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Go from ‘Monkey Mind’ to ‘Super Brain’ with Nia!

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer Last month, I presented a ‘user’s manual’ for taking care of your body the Nia way!  But The Nia Technique conditions MORE than just your body!  This holistic, integrated movement practice also conditions and stimulates your MIND by engaging conscious awareness, directed […]

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Warm & Flavorful Tortilla Soup

Try a warm and flavorful tortilla soup. Only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook. Ingredients include: olive oil, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, avocado, tortilla chips, feta or shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, and a few other keys ingredients.

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Healthier Bodies Bleed Less

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 bleeding episodes an individual might experience.  Many in the […]

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Nia’s ‘Users Guide:’ Taking Care of Your Body!

by Jule Aguirre, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Nia Black Belt Somatic Educator & Trainer You LIVE in a body and it is the only one you will be given!  To keep it running and in good repair, you are charged with taking care of it.  With 206 bones, 700-ish muscles, 75 trillion cells, and numerous body […]

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It’s Not Too Late-Gears for Good 2013

It’s not too late to make a difference! The Gears for Good bike ride is this Saturday, September 28th, 2013.  FitFactor encourages physical activity in individuals with bleeding disorders.  HFA provides an opportunity for those who are physically active to benefit the bleeding disorders community in our annual charity bike ride-Gears for Good.  You don’t […]

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Super Easy Homemade Applesauce

Wondering what to do with the abundance of delicious apples that you brought home from the orchard?  Why not make your own applesauce?  It is easy and delicious and serves as a healthy snack or side dish for pork or chicken or any meal.  Best of all, you make it yourself so you know exactly […]

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Nia Technique: Working IN by Working OUT

If you have been hanging out with HFA’s FitFactor  for very long, by now you know their motto, “healthy bodies bleed less”… and it’s TRUE! Doctors specializing in bleeding disorders stress that consistent exercise can prevent or reduce bleeding by strengthening muscles and vulnerable joints for hemophiliacs of all ages.  In fact, whether you have […]

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Running/Walking – Finding Success (video)

  The mental aspect of running is half the battle. This final video in the series will inspire you to set realistic goals, and determine the best approach to incorporating running or walking into your weekly/daily wellness routine.  So get on board, set short and long-term goals, and feel good about getting fit!!  FitFactor is here to […]

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College Check List

A student going away to college is an exciting time, but can also be scary and unsettling if he/she has a bleeding disorder. Whether living in a college dorm room or on an off campus apartment, a student will need some basic items to stay healthy. We have provided a short list of essentials to […]

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Running/Walking – Stretching (video)

Along with having proper form, stretching and building core strength are other ways to remain injury free while running and walking. The movements shared in this fourth video of our running and walking series, highlights a variety of movements to do before and after your run/walk. These postures will also help you build strength and […]

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