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Our Virtual MOVEment is not just social clubs and dance parties – even though those are the fan favorites. SOMD's Virtual MOVEment is your healthy habits resource library! We have everything from exercise routines to games that you can play with your quarantine crew. There is so much content that it can definitely be a little overwhelming, so we hooked you up with a great resource library filter. Search by activity, topic, or sport to find the resource that is right for you!

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Healthy Athletes – Fit Feet

https://youtu.be/UMPVR36FSeY General Foot Care (PDF) Athletes Get "Fit" For Games (Video) Other SOMD Healthy Athletes Disciplines
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90 Day Fit 5 Challenge Recap

Special Olympics Maryland Challenges you to a 90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge designed to encourage athletes to create a healthier lifestyle by meeting their physical activity, nutrition, and hydration goals for 90 days....
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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...
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3/6 Endurance MOVEment Meeting: Sam Smith

#ICYMI Here is Spirited Sam's MOVEment Meeting from March 9th. Get your workout gear on and join Sam for this quick 30-minute endurance workout! Let us know how it goes!...
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1/9 MOVEment Meeting – Monique Matthews (Strength)

https://youtu.be/e6Aj8VZOY_0 #ICYMI and couldn't join us last night for the Monique Matthews MOVEment Meeting, don't worry we got you! Take this #WellnessWedensday and follow along with Monique's 30-minute strength workout.
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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...
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1/26 MOVEment Meeting – Sam Smith (Polar Bear Plunge)

https://youtu.be/jRIwhljTjD8 #ICYMI Athlete Leader, Sam Smith hosted an awesome MOVEment Meeting last night focusing on balance exercises for all ability types! Take time this #WellnessWednesday to improve your balance using...
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Upcoming Week January 4 – 10th

Cheers to out first full week of the New Year! We are excited to show off our new #VirtualMOVEment schedule for 2021! Monday Meditation and Mindful Mondays12:00-12:15pm on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3ptvHCb...
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12/11 MOVEment Meeting with Williow Saunders

https://youtu.be/abVvfvjaN-I Did you miss our #MOVEmentMeeting last week? No worries, although you can’t meet our awesome guest leader from University of Maryland Baltimore, Willow Saunders, you can still get in...
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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...
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11/15 Sunday Reads with RJ Nealon

“Ever since I was little, my dream was to work at ESPN. I always felt most comfortable in sports competition, it was my escape, my first love and a way...
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11/13 Move Meeting with Johns Hopkins!

Whose mascot is a Blue Jay and is located in Baltimore? If you guessed Johns Hopkins, you were right! This week’s endurance-focused #MOVEmentMeeting was hosted by JHU Special Olympics Club!...
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11/12 Social Club: Genealogy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family history? We were joined by a very special guest, Genealogist Jim Engler! Jim explained what genealogy is, what he does,...
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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...
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9/14 You Can Do It Zoomcast – Medal Stories

Monday, our athletes shared stories of their favorite Medal Moments from previous competitions during the biweekly You Can Do It Zoomcast! Check out the recording here, and feel as inspired...
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Kalkstein Chiropractic: (Ep. 6) Elbow Pain

Hey, tennis players (and all other athletes with elbow problems)! Episode 6 of Kalkstein Chiropractic's "The Top 20 Most. Common Injuries & Complaints with Athletes" is now live. This we...
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Challenge: Bob Signor Burpees with Unified Partner Mike Wenig

If you have gone to a Bob Signor basketball practice you have definitely done some burpees. Even though the basketball season is over, Unified Partner, Mike Wenig is staying active...
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Challenge: Justin Hunsinger Basketball Workout

Get your head in the game with this basketball workout lead by athlete leader Justin Hunsinger. Don't forget to comment your workouts or share them in our Virtual MOVEment Facebook...
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Challenge: McDaniel Women’s Soccer Team Workout

This week's sports challenge comes from the McDaniel Women's Soccer team! Check out this soccer workout including Ceover Mirrors and a Dribbling series. Thank you to McDaniel Women's Soccer Team...
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Sports Challenge: Ali McDonough Soccer Training

Ali McDonough, daughter of long time volunteer from Howard County, John McDonough sent us a workout challenge from the Big Apple. Follow along with the video or find the complete...
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Social Club: O’s Head Groundskeeper, Nicole Sherry

Nicole Sherry, Director, Field Operations/Head Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles. Nicole is only one of two female Directors of Field Operations in Major League Baseball. Check out the recording from...
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Social Club: Tennis Talk with Gaby Dabrowski & Julian English

Professional tennis player, Gaby Dabrowski, and SOMD Athlete Leader Julian English talked tennis last night! Gaby is a Canadian Doubles Player ranked as high as 7 in the world. She...
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Sports Talk: Justin Hunsinger & Mark Turgeon

Tonight would have been the championship final for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and to fill your void we hosted a social club sports talk focused on your favorite March...
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Sports Challenge: Opening Day

As Wild Bill Hagy would say, "O-R-I-O-L-E-S!" Opening Day at #OPACY is postponed, but you can still celebrate your hometown birds today. Post a video of you trying our Opening...
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