Healthy Athletes

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...

Inclusive Research Project

The Special Olympics Inclusive Research Team is looking for participants for their study. The team is researching the health, wellbeing, and social connectedness of Special Olympics athletes and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They are looking to interview:  Special...

Virtual MOVEment

Like most organizations that host large-scale, in-person events, we were forced to get creative last year. On March 7th of 2020, we hosted our last basketball qualifier at Garrison Forest. A week later, the entire state was shut down. With...

#WellnessWednesday Health Messenger Series – David Godoy Stretches

Below you will find a stretching series from Health Messenger, David Godoy, watch these videos and get a full upper body stretching session in whenever you need it. Tricep Stretches https://youtu.be/6HvSndPHw98 David Godoy, Special Olympics Maryland Health Messenger will demonstrate...