Healthy living

…rtant for people with Down’s syndrome who can be more susceptible to weight-related conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Research has found that of those involved in DSActive sessions, 27% have lost weight, 68% have improved their fitness, 71% have grown in confidence, 78% have improved their physical ability and 91% have improved their social skills. Being active is an important part of being healthy, but what you eat is just as import…

A review of 2019

…d Sport which was managed by Citizens Online. Working with app development company The Distance and Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting, the app was designed, built, and available for download within 7 months. You can find out more about the app here and download it for FREE here. National Festivals Our 9th National Football Festival took place in Birmingham, with over 140 players attending on the day. It was a brilliant day, and all the DSActive…

Tips on fundraising by Brentford Penguin FC

…ever they may be also, to extend the Penguin impact and reach marginalised communities elsewhere. Being a competitive team is NOT what the Penguins is about. Instead, we focus on well-being and health as a priority.” What advice/ tips would you give a football club trying to raise money? “For any grassroots club looking to raise money, we would advise firstly spending some quality time with the local community. Speak with and befriend the local bu…

What is a healthy diet?

…trointestinal conditions and hypothyroidism. The Down’s Syndrome Association’s Health Series contains more information on these conditions and can be found on the DSA’s website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk For more information on the Health Swap app please click here or email dsactive@downs-syndrome.org.uk…

DSActive & WorkFit support Luke in his new role

…hat can benefit the rest of their lives. For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300, email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk or visit the WorkFit website:www.dsworkfit.org.uk…

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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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…

Upbeats show off their skills to Charlton’s first team!

…s lives”. It was a fantastic day all round and the Upbeats had a great day meeting some of their footballing hero’s. The Upbeats have a charity walk coming up on the 8 April. To find out more please visit www.cact.org.uk….