children with haemophilia. Cycling, golf, tennis, athletics and fishing are also recommended.

The more you look after yourself and keep fit the more this will help your muscles, and you will feel much healthier. Why don’t you get your whole family involved in a sport? Now I know some of you would just love to play rugby or American football or even wrestling, but just think about it, it would not be very nice to get a head injury would it? So you have to think about it very hard before you pick a sport.

Here is a quick overview of sports rating by activity – for a more detailed look at sports & exercise, please our Sport, Exercise & Haemophilia Magazine:


Category A – Low Risk

Cycling

Fishing

Hiking

Swimming

Tai Chi

Walking


Category B – Medium Risk

Athletics

Baseball

Basketball

Gymnastics

Horseback Riding

Jogging

Roller Skating

Rowing

Running

Skiing

Soccer

Tennis

Track & Field

Volleyball

Waterskiing

Weight Training


Category C – High Risk
GAA

Ice Hockey

Hurling

Motor Cycling

Rugby

Wrestling

Boxing

Martial Arts

In doubt about which activity you can or can\’t do, get in touch with your Haemophilia Treatment Centre for advice.