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Physical Activities for Adults with Disabilities

By | May 13th, 2014|Prevention|

A new report released this week from the CDC shows nearly half of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity don’t get any…  putting them at a greater risk for chronic diseases. The report showed that adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes or [...]

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President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

By | July 18th, 2013|General|

If you’re a product of the 60s and 70s like me… you probably remember that the President’s Council on Physical Fitness  was a big deal in elementary school.  At least it was in Tucson where I grew up.  By practicing things like chin ups, rope climbing, and running a mile in a certain time you could qualify [...]

Improving Physical Activity & Nutrition for Folks with Special Needs

By | October 10th, 2012|General|

Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAz) has been a core partner for improving the health of folks with disabilities in Arizona for a long time.  They'll have an opportunity to take their mission even further as a result of our new partnership between Special Olympics and our Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs to better integrate kids with [...]

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Healthy Athletes

By | May 12th, 2011|Prevention|

Did you know that Special Olympics’ Healthy Athletes Program is the largest health care provider for people with intellectual disabilities in the world? Although “health” and “athletics” tend to be two topics that are believed to go hand in hand—that is not always the case, as Special Olympics leaders became aware of over the years.  [...]

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