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Fit Factor: Inspiring Fitness Stories to Get You Going in 2018

January 9, 2018

Below, we鈥檒l introduce you to three such people: Trevor Dunn, a young man with von Willebrand Disease, Dawn Evans, an adult woman who is asymptomatic carrier of Hemophilia A, and Barry Haarde, an adult male with severe Hemophilia A.聽 All of them have discovered a form of physical activity that is enjoyable and adaptable to […]

FitFactor: 10 Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

December 7, 2017

The holidays are upon us, and staying healthy during this season can be challenging.聽 While this is true for the general population, it is especially important for individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders.聽 We understand the importance that activity and a聽healthy diet play in maintaining an ideal聽weight and decreasing the number of bleeding episodes […]

FitFactor: Stay Motivated for Fitness

October 3, 2017

For many of us, the biggest challenge to getting physical activity is just putting our minds to it. We all know how easy it is to talk ourselves out of something 鈥 and exercise is no exception. There are tons of ways we can keep our bodies healthy and active, so it doesn鈥檛 need to […]

FitFactor: 隆Consejos para tomar su rutina de ejercicios de vacaciones con usted!

August 31, 2017

  Si usted est谩 escapando del clima de invierno para algunos R&R por la playa, o dirigirse a la casa de un familiar para ponerse al d铆a, el viajar interrumpe su horario normal y puede hacer m谩s dif铆cil permanecer en la cima de su rutina de salud y ritmo de ejercicios. Hacer ejercicios es a […]

FitFactor: 隆Brindis para la buena salud … con t茅!

August 29, 2017

Ahora que el invierno est谩 en pleno apogeo y el clima fr铆o est谩 sobre nosotros, puede ser f谩cil olvidarse de mantenerse hidratado. Sin embargo, s贸lo porque no sienta sed, no significa que su cuerpo tiene tanta agua como lo necesita. Una manera f谩cil de hidratarse (y calentarse) es beber t茅. No tiene az煤car a帽adido como […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Geared Up to Health, Wellness & Community

April 28, 2017

The Terry Lamb Health and Wellness Award is award is for exceptional commitment to supporting HFA in its national efforts to encourage health, nutrition and wellness behaviors in the bleeding disorders community. Terry Lamb had severe hemophilia, was an active member of the bleeding disorder community, and was a respected leader. Terry grew up in […]

Dear Addy: Self-care

January 23, 2017

Dear Addy, With the holidays behind us, I鈥檓 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鈥檚?

December 5, 2016

Do you feel that your views of what鈥檚 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 鈥渉ealthy鈥 and how these have changed over time. The study also highlighted what foods nutritionists believe to be the healthiest (and […]

FitFactor: Six Steps to Sleeping Well

September 5, 2016

When it comes to health and lifestyles, many of us do not put sleep at the top of our priority list. We may not realize the numerous benefits that sleep has on our bodies and minds. Not only does it give us the rest we need to replace the energy expended from the day but […]

Infusing Love: For the Love of Basketball

February 3, 2016

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.聽 Physical activity also helps individuals to maintain a healthy weight, which keeps less stress off the joints, and has even proven to […]

Positive Life: Barry Haarde Road Tripping Again

April 20, 2014

(Positive Life): Bob Leahy:聽Barry. You鈥檙e off on another trip. Tell us about this one. Barry Haarde: This year鈥檚 ride is the shortest but fastest ride of the three and departs from L.A. on Easter Sunday and rolls all the way to Savannah, GA, which amounts to about 2,900 miles over a period of 27 days, […]

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

November 8, 2013

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

College Check List

August 14, 2013

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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