Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 3/23

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 with daily wellness goals, fitness videos, giveaways and more!

Commit to Stay Fit!

The exercise of the week is a push up, demonstrated by Special Olympics Massachusetts athlete and Global Health Messenger Beth Donahue. Push ups are a great exercise that work on your upper body.

We challenge you to take a video of you doing 10 pushups, however is most comfortable for you, then post your video on social media using #StayFitWithSOMA and tag a friend who you challenge to do 10 pushups!

Submit your video of you doing the 10 pushups and receive a free gift!

Exercise of the week!

Live online fitness classes – Wednesday at 3 p.m.!

Join Fitness and Competition Coordinator Vicky DiNatale at 3pm on Wednesday via GoToMeeting for a live online fitness class! Simply click the link and “join on the web”. Wear comfortable clothes and find a room with some space to work out. Don’t forget to have water available to rehydrate!

Click this link to join the fitness class at 3pm on Wednesday!

Fitness Feature

Coach Margie and Ethan from the Scituate Track & Field Team demonstrated some stretches you can do right at home!

Submit a video or photo of how you’re staying fit for a chance to be featured! 

Nutrition Tips

If you need to make a trip to the grocery store here are some healthier items to look for!

Canned Items

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Beans
  • Fish
  • Sauces (Tomato sauce)
  • Soups and chili

Pantry Items

  • Quinoa
  • Brown Rice
  • Pasta: Whole Grain
  • Chicken, beef or vegetable stock: Look for ones low in Sodium
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts and nut butters
  • Shelf-stable, pasteurized milk: Almond Milk

Frozen Foods

  • Fruit and Veggies
  • Meat

Fit 5 Tip

Don’t forget to eat 5 fruits and or vegetables a day!  Frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh!!

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