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Celebrate National Heart Month

January brought biting cold and heavy snowfalls to much of the country. February brings with it the start of longer days, a little more sunshine and the holiday of love-Valentine’s Day!  It is fitting then that February is also National Heart Month.  It is a great time to start taking steps to keep your heart in tip […]

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Nia: A Workout with Spirit

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer Over the last several months, we have explored Nia Technique as a movement and life practice that conditions the body, amplifying cardiovascular conditioning, building strength, flexibility, mobility, stability, and agility for optimal health and wellness at ALL ages and fitness levels!  We […]

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A Therapeutic Revolution is Underway

By Ogden M. Forbes, Ed.D. and Jane Forbes, R.N. Swimming is fun! No doubt about it.  Did you know that because water provides relief from impact on our joints while still providing resistance to our muscles it is a great place for people who have hemophilia to build stronger bodies?  It’s true and for many […]


Get Healthy in the New Year!

Vegetables and fruits are high in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories.

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Get in Gear in the New Year!!

The time is now!  The New Year is upon us and it is time to take charge of your health! It is so important for individuals with bleeding disorders to keep their joints and bodies healthy in order to reduce the number of bleeds and to reduce the risk of developing other diseases and illnesses.  […]

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Gears for Good 2013 (video)

In September, 28 riders biked 156 miles and raised over $51,000 for the bleeding disorders community during our  annual charity bike ride. Check out this NEW video to meet the riders, hear what motivated them to do this, learn where all the funds raised went, and information about how you can get involved next year!  […]

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Nia: Taking Your Fitness to the Next Level

You may be moving in your fitness program….but are you “Being Moved”?  Taking your fitness to the next level requires you to bring more of YOU to the experience!  While most exercise programs have you pushing your body with more reps, more resistance, more speed, more duration…being a purely physical experience, you are left feeling […]


Four Exercises You Can Do Without Equipment

No gym, no equipment, NO excuses! There are many ways to stay physically active without making an investment in a gym or purchasing expensive equipment. Below are four (4) ways to help you get moving without spending a dollar. 1. Pushups Pushups are one of the best exercises to strengthen the arm muscles without using […]

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Holiday Makeovers with MyPlate

It is important to try not to let holiday meals sabotage the healthy eating habits you have formed, but with so many delicious and tempting options, it is hard to decide what is best.  Let FitFactor and the USDA help!  Check out our many healthy recipes on the FitFactor recipe page and then head over to a new blog from the USDA, “Makeover […]

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Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

The Thanksgiving meal is the perfect time to bring all the goodness of natural food, fresh from the harvest right to your table.  Choose a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables and roast or steam them for a healthier version and to preserve their natural flavors. Preparing your own food(as opposed to prepackaged, or processed foods) and being […]

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