Join us on Wednesday, September 30th from 7:00-8:00 pm, as our newly trained Special Olympics Maryland Health Messengers lead their first Performance Stations. Our Health Messengers will be offering performance stations covering these topics: nutrition, hydration, physical activity, and game day minds. Historically, these Performance Stations are offered in-person at competitions throughout the year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with our new found love for Zoom, you can attend virtually! Pre-registration is required - click the button below to sign up!
Diet provides the fuel for athletes and Unified Partners to participate in sports and live a healthy lifestyle. Making healthy food choices prior to and after sports training and competition enhances performance and optimizes recovery. This station teaches athletes about the importance of selecting healthy options.
Proper hydration before, during, and after a sports competition requires appropriate attention to beverage type and quantity. Dehydration can become a major health concern causing lethargy, dizziness, and even fainting, however, even mild dehydration can impair participants’ focus and decrease athletic performance.
Physical activity is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. While sports are a great avenue for physical activity, specific exercises performed before, during, and after practices and competition, as well as outside of practice can help prevent injuries as well as enhance performance.
Game Day Minds
Sport performance can improve with increased concentration, motivation, and confidence. This station educates participants about the importance of a positive mindset, methods to stay focused when things go wrong, and how a Strong Mind can help you play better and feel better!