Healthy Athletes

Full Body Workouts

Need an at-home workout to keep you healthy and active? Our Global Health Messengers have created various workouts with 6-7 exercises for all ability types so you can prepare your whole body for your next competition or lift your mood...

National Sports Day

National Sports Day was founded in 2019 to celebrate athletes, families, and fans of all sports. National Sports Day is about the benefits of sporting competition. When the youth have an opportunity to play sports competitively, they improve their skills...

World Mental Health Day

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life,...

Walktober

Walktober is celebrated in October to increase healthy habits. It was made to help people get out and enjoy the fresh air. This is a holiday to promote pedestrian safety, health, and exercise! The Facts Maryland’s state exercise is WALKING...

Family Health and Fitness Day

Family Health and Fitness Day USA is on the last Saturday of September and it’s a day that promotes physical activity and health with your loved ones. We share genes with our family, but aren’t aware of the everyday habits...

National I Love My Feet Day

National I Love My Feet Day is a day to appreciate how valuable our feet are. Our feet put up with all the things we do in our everyday lives such as standing, walking, and playing sports. It is important...

National Running Day

Each year on the first Wednesday of June, people across the country participate in National Running Day. Whether you are new to running or have been running for years, today is a perfect day to go for a run! Whatever...

Healthy Athletes – Health Promotion

Health Promotion, a discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, focuses on healthy living, healthy lifestyle choices, and nation-specific health issues. In addition to health education activities, health Promotion offers screenings for bone density, blood pressure, and body mass index (BMI)....

Healthy Athletes – MedFest

MedFest offers free sports physicals that all athletes need prior to participating in Special Olympics sports. MedFest assesses the following: Blood pressure,Temperature, Pulse, Height, Weight, Body mass index, Vision, hearing, Medical history, Potential medication side effects General physical health MedFest also Fulfills several additional purposes such as:  Recruiting...

Healthy Athletes – Healthy Hearing

The Healthy Hearing discipline of Healthy Athletes provides comprehensive hearing screenings and follow-up recommendations. The main goals of this program are to inform athletes, parents, coaches or caregivers about the detection of possible ear and hearing problems, recommend follow-up as...