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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 9/18/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Heather St….

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/14

This week’s theme is: A Football Themed Workout Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog is a workout inspired by the start of football season! Football Themed Workout This workout is a body weight workout meaning no equipment is necessary! It can be done inside or outside, whichever you prefer. Tight or small space to work out in? No problem! Each of these exercises can be done in small spaces. Modifications for each exercise is available.  The…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 9/11/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Heather St….

Author: Deepa Ananth

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/7

This week’s theme is: A Healthy Grocery Store List! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog will focus on an example of a grocery store list that not only is healthy, makes lots of different meals but is also within a budget! Why Create A Grocery Store List Before we begin, I want to ask you a question, do you make a grocery store list before you go food shopping? If you answered, yes, then great!! If…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/31

This week’s theme is Fun Facts About Fitness! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog will focus on fun facts about fitness you probably didn’t know! Fun Facts About Fitness….. …..That you probably didn’t know. Everyone knows that you should workout because its “healthy” or because its “good” for you. Lets look at some other benefits & reasons why you should be working out! Exercising improves brain performance. Cardiovascular exercise helps create new brain cells. This enhances…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Return to Play Activities Leaderboard 8/28/2020

Although not every sport and activity is possible right now due to Covid-19, teams and individual athletes have the opportunity to participate in Return to Play Challenges from home. Check out the weekly leaderboard of participants below who have submitted results for the July through November Return to Play Challenge! Leaderboard will be updated every Friday as we receive new submissions. Results can be sent directly to Ops@SpecialOlympicsMA.org, or through the Return to Play Online Submission Form. Participants can submit results as frequently or infrequently as they want. The challenge will end on November 30th. Top 10: Natasha Connor…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With Soma 8/24

This week’s theme is Healthy Breakfast Options! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on 6 great foods to for Breakfast! It’s recommended to consume a full meal with  whole grain, lean protein, low fat dairy, fruits and vegetables! Breakfast gives you a chance to start each day with a healthy and nutritious meal. Adults who report regularly eating a healthy breakfast are more likely to: Eat more vitamins and minerals Control their weight Control…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/17

This week’s theme is Pre-Workout Foods! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on 6 great foods to eat before you workout. It’s recommended to consume a full meal with carbs, protein, and healthy fats 2–3 hours before your workout. But for meals eaten closer to your workout, choose simpler carbs and some protein. Foods that are simple to digest will help prevent any stomach discomfort during exercise. 6 Pre-Workout Foods Bananas– Bananas are nature’s…

Author: Michael Redington

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Wilmington educator runs at home for Special Olympics

Diana Hill is a Special Education teacher at Wilmington High School and a co-organizer of the Wilmington and Burlington Unified School Day Games which typically happens each spring. Unfortunately due to Covid- 19 the School Day Games, which would have celebrated its fourth year, was cancelled. Although Hill was at home and not organizing the event for her students, she still wanted to find a way to be involved with Special Olympics. When the Run, Bike, Walk program was announced in July she jumped on board and has already surpassed her $1,000 fundraising goal! “I love this organization and…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/10

This week’s theme is Strong Bones! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on how to build healthy bones. There are many different ways to strengthen your bones. Having strong bones can help your sports performance and daily life! Our bones help provide structure, protect our organs, support muscles, and store calcium. It’s especially important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence. But you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health,…

Author: Michael Redington

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