Fit 5 Makes It Easy To Get Fit

A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium, today (17 March).
A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium, today (17 March).

Fitness is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for everyone. For athletes, a good fitness routine can help them perform at the highest level during every competition while feeling confident.

The Special Olympics Fit 5 program makes is easy for anyone to get fit. Just remember these three simple actions:

  • Exercise 5 days a week
  • Eat 5 total fruits & vegetables per day
  • Drink 5 bottles of water per day

Hillary Kern, Special Olympics Health Messenger and athlete from Texas, found the Fit 5 program so useful that she made a video series to help other athletes get fit too. She said, “I now have the tools to be in charge of my own fitness. I found out that you can start small, with one change and build on that first step. The process has also helped me think more about nutrition and fueling my body with the right foods ahead of competition.”

Download the Fit 5 guide here.

The work of Special Olympics Health is supported by Golisano Foundation, and in the United States also by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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