New Health Swap app launches to improve digital skills and encourage positive lifestyle choices for people with Down’s syndrome

…n uses that information to reward users with badges and points for planning, shopping, cooking and eating healthy meals, and also tracks, records and rewards increased physical activity. All about the visuals The app uses lots of visual icons. In fact, Health Swap contains 300 food icons, many of which we’ve custom designed. We’ve also created 70 different activity icons which cover everything from swimming to sweeping. Creating the best experienc…

Haydon and his team mates

…s are from a Sporting 87 tournament last year which was judged not on score, but on skills, passing and sportsmanship. Haydon’s team won. Suffice it to say that every boy in the team wanted Haydon to receive the cup on their behalf. I cannot say enough about them or their coach Trevor. Sporting 87 have turned Haydon’s dreams into reality.   Haydon needed special sports glasses to play and these were quite expensive. An organisation called Anglers…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…he Electric Eels? 5 years Do you do any other sports or activities? Dancing, trampolining, multi-skills sport Why do you like swimming? I like seeing my friends What is your best memory of swimming? Swimming galas Pauline Walker, Founder of Electric Eels: How long have you been involved with Electric Eels? I founded the club 10 years ago after being involved with disability swimming for 25 years. I am passionate about all aspects of the club and I…

What is a healthy diet?

…diets appearing every day, it can be a confusing world. Whether it is paleo, veganism, pescatarian, low carb, Atkinson, fasting and so many more, it can feel very overwhelming and can lead to people simply giving up. When faced with all this information it can be sometimes be useful to go back to basics and look at what a healthy diet is. The DSActive Health Swap app is designed to help people with Down’s syndrome to make positive changes to their…

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Girl power at Coventry

…now in football! If you would like more information about Coventry’s sessions or would even like to pop along, please look at their website http://www.sbitc.org/ for more information, or contact the DSActive team.  …

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DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…f City. Through DSActive’s coach-ability course Luke, and two other players, completed their FA Level 1 coaching badges. Luke had shown great coaching potential, taking on board the skills he’d learnt on his course and putting them into to practice at DSActive Bluebirds training sessions. He had also expressed a real desire to work for the Foundation as a volunteer football coach. Josh Law, the Health and Disability Co-ordinator at the Foundation,…

A winter’s Wednesday in Middlesbrough

…erall a great time was had by all, with a lot of talk about the final goal and how it would be prevented next week. Thanks to Middlesbrough for attending the workshop and putting on the session. For more information about the session check out https://www.dsactive.org.uk/football-session/middlesbrough/ To find a session near a DSActive session near you click here or if you’ve been inspired to set up your own DSActive session, you can email the DSA…