Summer Solstice Yoga June 21 on the Square – Community Invited

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Decatur Active Living invites the community to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur.

Throughout history, many cultures have associated the summer solstice with a renewal of mind, body and spirit in a celebration of the sense of joyfulness and the fun that the sunshine evokes in all of us. Come together to celebrate with a community practice. If it rains, we will move to the Decatur Recreation Center.

Bring your mat, water and your sense of fun. The event is free, however we encourage a $10 donation to the Decatur Youth Fund. No one will be turned away.

For more information contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

 

Rejuvenate Better With Sleep

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Happy Healthy Monday!

Not sleeping enough?  You’re not alone. 1 in 3 people do not get enough sleep. Rejuvenate this Monday with fresh techniques and strategies to put some z’s on your pillow.

Start Monday refreshed by having a healthy plan on Sunday to wind down and get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is the most powerful way we have to recharge and replenish. Waking up from a night of deep sleep can boost your energy, put you in a good mood, and make you feel optimistic. If you’re tossing and turning, it’s time for some sleep solutions.

Read some tips for getting a good night’s sleep on the Healthy Monday blog.

Third Friday Bike Ride is June 15: Beach Theme!

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The theme for the June bike ride is “the beach!” Wear your beachy garb, decorate your bike, or just come and ride. We will cycle 6 miles around Decatur neighborhoods, then afterward we will visit the Summer in the City event on the Square for food and fun. (The after event is optional, of course.)

The first 20 people will receive a lighted lei to wear on the ride!

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to put wheels down at 6:30 pm. Be sure to bring water and a helmet. Helmets are required for all city sponsored rides.

Check back here for updates in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Hope to see you on Friday!

Move It Monday: Take Your Game Outside

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From our friends at #MoveItMonday….

Of course, you know time flies when you’re having fun. If your fitness routine needs some fun this Monday, try taking a class or signing up for group sports – volleyball, basketball, softball, or some ultimate Frisbee in the park. Plus, you can’t overlook the benefits, from stress reduction to making friends.

Exercising in a group can sometimes be even better than exercising alone. Studies compared the two and found regular group fitness classes can lead to a significant decrease in stress and an increase in physical, mental, and emotional quality of life.

See the advantages of exercising in a group here.

 

Ladies Night Basketball at Decatur Recreation Center

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Understanding & Maximizing your Social Security Benefits this Thursday, June 7th, at 6:30 pm

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Destress Monday: Tackle Stress With Gratitude

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From our friends at Healthy Monday:

Power up your Monday with positivity by cultivating gratitude. You’ll experience more well-being, less fatigue, and a brighter outlook.

Feeling grateful is a seed, once planted, that never stops growing and giving back. Seeing the glass half empty, or feeling pessimistic, can be hard to shake. It can also stress you out. A great antidote is to generate some gratitude.

Click here to find out how.

Active Adult Newsletter – June Edition

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Youth Opening Day Baseball Parade is Saturday, June 2

Join Decatur Active Living as we cheer on our young baseball players! Youth Baseball Opening Day begins with a parade at 11 am. The parade begins at McKoy Park and winds its way through Oakhurst, passing by Harmony Park, ending at Oakhurst Park.

Games begin at noon, with the first pitch being thrown by Mayor Patti Garrett.

We hope to see everyone on Saturday as we cheer on our young athletes!

National Senior Health Fair is Wednesday!

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Join us at Decatur Recreation Center to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 am until 1 pm. Yes, Doc Broc will be here too!

All activities are free!

Exercise Classes:
9 am:  Aerobic Dance
9 am:  50+ Walk
10:15 am:  Functional Exercise for Seniors
11:30 am:  Tai chi
12 pm:  Chair yoga

Panel Discussions:
9:30 am:  Alzheimers and Dementia: What You Need to Know
10:45 am:  Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Exploitation
12 pm:  Little Things You Can Do Every Day to Stay Active and Eat Healthier

On the front Lawn  (will be moved inside in the event of rain)
9:30 am:  Aromatherapy Minitutorial
11 am:  DrunRise Drumming Circle
12 pm:  Aromoatherapy Minitutorial

Movie on the Lawn 11:30 am:  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Exercise Demos, Vendors, Memory Testing, and more!

Steel City Pops from 11 am – 1 pm- the first 100 people will get one free!

Come on over and “Engage at Every Age”