Friday April 3, 2020
Health & Wellness Newsletter
As we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 on all of our lives, Special Olympics Connecticut is offering athletes new ways to stay active, healthy and connected through virtual health and fitness opportunities. Find out more here .

SOCTFit5 Facebook Page
This week we kicked-off our SOCT Fit 5 Facebook Group 8-week Challenge ! Check out all of the great resources that were shared with the group below.
Movement Monday
Get moving with these Fit 5 Level 1 Exercises!

Repeat this video three times throughout the day to reach your Fit 5 goal of 30-minutes of exercise!

Take-a-Walk Tuesday
We kicked-off Take-a-Walk Tuesday with the help of Special Olympics Connecticut President, Beau Doherty!

Beau visited his favorite place to walk- Devils Hopyard State Park in East Haddam!

WWE Workout Wednesday
Train like a champion with Special Olympics and WWE's School of Strength exercise videos!

Complete video's 1-4 for a Superstar workout!

30-Minute Thursday
Dance your way to the Fit 5 exercise goal with a Zumba class!

This Live with Lisa Zumba class is a great 30-minute workout that feels like a party!


Fit Foods Friday
We are thankful for our friends at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) department of Nutrition for leading our
Fit Foods Fridays!

USJ shared information about how to build a healthy and balanced meal using the MyPlate recommendations as a guide!

Strong Minds Saturday
This week we are talking about the importance of breathing to help manage stress.

When we’re calm, we don’t notice that we are breathing. But, have you noticed that we breathe faster when we are nervous? That is when it’s good to take a deep breath!

Health Tip of the Week
Healthy Handwashing
Cleaning your hands often is one of the most important things you can do to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tips for doing a good job!

SOCT Updates
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