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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!

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Nutrition

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.

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Hydration

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.

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Physical Activity

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.

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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!