Celebrate World Tai Chi Day with a FREE Practice

World Tai Chi-QiGong Flyer 2018

Summer Sports Camps, Register Now!

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Sports Camps

Decatur Tennis Tournament – Sign up by May 1

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It’s time to sign up for the City of Decatur Tennis Tournament!

The competition features Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for men, women and juniors at all skill levels (Open, A, B, and C divisions). Entry fee is $25 for one event and $40 for 2 events. Tournament play begins on Monday May 14th and goes through Sunday May 20th. Weekday matches may start as early as 5pm and weekend matches typically start at 9am. We do honor schedule conflicts if submitted by the deadline.

The deadline to sign up for the tournament is May 1st. For information and to sign up visit  http://glta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tour

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Register Now, Lil’ Sluggers Baseball!

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Bike Rodeo, Free Event!

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Bike Rodeo

Lil’ Warriors, Register Now!

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Sifu Tom Hardy Workshop at Decatur Recreation Center

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Update: This workshop has been cancelled.

Enhance your Tai Chi-Qigong practice with Sifu Tom Hardy. He will be conducting a workshop at Decatur Recreation Center on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.

For information and reservations contact Steve Dorage at 404-617-0071 or sdorage@mindspring.com. Spaces must be reserved by March 15th.

FREE Family Day at Oakhurst Pool March 17

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National Nutrition Month: “Go Further With Food”

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“Go Further with Food” is the theme for 2018 National Nutrition Month, and its importance is timely for many reasons. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further and by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month® encourages us to achieve the numerous benefits healthy eating habits offer, but it also urges us to find ways to cut back on food waste. Learning how to manage food resources at home will help you “Go Further with Food”, while saving both nutrients and money.

  1. Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis.
  2. Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store.
  3. Buy only the amount that can be eaten or frozen within a few days and plan ways to use leftovers later in the week.
  4. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount that’s right for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  5. Continue to use good food safety practices.
  6. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.

March is National Nutrition Month

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

When you’re getting ready for your next workout, remember that you’ll need to fuel up before and after you get moving. The right foods will help you get the most out of any exercise you choose to do and help your body recover when it’s over. This Monday, make sure your grocery list includes nutritious foods that will do your body good!

Even if you stick to low-impact exercise, eating the right kind of nutritious foods will help optimize your workout and get you in shape to come back for more. When it comes to fitness, think carbs! Carbohydrates are the key to fueling your workouts and helping you recover later. As a pre-workout food, reach for fruits and vegetables or whole grains. Save protein for after your workout since it digests more slowly and might slow you down.

One thing to do before, during, and after your workout is hydrate. The best choice is always water! You can also blend your water with fruit juice to give it a boost of natural carbohydrates. It’s always a good idea to stay hydrated, even if you don’t break a sweat.

If you do engage in exercise that is more high-impact, pay closer attention to the foods you eat as well as staying hydrated. Vigorous activity will make you sweat and you’ll have to replace the water you lose. Increase your usual water intake and eat hydrating fruits and vegetables like watermelon, celery, cucumbers, and strawberries. One excellent option post-workout is milk, which not only provides the benefits of hydration but also contains protein to repair your muscles.

Starting a healthy diet and regular exercise this Monday will not only benefit your physical health, they can provide the energy that you need to power through your busiest days!