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Nobody with haemophilia should sit it out

Haemophilia might mean you need to be aware of the risks. It might mean you need to think twice about certain activities. It might even mean you have to keep friends, family and your school, college or university in the loop.

But it shouldn’t mean you’re not taking part. Here, we help you find an activity that’s the right fit for you and share real stories from young adults and boys with haemophilia who have overcome their own challenges.

Because like anyone else, exercise and sport can kickstart a healthy, happy life. One full of opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and get faster and stronger.

Find the right
activity for you

So you want to be active, but what are you going to do? There are some contact sports which you should avoid, but otherwise it’s up to you to find something you enjoy and that suits you.*

Whether you want to join a team or get moving at home, here are some ideas to get you started – and they are not all organised sports!

* Always speak with your haemophilia care team before taking on a new activity.


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You'll find a few of our favourite activities below but please visit our activity finder page for more


Archery shape archery
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Badminton shape badminton
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Cycling shape cycling
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Climbing shape climbing
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Cricket shape cricket
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Golf shape golf
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Rowing shape rowing
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Sailing shape sailing
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Swimming shape swimming
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Try a virtual workout

If you want to get moving but are unable to join a club, why not try a virtual workout? Online fitness classes are a great way to exercise in and around the home, often for free. Find a virtual workout that’s the right fit for you with our activity finder.

Meet those who
won't sit it out

Here, six young people living with haemophilia talk about the challenges they’ve overcome and how they’ve found activities that are right for them.

see their inspiring stories
see their inspiring stories

Why bother?

Taking up a new sport or activity isn't always easy for children and young people living with haemophilia, or their parents. Here, Dr Kate Khair, consultant nurse, explains why being active is so important and parents share what they have learnt along the way.