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

…or obese, and that less than 20% hit the Government’s physical activity recommendations. Everyone with Down’s syndrome will have some form of learning disability and will have challenges with their vision. As more and more of our world revolves around technology, it’s important to ensure that the technology is adaptable for everyone. We had great input from people with Down’s syndrome, as well as parents and carers, before we began the app and wo…

Haydon and his team mates

…with the boys has done so much for Haydon’s confidence, speech and general communication skills. He now plays for his own school and is a bit of a star there too I believe! The photos 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 th…

Visiting the Electric Eels

…g? The Synchro performance in Canada and learning all the strokes. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/20190112_184414.mp4 Anna, a coach with the Electric Eels: How long have you been involved with Electric Eels? About 8 years. Why do you help at the session? It’s my favourite part of the week! It’s always great fun and it’s very rewarding to help our amazing swimmers to achieve their potential. What is your best memory from Ele…

What is a healthy diet?

To celebrate the launch of our new Health Swap app, over the coming weeks we will be posting blogs all about nutrition. This first blog will answer the questions, what is a healthy diet and why is it important? There is a lot of talk in the media at the moment about healthy eating and with new 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 fe…

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Girl power at Coventry

…erfect nutmeg which left one of the coaches in shock as they didn’t see it coming! The fantastic footwork and teamwork shown during the game was brilliant to see. A great session ran by great coaches who are teaching the girls everything they need to know 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…

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DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…. Luke has benefited from seeing me deliver the sessions and then slowly becoming more and more involved. His confidence has grown over the last 6 months and now has a much greater understanding of our coaching methods. All of the players respect his coaching and many are inspired by what he has achieved.” Luke has recently become an ambassador for Cardiff City FC Foundation which is a huge achievement! Well done Luke and keep up the good work. We…

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…