Health & Wellness

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...

Thriving at Home During the Pandemic

Written by Donnie Harmon IIIAthlete Leader, Washington County When the COVID-19 Pandemic began in 2020 and many services were shut down, as if right on tune Special Olympics Maryland created an online virtual world for the Athletes through Zoom. I...

Dooley’s Diabetes Discussion

In this #WellnessWednesday series Chris Dooley will interview Dr. Medha Satyarengga, an endocrinologist from the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health! Last year, SOMD Athlete Leader and Health Messenger, Chris Dooley was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and throughout this...

11/23 Member of the Week: Corbin Swanger!

Two tickets to the gun show, please! Our 25th Member of the Week is Corbin Swanger! Corbin's bicep is most likely bigger than your head because he is diligent in staying active! Corbin has created his own workout plans over...

Wellness Wednesday: Flu Prevention

Mask up, lather up, sleeve up! These are just three steps you need to know as we prepare for Flu season with COVID-19 still looming. Check out these resources and schedule your Flu shot today!

Handling Stress and Anxiety During the Election

If there is anything that we can agree on during this time it is that this year has been incredibly unpredictable and exceptionally stressful. Now with the added stress of a presidential election, according to the American Psychological Association’s latest...

#WellnessWednesday: A Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

The results for #WellnessWednesday are in, and the winner was Healthy Thanksgiving! It can be hard to stick to a healthy diet with all of the food offered on Thanksgiving, but you can still have incredible food without giving up...