Using the activity risk scale to help plan your activities
For more information about the risks of certain activities, read the following publication: Anderson A, Forsyth A. Playing it Safe. New York, NY: National Hemophilia Foundation; 2005.
No matter how well-conditioned you are and no matter what level of skill you have, various activities carry risks.
Individuals with hemophilia A can be at an increased risk when playing sports or exercising. Understanding these risks can help you make good choices about your participation in certain activities.
Select a risk level to see how certain activities rank on a scale from 1 (safe) to 3 (dangerous).
It is important to note that Level 1, Level 1.5, and Level 2 indicate that the health benefits of these particular activities may outweigh the associated risks. All sports that are rated as Level 2.5 and Level 3 are dangerous and are not recommended for people with bleeding disorders.
|Very Low Risk
|Very High Risk
|Aquatics Archery Fishing Frisbee Golf Hiking Snorkeling Stationary bike Swimming Walking
|Bicycling Body sculpting Circuit training Frisbee golf Pilates Spinning Treadmill Weightlifting/resistance training
|Aerobics Bowling Cardio kickboxing Dance Rock climbing(indoor) Roller-skating Running/jogging Stepper Tennis Yoga
|Baseball Basketball Cheerleading Horseback riding Kayaking Mountain biking River rafting Soccer Softball Surfing
|Boxing Football Hockey (all) Lacrosse Motorcycling/ motocross racing Powerlifting Rock climbing (natural) Rugby Scooter(motorized) Wrestling