Special Olympics Texas has partnered with a state agency, the Department of Aging and Disabilities (DADS), on a 12 week program designed to keep our athletes active without having to use exercise equipment or join any fitness clubs or gyms.
Everyone wants to be healthy, and exercise can help keep you looking and feeling your best. Regular exercise can help you start improving your health in as little as 3 weeks.
Experts advise that the activity does not have to be done all at one time. If it works better to take 2, 15-minute walks than one 30-minute walk, by all means do so. Just keep the goal in mind.
Regular physical activity can help reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis. Everyone, regardless of their age and ability, can obtain health benefits from physical activity.
Those who regularly engage in exercise may enjoy the following benefits:
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To the fullest extent permitted by law, Special Olympics Texas prohibits concealed handguns, open carry of handguns, and all weapons (other types of guns, knives, etc.) at Special Olympics Texas practices, competitions, offices, events and functions.