Health & Wellness

Special Olympics Missouri's Health & Wellness programs are important in creating well-balanced athletes! Click each link below to learn ways to improve your mind, body and spirit. 

Health-at-Home Programs

Starting in March 2020 as a response to the coronavirus outbreak around the world, our athlete-leaders stepped up and led the charge to keep everyone healthy by sharing their favorite exercises, workout tips and tricks, cooking recipes, and much more with their fellow athletes, coaches, and volunteers. To see all of their videos, click the link above.

Special Olympics Health

Special Olympics Health, made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, program is an initiative developed by Special Olympics Incorporated with a mission of improving the overall health of our athletes through various health screenings.


When you eat healthy, you will not only feel better but you will perform better during your sport practices, competitions, and in everyday activities. Eating Healthy does not have to be boring! Try these healthy recipes and post it to our Facebook group to show your fellow athletes just how tasty healthy is!


Exercising daily has so many benefits! To name just a few it makes us feel better, perform better in our sports, AND can even help prevent us from getting sick or injured! Make fitness fun by trying this at home workout with family and friends. Post on our Facebook group a selfie of you working out and encourage your fellow athletes to get fit too!


Everyone’s days can get very busy and sometimes we cannot control what happens in our days. By practicing mindfulness every day we can use it as a way to cope when we are feeling stressed or frustrated. Mindfulness will help melt the stress and frustration away by helping clear our minds and our bodies relax.

Train & Compete

Training and competition opportunities are available for every athlete, regardless of gender, age or ability. No matter what their ability level may be, athletes can benefit from Special Olympics.