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How to Build a Healthy Lifestyle: A Conversation with the Special Olympics Fitness & Families Team

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From left to right: Melissa Otterbein, Senior Manager of Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles; Gwen Apgar, Manager of Fitness for Sports Performance; Sean Nevills, Manager of Fitness & Health in Schools and Jennifer Pittman, Manager of Healthy Families.

On this week’s episode of Inclusion Revolution Radio, podcast hosts Novie Craven and Abe Assaad spoke with members of the Special Olympics health team—Melissa Otterbein, Senior Manager of Fitness and Healthy Lifestyles; Gwen Apgar, Manager of Fitness for Sports Performance; Sean Nevills, Manager of Fitness & Health in Schools and Jennifer Pittman, Manager of Healthy Families.

In addition to being the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is also a leading health organization for those with ID. By sharing best fitness practices and health information among athletes and their families, Special Olympics encourages a healthy lifestyle for all. Our guests also spoke about the Family Health Forums and why they are a helpful tool for families to have access to ahead of National Family Health & Fitness Day on Saturday, September 24.

Don’t forget to subscribe and tune in to this week’s episode of Inclusion Revolution Radio with Melissa, Gwen, Sean, and Jennifer to get more insights into fitness and the keys to living a healthy lifestyle.

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