Destress Monday: Take a Rainbow Walk

From our friends at the MondayCampaigns.org:

This Monday, look to encourage the children in your life to embrace the concept of mindfulness. Although the idea may seem abstract at first, DeStress Monday has developed a number of tools that can help children, adolescents, and teenagers get a better grasp of how mindfulness practices should make them feel.

Start with these three simple practices.

Move It Monday: Get Fit Using Body-weight

From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Your most useful piece of fitness equipment is always close by. Yes, we’re talking about your body. Body-weight exercises, also known as calisthenics, are beneficial to people of all ability levels.

This Monday, try to boost your fitness routine with these 5 simple bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere.

Youth Lacrosse Registration Opens January 16

Decatur Active Living is excited to bring back Youth Lacrosse for Boys in grades 5 – 8 and Girls in grades 6 – 8. Practice begins on Saturday, January 30, and the league runs from February 20 until May 15.

Please note that we have a new software program that will require everyone to create a new household profile.

ALL families will need to set up a NEW Family Account in CommunityPass – the City’s new registration software.  You can do this by following the prompts at https://register.communitypass.net/cityofdecatur

COMPLETE both the Information and Release Form and the Health History Form for each participant. 

If you are not going to play lacrosse, but will play other sports feel free to create your household in advance.

For more information contact Stacy.Green@decaturga.com.

Move It Monday! The Benefits of a Home Workout

From our friends at The Monday Campaigns:

Once you start working out from home, you may never want to return to the gym again. Think about it: there’s no need to get in a cold car, change into gym clothes, wait for machines, or breathe in all those curious aromas.

This Monday, we’re breaking down all the benefits of a home workout, so that you can jump-start your physical activity regimen and meet your fitness goals without having to step foot in a gym.

Learn more about the benefits of a home workout and get started today.

Enjoy Some Virtual Activities from WellCare

Our friends at Wellcare have some fun virtual learning activities to share.

Here are the clickable links:

WellCare Story Time – Tribute to MLK Jr.
https://centene.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f0eFzSWAQ4y_j7oOt6VedA

WellCare Story Time – Kids Presidents
https://centene.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f0eFzSWAQ4y_j7oOt6VedA

WellCare Wheel of Fortune Game
https://centene.zoom.us/j/93966603777?pwd=ZmgwMzJDVnhESGtRcGIyR3hzallOQT09#success

Enjoy!!


Join us for a Free Couch to 5K Program

All levels of walkers and runners are welcome. For more information or questions contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com.

Let’s Get Active This Week

We’ve all got busy schedules, but it’s important to remember to set aside time for some movement. It might be hard to believe, but it’s possible (actually, pretty easy) to go an entire day without having to walk more than a few hundred steps.

Here’s how you can fit a little fitness into your daily routine.

Voting at Decatur Recreation Center Tomorrow

Voting for the Run-off Election will be held at Decatur Recreation Center on Tuesday, January 5 from 7 am-7 pm. 

Be sure to bring a photo id with you.

Couch to 5K Begins January 18th

Looking for some motivation to get off of the couch and start running? Decatur Active Living is offering a free Couch to 5K program beginning on January 18th. We will start off slow, and build endurance over 8 weeks. And of course, we will have fun!

The group will meet on Mondays at 6 pm and Fridays at 8 am in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Group members will also do a third run on their own during the week. Safety measures for COVID will be in place.

For more information contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com.

Happy Holidays!

Active Living and Decatur Police staff members brought some holiday cheer to residents at Phillips Towers and Park Trace yesterday. Carols were sung, gifts were presented, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus made their yearly appearance.

Thanks to JenCare Senior Medical Center and Humana for sponsoring the cheer!