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Cooking Safely with Slow Cookers

The crisp fall air means its time to pull out the slow cooker and whip up those comfort foods that leave us feeling warm and toasty.  It is important to keep in mind healthy eating when reaching for the comfort food recipes which can often be high in fat and sodium. A healthy diet includes the […]

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Soup Recipe: Skinny New England Clam Chowder

The fall and winter months can become challenging when trying to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.  Colder temps force workouts indoors and comfort foods tend to become more of a main staple at the dinner table.  Eating nutritious meals and snacks is so important to people with bleeding disorders.  A variety of vitamins […]

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Tips to Stay Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

For most of us, fall and winter means less time outdoors in the fresh air, and more time spent in close quarters with those that we work, play, learn, and live with. It is a great opportunity for cold and flu viruses to work their way from one person to the next. While we all […]

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Get Behind “Gears for Good”

It’s not too late to make a difference! The Gears for Good bike ride is this Saturday, September 26th, 2015. 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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How to Bust Stress

There are all kinds of reasons someone with a bleeding disorder or a caregiver to someone with a bleeding disorder might feel stress.  Aside from the daily stressors that we all feel, there can be added financial pressures, anxiety over treatment, running to appointments, dealing with a bleed, the list goes on and on. Stress […]

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FitFactor: Basil, Tomato & Chicken Skillet

Looking for a quick, easy meal that keeps your healthy eating on track and helps use up some of the terrific produce you have harvested from your garden?  Look no further.  This recipe from Better Homes and Gardens cooks up in one pot and is packed full of fresh veggies helping to provide the vitamins […]

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Hiking Safety Tips: Staying Safe on the Trail

Looking for a fun, challenging, outdoor physical activity?  Try hiking!! Hiking is a safe and popular sport for people with bleeding disorders. Not only can many forests be reached without a lot of driving, but hiking can be a fun and inspiring activity for the whole family.  Along with the excitement of enjoying nature, hiking is […]

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Infusing Love: You Can Do Anything (With Guidance)

It is important for individuals with a bleeding disorder to find a form of physical activity that they enjoy. When muscles are used during exercise it helps to keep them flexible and strong.  Physical activity also helps individuals to maintain a healthy weight, which keeps less stress off the joints, and has even proven to […]

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FitFactor: Help Kids Start Cooking

One of the best ways to get kids to eat healthy is to start young and teach them how.  Make healthy eating a lifelong habit from the start.  Eating nutritious meals and snacks is so important to people with bleeding disorders.  A variety of vitamins and minerals help support strong muscles and bones, and eating a […]

FitFactor: Deciphering Food Labels

[glossary_exclude] Maintaining a proper weight and good health is so important for people with bleeding disorders for some very good reasons: Better overall health Helps prevent and control disease Reduces stress and impact on joints Less factor is needed for individuals who are at an ideal weight Good eating habits play a big part in the […]

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