Sports

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.

Recommended for children with haemophilia

Cycling
Tennis
Athletics
Fishing
Frisbee
Hiking
Swimming
Tai Chi
Walking
Golf

Not recommended for children with haemophilia

Baseball
Basketball
Diving: Recreational
Karate
Mountain Biking
Skateboarding
River Rafting
Rock Climbing
Roller Blading
Roller Skating
Rowing
Skiing
Snowboarding
Soccer
Hurling
American Football
Diving: Competitive
Ice Hockey
Rugby
Wrestling

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