We have another packed month for Active Adults at Decatur Active Living. We have a variety of classes for everyone so don’t miss out.

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Move It Monday: Dance With Someone You Love!

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

Looking for some enjoyable activities you can do with your partner to get moving this Monday? Why not get started on the right foot with some dancing!

Dancing is often considered a social activity so its many health benefits can be overlooked.  While certainly entertaining, dancing is also an excellent form of physical activity that offers a broad range of benefits. It’s good for your heart and can improve muscular strength, balance, and flexibility.

But wait, there’s more! Getting fit with a partner can bring unexpected rewards such as quality time with your partner, improve your mood, and make it easier and more enjoyable to commit to fitness.

Ready to dance? Get started today!

  • You don’t need to be an expert – it’s easy to find a class with a good instructor at your local gym, recreation center, or dance studio.
  • There is no equipment necessary, except a good pair of comfortable shoes.
  • Dancing can be for everyone. If you or your partner need special accommodations, seek out adapted special needs classes. Many facilities are committed to providing all-access classes.

Spend quality time on the dance floor with your partner this Monday for a fulfilling and shared fitness experience. Move It Monday is an international campaign encouraging people of all fitness levels to kick off the week with exercise.

An Early Article about the “Velocipede”

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An article from 1869:

In Atlanta, GA, yesterday’s “Constitution” has this article about the latest National trend that has reached the Southland: “Velocipede Club.—We learn that a Velocipede Club will shortly be organized in the Gate City (Atlanta), a little on the exclusive order, as only men of weight and standing will be admitted as members. A former judge of the county Court; a renowned rock mason; ‘our fat boy’ (?), and a gentleman from Milton county, it is said, will be among the first contestants for the prize for skillful practice on the ‘wooden horse’”…..It is in this year that the two-wheel velocipede will begin to be called “bicycle”…..

Valentines Dance for Grades 1 – 3

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Celebrate Arbor Day with a FREE Tree

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Smart Cycling Classes for Adults at Decatur Active Living

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For more information about cycling in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking or contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

FREE Family Days at Oakhurst Pool!

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Move It Monday: Do a Monday Mile

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From our friends at MoveItMonday:

Walk For Heart Health
February is American Heart Month and we’re highlighting some of the positive impacts physical activity can have on your heart. Being more active can offer many benefits to your health. It can help reduce stress, build muscles, and increase your endurance. It can also boost your heart health! Walking is something many of us do every day, several times a day. When it’s done for more than 30 minutes a day, it can be a great exercise for people at almost any level of fitness. It’s the first Monday of American Heart Month, so find some time to walk today!

Walking Can Be a Perfect Low-Impact Activity
Some people are a bit daunted by the idea of exercise or may not feel like they’re in the condition to take on something physically demanding. But walking can be an ideal low-impact activity for people who are just starting a fitness routine, coming back after a medical recovery or even pursuing something more challenging. Thirty minutes of brisk walking every day can add up to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity you get every week, even if that 30 minutes is broken up into 10- or 15-minute walks.

According to the American Heart Association, a daily walking routine can benefit your cardiovascular system by reducing your risk for several conditions such as heart disease and stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes (as well as osteoporosis and breast and colon cancer). If the physical rewards weren’t enough, walking also burns calories, keeps your muscles strong, and reduces stress. And all you have to do is walk!

Start Monday and Keep Moving
If you can devote 30 minutes to walking a Monday Mile during your day, that’s great! But there are many ways to incorporate more walking into your daily routine that can be done throughout the day. If you have a dog, take him or her for a walk instead of staying in the backyard. If you drive a car, park farther away from your destination and walk the rest of the way. Taking stairs instead of an elevator is another way to squeeze in a few steps; it also provides an added challenge and changes up your terrain. You can even take a walk around your office and hold “walk-and-talk” meetings.

This Monday, get walking for a healthier heart! Seek ways to keep it up all week, and let each Monday be a reminder to stay on track.

Time to Enter the Bike To School Poster Contest

We are encouraging children in grades K – 8 to enter the 4th annual Bike To School Poster Contest. Entries are due at your school no later than 5 pm on March 8. Schools will select their top three entries and submit them to Decatur Active Living to be judged by a special panel of judges. The top 4 posters will receive a gift certificate from Bicycle South and will be invited to a May City Commission meeting to be recognized.

Entry forms are available at the schools, Ebster and Decatur Recreation Centers and online at decaturga.com/srts.

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