Health Swap App

…the App awards you badges and points as you make positive changes to your health. Choose from many healthy home cooked meal alternatives and get expert nutritional advice and pointers by learning how to ‘Eat the Rainbow’. Gone are the days of sifting through healthy eating recipe books and scribbling long lists of ingredients. Health Swap helps you plan for the week ahead by giving the user scroll-able ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once…

2019 Guest Blogs Review

…some amazing coaching advice, and why she loves coaching so much. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/go-into-your-sessions-with-patience/   And finally, we got the chance to catch up with the winner of the Newcastle United Foundation Disability Player of the Year Christopher! https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/christopher-newcastle/   Thank you to everyone who has written guest blogs for us this year! We always enjoy hearing about your experiences. I…

What is a healthy diet?

…tion 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 diet, including making their diet healthier. There are many different definitions of a healthy diet. The definition used by the DSActive team, and the basis of our Health Swap app, is as follows: “A healthy and balanced diet is mainly made up of ve…

A day at the Better Health, Better Lives event

…ivities to try out. Living a healthy life is so important for everyone, it can make you feel better and help you to enjoy the activities you like to engage in, from walking to running and everything in between. The event really highlighted how we can all take small steps to improve our health and the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. The DSActive team would like to thank representatives from all of our sessions in the area for coming along to the…

Simplyhealth supports people with Down’s syndrome to have a healthy lifestyle

…r more consistent healthcare. Sarah Ford, Chair of Simplyhealth Charitable Committee comments: “It’s clear that the DSActive clubs means so much to many children and families across the UK. We’re delighted to be able to fund six additional football and tennis clubs which will help people with Down’s Syndrome to maintain healthy lifestyles, whilst importantly, have lots of fun!” About Simplyhealth Since 1872 – long before the existence of the NHS –…

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

…n’s syndrome to play snooker. This will also create a route for those club-based players to compete in our WDBS events, knowing that they will enjoy the same positive experience in both environments.” Alex Rawle, DSActive Project Manager said: “We are really excited to work with WDBS and WPBSA to support more people with Down’s syndrome to play snooker. Snooker is a great sport for people with Down’s syndrome to play, we know many people with Down…

Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

…their humanity and their affection, it’s very difficult not to enjoy their company. When I was asked to come here tonight, I was more than happy and it’s great to see them all again. “Our Foundation does a wonderful job, and you can see how much the children enjoy it and how good the coaches are with the young players, so it’s 100% positive. “It’s not just about coaching, it’s about enjoyment, pure and simple. The main thing is that they go home e…

Carbohydrates – the energy providers

…an important part of a balanced diet. Fibre is also an important part of a healthy diet, helping to maintain gut health and manage energy release. Fibre can come from slow releasing carbohydrates, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans and legumes and should be consumed daily. A lack of fibre can often be the culprit for gastrointestinal issues. For more information on the Health Swap app please click here or email dsactive@downs-syndrome…