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Running/Walking – Form (video)

Having proper form is crucial for all who decide to run or walk as a method of exercise, however, it is extremely important for those with a bleeding disorder.  Learning the proper form will help protect your joints and reduce the number of bleeds. In this third video of our running/walking series, we introduce you […]

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Running/Walking – Safety (video)

Running and walking are often deemed safe activities for individuals with hemophilia. They are both great forms of exercise and just about anyone can do them, all you really need to get started is a good pair of sneakers. However, running and walking are not without risk. In this second video of our running/walking series, we […]

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Running/Walking – Getting Started (video)

Running and walking are often deemed safe activities for individuals with hemophilia.  They are frequently recommended because they don’t have take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, but can make a big difference in how you feel and in your overall health.  Remember, healthy bodies bleed less! In this first video of our running/walking series, we introduce […]

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Delicious Beet Salad

Wondering what to do with all of the beautiful, deep red beats that are plentiful at the summer farmers markets?  Look no further.  This recipe looks elegant, but is simple, inexpensive and healthy.  A perfect start to any meal. Beet Salad     Ingredients:          4 medium beets 1/3 C chopped walnuts 3 Tbsp maple syrup 4 C […]

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Family Fun Weekend – Bleeding Disorders Association of NE New York

On Saturday, May 25th, the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York hosted their annual Family Fun Weekend. The weekend was filled with fun, fitness, entertainment, exhibits and education for the whole family. The FitFactor Program of HFA sponsored the physical activities and a yummy interactive nutrition session. The video below captures some of the […]

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Community Voices: Taking Control of Your Health

 “The only thing standing between you and your goals are the excuses you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve them.” – Unknown Maintaining a balanced diet, staying physically fit, and managing stress are important for everyone, especially those living with a bleeding disorder. A regular, safe exercise program protects the joints, and […]

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Quinoa and Summer Vegetable Salad

The summer is here and cookout season has begun! Don’t show up empty-handed. Consider making this healthy and refreshing summer salad that is filled with protein, vegetables, lots of nutrition, and guaranteed to make your friends and family ask for the recipe. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup) Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 4) 1 […]

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Sun Safety

Mentally, most of us are ready for the summer months and ready to wear shorts and flip flops.  As we start to take our physical activities back outdoors, an important safety measure to keep us healthy is often overlooked—sun safety.  More than 1.2 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the […]


Taking Care of Me

Denial is a funny thing. There were several signs that indicated I needed to take some action about changing my habits and improving my overall health.  I chose to ignore most of those signs, giving myself excuse after excuse: I just don’t have time to exercise; there was a vegetable on my plate at dinner, […]

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Nia Dance Gets Us Moving at Symposium 2013

The FitFactor program encourages physical activity for individuals with bleeding disorders to strengthen muscles and joints and help reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes.  We understand that choosing an exercise routine is very personal and that a “one size fits all” philosophy just doesn’t apply when choosing a physical activity program that is right for […]

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