Healthy Athletes

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...

Healthy Athletes – Fit Feet

https://youtu.be/UMPVR36FSeY General Foot Care (PDF) Athletes Get "Fit" For Games (Video) Other SOMD Healthy Athletes Disciplines

Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays

A National Alliance of Mental Illness study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. “For many people, the holiday season is not always the most wonderful time of the year,” said NAMI medical...

National Eat a Red Apple Day

National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple on December 1st! As the saying goes, “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” so put that theory to the taste and eat a red apple!...

World Smile Day

World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October each year. In 1963, Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, created the smiley face. The smiley face went on to be a recognizable symbol of goodwill and...

90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge

Did you know that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change? The 21/90 rule states that once you have established a habit, you can turn it into a lifestyle...

#WellnessWednesday David Godoy logs over 100 miles for #VTR

Global Health Messenger and Athlete Leader, David Godoy has consistently logged miles all summer for the #VirtualTorchRun and is an incredible example of an athlete prioritizing their health this #WellnessWednesday and all summer for SOMD and LETR! Check out David’s...