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Staying Fit With HAE: How I Manage

Published on September 17, 2014 in Day by Day

I have recently made exercising a priority in my life. 

It is not always easy, but with the help of these tips, I have been making great strides in my personal fitness!

Set Goals

  • I make sure to set goals that are reasonable to help me stay motivated. I want to walk in a charity 5K at the end of this year, so I am taking small, progressive steps to make myself successful. I keep that goal in a journal and look to it for inspiration when I am feeling down.

Set a Weekly Schedule and Stick to It!

  • Every week, I look at my schedule and pick the days I am working out.  It can be hard to squeeze in time among school, work, family, and friends, but I pencil in at least two or three times on my calendar and make sure to keep those times for myself.

Find Support

  • I know I struggle sometimes with accountability, so I let my family and friends know my goals. They can provide me with emotional support. Sometimes, they may even join me on a walk or a workout at the gym!

Find What Works for You

  • For me, I absolutely adore swimming! It is easy on my body, and I enjoy moving through the water. The key to success is finding what works and pursuing that passion. 

Don’t Beat Yourself Up

  • HAE is unpredictable, and acute HAE attacks can strike at any time. I have missed workouts from attacks, and it is disappointing and disheartening, but I don’t let it get to me!  No matter what, I keep moving forward!  And I am always glad I did.  

What are your tips and tricks for staying fit with HAE? Leave a comment!

--Katie

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FIRAZYR is prescribed to treat acute HAE attacks in adults 18 years of age and older.

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