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Download our free, new mobile App to “Get in Gear” with FitFactor & HFA!!

Would you like to help a fantastic charitable organization without having to write a check? How about helping the same organization while helping yourself get healthy?  Now you can do both! The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) has developed the Get in Gear mobile application.  It is designed to encourage people to become more active. It can be used […]


Benefits of Meditation and Relaxation Techniques

Stress is normal a physical reaction to activities and events in our life when we feel afraid, threaten or upset. Stress is your body’s way of protecting you. When functioning properly, stress can help you stay focused, energetic, alert and present. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress […]


Super Grain Raffle!

is DISHING IT OUT! Choose your favorite SUPER GRAINS recipe! Send us a photo of you with your prepared dish and we’ll enter your name in a RAFFLE for a box of natural and organic products: Beef ~ Chicken ~ Seafood Super Grains Spices & Sauces Not a red meat eater?  Family doesn’t care for […]

Be Active – Interview with Paul Brayshaw

This interview was recorded while Paul was participating in the first annual Gears for Good Bike Ride. He talks about the support and encouragement he received from his parents, and how he will lead by example when sharing life lessons with his newborn son.  

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Get Physically Fit

Getting physically fit doesn’t have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money, but it can make a big difference in how you feel, your overall health and time & money spent on dealing with a bleed. Adults aged 18-64 should get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) […]


Functional Training: perfect for joints and strengthening muscles

Functional training exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare you for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports.


Swimming Safety Tips for Parents – Swim Video

This swimming video segment will show how pools can be a great place for kids to play, how water can help protect vulnerable joints, and it will provide some safety tips for using swimming pools. A swimming pool can be a sort of anti-gravity chamber, the buoyancy of the water decreases the amount of impact […]

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Indoor Fitness Fun

Blustery winds, icy sidewalks, and mounds of snow are all winter time hazards.  This is especially true to someone with a bleeding disorder.  The first sign of cold weather often brings fitness routines indoors.  While it can be challenging to stay active in the winter, it is important to maintain activity levels, not only for […]

Swimming Do’s and Don’ts

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Terry Lamb is a Lion of Exercise

Having hemophilia doesn’t mean you or your child must live a sedentary life or be cut off from good opportunities for becoming fit. Just ask Terry Lamb of Virginia. This 59-year-old supporter of the FitFactor program lifts weights 6 days a week and swims on his day off. Back when Terry was born, there was […]

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