Health

Special Olympics Athletes, Hillary Kern in a pink Special Olympics hoodie smiling for a picture. Behind her are two Special Olympics Healthy Athletes posters hung on a tan wall.
The following submission comes from Special Olympics New Hampshire athlete Parker Thornton.
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Chicago Cubs Pitcher, Kyle Hendricks, stands with athletes and two Celebrity Sweat celebrities after participating in Yoga. Athletes are in shorts and a red shirt that reads Keep Calm and Live Unified and some of the athletes have medals around their necks. Kyle in all blue and white tights has a medal around his neck.
SO athlete Daniel Smrokowski, Chicago Cubs Kyle Hendricks and his wife Emma Hendricks shared their motivations and daily routines.
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Two SO Fit coaches in red shirts and black athletic bottoms, standing above athletes that are laying on the floor that are performing chest presses with light weights.
It is well documented that people with intellectual disabilities are less active than the general population.
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2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Award Honorees
This is the highest Special Olympics honor for health partners. See who won the inaugural awards, and why their work matters so much.
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Urgent Enough—Building Healthy Communities
The founding of the Special Olympics Healthy Communities program in 2012 filled an urgent need for care for athletes around the world.
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Healthy Athletes: Training for Games, Training for Life
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program empowers athletes to play well and live healthy lives.
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Healthy Athletes: Making a Difference
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes clinics, run by trained volunteers, are making a huge impact in the lives of athletes.
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Catherine Gruss: It's About More Than Sports
Catherine learned what a huge—and life-changing—difference a visit to a Special Olympics Healthy Athletes clinic can make.
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