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Young Adult Podcast: Grocery Shopping on a Shoestring Budget: How to Choose Healthy Foods without Breaking the Bank

November 3, 2017

By offering additional resources and education about the benefits of self-care and exercise for young adults, we hope to inspire a lifetime of healthy choices and habits! Our guests on this podcast are Kathryn Clark, a retired dietician, and Eric Burgeson, an active young adult with hemophilia. Kathryn and Eric iscuss ways to keep costs low at the grocery store […]

Young Adult Podcast Series: Nutrition

October 19, 2017

By offering additional resources and education about the benefits of self-care and exercise for young adults, we hope to inspire a lifetime of healthy choices and habits! Listen in as holistic Nutritionist Jenny Helman offers invaluable tips on how to create and stick to a healthy diet, and dispels common nutrition myths and misconceptions.

FitFactor: ¿Cómo se compara su lista de alimentos saludables con la de un nutricionista?

August 29, 2017

  ¿Cree usted que sus puntos de vista de lo que es saludable se alinean con las opiniones de los expertos? El New York Times publicó un interesante artículo hace unos meses sobre la percepción pública de lo que es “saludable” y cómo estos han cambiado con el tiempo. El estudio también destacó lo que […]

Dear Addy: Self-care

January 23, 2017

Dear Addy, With the holidays behind us, I’m trying to focus on taking care of myself in the new year. However, I struggle to do this between family, work, and social obligations. Can you provide some tips on self-care so I can be a better advocate for myself and my family? Signed, Stressed Out Dear […]

FitFactor: How Does Your List of Healthy Foods Compare with a Nutritionist’s?

December 5, 2016

Do you feel that your views of what’s healthy align with the views of the experts? The New York Times published an interesting article a few months ago about public perception of what is “healthy” and how these have changed over time. The study also highlighted what foods nutritionists believe to be the healthiest (and […]

FitFactor: The Benefits of Hitting the Weight Room

October 31, 2016

Weight training plays an important role in keeping your body fit and healthy. It’s a great way for people with bleeding disorders to strengthen muscles and joints and by doing so, reduce the frequency and severity of bleeds. We spoke with Michael Zolotnitsky, Doctor of Physical Therapy, about the benefits of weight training and his […]

The Ins and Outs of BMI

June 1, 2016

By Michelle Morath “Healthy Bodies Bleed Less” continues to be the mantra of HFA’s FitFactor program. It is our goal to get every community member at least considering the positive effects that physical activity and a healthy diet can have not only on their joint health, but also their overall health and sense of well-being. […]

FitFactor: Deciphering Food Labels

June 25, 2015

[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 […]

Produce Storage Tips

April 30, 2015

Proper nutrition, combined with safe and effective exercise, is especially important to maintain good health in people with hemophilia. It is so important to get the essential nutrients we need and even more important in an individual with a bleeding disorder.  Developing strong bones and muscles can help reduce the number of bleeds an individual experiences and […]

Taking the First Steps: Nutrition

January 9, 2015

For most of us the resolution is the same: Lose weight and get in shape.  However the path to accomplishing these goals might look totally different for each of us.  The most important thing is taking the first steps.  Starting with small changes will help you to see progress.  This in turn, will keep you […]

Dear Addy: New Year, New Goals

December 29, 2014

Dear Addy, My company is having a New Year’s Resolution exercise drive in 2015. I want to participate like everyone else, but with my hemophilia I have limitations and joining a gym is expensive. What can I do to get involved and exercise like everyone else?  Signed,  Ben, Adult Male with Hemophilia B   ________________________________________________ […]

Today is National Eating Healthy Day

November 5, 2014

Proper nutrition, combined with safe and effective exercise, is especially important to maintain good health in people with hemophilia. HFA’s FitFactor Program , offers services designed to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through regular physical activity and proper nutrition. It is so important to get the essential nutrients we need and even more important in an […]

Healthy Back To School Snacks

September 5, 2014

[glossary_exclude] When considering snacks for your kids, the end of summer doesn’t have to signal the end of healthy eating.  Although it is a natural tendency to grab whatever is convenient, prepackaged foods and snacks are usually not the best choice for healthy, growing bodies. It is especially important to eat healthy if you have […]

Kids are Not Getting Their Veggies

August 22, 2014

Last week the CDC reported that 9 in 10 kids, 2 to 18 years old, don’t eat enough vegetables. And, many of the veggies they do eat are fried, white potatoes. It is so important for growing bodies to get the essential nutrients they need and even more important in an individual with a bleeding […]

USDA’s Summer Meal Program

July 17, 2014

The financial strain of dealing with a bleeding disorder can be felt on many levels.  It is not always easy to pay the medical bills and make ends meet.  Summer time can be even harder for some families who are trying to eat healthy but are having a hard time putting food on the table. […]

USDA’s Healthy Eating On A Budget

May 29, 2014

It is hard to overstate the importance eating healthy.  The food we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we look, feel, and our health.  For individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, eating healthy and maintaining a proper weight is especially important because it helps to protect their joints.  Eating healthy is easy for some […]

Symposium 2013 Gets Kids Cooking Healthy

May 9, 2013

HFA’s Symposium provides an opportunity for children with bleeding disorders and their siblings to come together for fun and play.  There is also opportunity for the FitFactor team to provide education and fun regarding healthy eating and physical activity.  At this year’s Symposium each family of a 5-12 year old was given a complimentary copy […]


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