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Stay Fit With SOMA – Virtual Summer Games Challenges

This week’s theme is Virtual Summer Games! Every week we have been posting 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 Virtual Summer Games! This year, please join us for Virtual Summer Games! This event is open to everyone and is a safe way to compete amongst your friends and peers from across the state. Train and compete from home and come together virtually to celebrate your accomplishments via Facebook and YouTube on June 12th and 13th, 2020. Step #1: PRACTICE…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 5/11

This week’s theme is Hydration! Every week we have been posting 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 hydration! Hydration = to add or absorb water! Your body is made up of about 60% of water.  Your body needs that much water so it can perform everyday tasks. Some of those tasks are: Protect your tissues, spinal cord, and joints Regulate body temperature Remove waste Help with digestion BUT when you sweat, exercise, go to the bathroom, even just…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 5/ 4/2020

This week’s theme is Nutrition! Every week we have been posting 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 Nutrition!   A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or at home. The difference between a portion and a serving size, is that a serving size is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts, or food label.  For example, the food label says that one serving size equals 1/2…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA! – Week of 4/27

This week’s theme is Strong Minds! Every week we have been posting 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 Strong Minds which is our Healthy Athlete discipline for emotional health. Strong Minds focuses on developing adaptive coping skills. During times like this, many of us might feel overwhelmed or stressed out so its important we all take time to learn and practice different strategies that will help us cope with stress in a healthy way! Below are tips for…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Online Athlete Chat with Mike Kelley

Do you ever get that feeling you are not sure what to do when something comes up and it prevents you from having discussion with you peers? It can be difficult at first because we are not sure how we can have our discussion about some topics. You can think of ways to stay in touch with your peers and have casual conversations with them. I’ve discovered an answer to that is having chats through technology, especially the Special Olympics Massachusetts Live Chat on Zoom. Every Friday, I along with Special Olympics employee Charles Hirsch host a chat on…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 4/20

Every week we’ll be posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! Plus – if you commit to stay fit you’ll receive even more exercises and tips! Why you should Commit to Stay Fit with SOMA: Access to our athlete fitness dashboard Weekly email with the blog of the week and info on live fitness class Daily wellness goals Nutrition tips and recipes Winner of the week giveaway! Commit to Stay Fit! Exercise of the week – Squats! The exercise of the week is…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Cajun Chicken Ragu Recipe

One of my favorite dishes, this Cajun Chicken Ragu is a comforting and filling meal that can still be healthy! Typically this calls for bacon and sausage, but even without those two ingredients, this dish is still a hit and packs a ton of flavor and comfort. It also involves a lot of veggies and protein to make a well-rounded dish! Originating from the Cajun/Creole style of cooking, you don’t need to go down to New Orleans to enjoy it – it can be made right in your kitchen here in New England.  Many of the ingredients are common ones that can be found in your kitchen pantry….

Author: Matt Vaghi

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Healthy Recipes- Meals

It can be easy to eat healthy at home! You just need to have the right ingredients (and you probably have many of them right in your pantry or refrigerator!) Here are some of our favorite meal ideas – check them out: Breakfast Recipes: Baked Egg Muffins Egg White Omelet Breakfast Banana Split Banana Oat Pancakes Smoothies Lunch Recipes: Chicken Tenders Turkey Avocado Wrap Roasted Red Pepper and Hummus Sandwich How to make a healthier salad   Dinner Recipes: Baked Salmon One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies Taco Salad Three Cheese Penne Pasta Snack Recipes: Ants on a Log…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 4/13

Every week we’ll be posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! Plus – if you commit to stay fit you’ll receive even more exercises and tips! Why you should Commit to Stay Fit with SOMA: Access to our athlete fitness dashboard Weekly email with the blog of the week and info on live fitness class Daily wellness goals Nutrition tips and recipes Winner of the week giveaway! Commit to Stay Fit! Exercise of the week – Wall Sit Challenge! The exercise of the…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA- Week of 3/30

  Every week we’ll be posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! Plus – if you commit to stay fit you’ll receive access to our athlete fitness dashboard, daily wellness goals, fitness videos, live fitness class, giveaways and more! Commit to Stay Fit! Exercise of the week! – Planks! The exercise of the week is a plank demonstrated by Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete and Global Health Messenger Beth Donahue. Planks are a great way to strengthen your core and can also be modified…

Author: Catherine Twing

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