HFM Healthy Joint Initiative
It is important for individuals with bleeding disorders to participate in some form of physical activity. Being physically active helps to strengthen one's muscles, bones, and joints. One of the many benefits of having a strong, healthy body can be a reduction in the number of joint bleeding episodes an individual might experience. That's why HFM has created the Healthy Joint Initiative. By signing up for this initiative, HFM members will receive the following:
-a Healthy Joint Initiative Welcome Package and t-shirt
-a directory of easy and safe physical exercises for different muscles to improve joint health and ways to modify those exercises during a bleeding episode.
-Invitation to HFM-sponsored fitness and health activities to be held throughout Maryland from June - to September.
-up to $250 in funding payable directly to the program for bleeding disorder patients to enroll in healthy joint physical activities such as (1) swim lessons, (2) golf lessons, (3) yoga, (4) taekwondo, etc. Funds are limited. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval of funding. Funding requests will be reviewed individually, and applicants will be notified of HFM's decision within 14 days.
Thank you to our Healthy Joint Initiative Program Sponsors: Takeda, CSL Behring & Genentech