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Move It Monday: Practice Your Balance

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

If your exercise routine is solely made up of sweaty cardio sessions and weight lifting, you’re missing out on something major: A balance practice! A good sense of balance helps align your muscular system, which is important for stability.

So try these simple balancing moves today!

Stop by the Recreation Center for Bike to Work Day on Friday

To celebrate Bike to Work Day, Decatur Active Living will be providing a Bike Commuter Energizer station in front of the Decatur Recreation Center on Friday, May 17 from 7 – 9 am. Stop by and have some coffee, juice, breakfast goodies, Clif Bars and other goodies.

We will also have bike safety information, stickers and bike pins. Look for the orange tent!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

This week is National Women’s Health Week!

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Bike Safety Poster Winners!

Each year the Safe Routes to School program has a bike safety poster contest for National Bike Month. Four winners are chosen from many entries and the students attend a City Commission meeting to present their present posters to the Commissioners.

Special thanks to Brian Dunne, owner of Bicycle South, who provided gift certificates to the winners.

Congratulations to our winners!
1st Place:   Sara Deshpande from Renfroe Middle School
2nd Place: Maggie McClung from F.Ave
3rd Place:  Ying Chan Abel from Clairemont Elementary
4th Place:  Haley Rogan from Glennwood Elementary

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And here are the winning posters!

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For more information about Decatur’s Safe Routes to School Program, visit http://www.decaturga.com/srts.

 

 

Move It Monday: Take Yourself Outside

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

This Monday, it’s time to move it outside!

This Monday, get moving outdoors! Beyond the benefits of good, old fashioned physical activity, being outside ups the ante. Moving outside can combat fatigue and boost your mood. Even small bouts of physical activity can help you achieve these results.

How to get moving:

Jogs aren’t mandatory here; there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. To reap the rewards of moving outside, try one of the following activities this Monday:

  • Ride a bikeThis activity can be as strenuous or as leisurely as you’d like! Swap your typical commute with two wheels or grab a friend after work for a ride around the block.
  • Visit the park: Get out there and relish in the beauty of your local park.
  • Go for a hike: Explore a new trail in your neighborhood or revisit an old favorite.
  • Take out a kayak: Enjoy some time out on the water by renting a kayak at a nearby facility.

If the weather’s nice this Monday, take your move it goals outdoors. Just think back to the cold, dreary days of winters past, and soak up every drop of sunshine this season has to offer!

Click here for more Move It Monday tips.

Cooking with Class – Join Emory Medical students as they teach their last cooking class. Today at 1:30 pm. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center Cafe

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Safe Routes Champions of the Year!

 Due to their outstanding energy, creativity, love, and dedication, SRTS Parent Champions Steve Campbell, Kendall  Hamilton and Michelle Stevens at Westchester Elementary, aka the Bike Dudes, are Metro Atlanta Champions of the Year!

The three school Parent Champions at Westchester Elementary (aka the Bike Dudes) are full of energy and exude that energy to increase walking participation at the school. Westchester is located along a state route that sees a lot of traffic, along which many cars are speeding. Parents in the past have been afraid to allow their children to walk or bike to school. In the past few years that they have been the school champions they have come up with a route that takes students away from the state route and goes along a path behind the school. On walk days, each child is greeted by the “team” who are dressed for the occasion. Michelle has a stuffed animal, a wolf which is the school’s mascot, attached to her helmet. The others are also decked out. Each child who walks to school receives a marble that is then put into a clear cylinder. If the number of marbles reaches a certain line, the school receives 15 minutes of extra recess on Friday.

On Ga Walk & Roll Day and International Walk to School Day the school consistently has at least 60% participation.

They dress up and do skits at the community circles held on Friday mornings to encourage the students to participate. They are there to greet the students at the door not only on the “special” days, but at each month’s walk and roll day. For the Christmas holiday walk and roll, they had Santa and Mrs. Claus visit and be part of the skit at the community circle. The children were thrilled!”

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May is National Bike Month!

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Join us for one or more of the fun biking activities we have planned for National Bike Month. We love to bike and want to have some fun with the community!

We will be at the Concert on the Square on May 11 and the Blue Sky Concert on May 15 giving out bicycle safety information as well as our new 3 foot law bumper stickers. Look for the orange Active Living tent and come by to say hello!

For more details on rides in May and biking in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking.