This week at Decatur Active Living – check out our great events.

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Active Adult November Newsletter -Hope to see you at some of our awesome events.

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Move It Monday: Write Your Own Success Story

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

This Monday, keep a record of your workouts. Tracking your fitness accomplishments will help identify useful patterns, reveal a picture of your overall performance, and help you stay on top of your progress.

Previously, we’ve covered how and why to keep a journal. We’ll now share tips on what to write down to keep you motivated and inspired.

  • Set a goal. 10,000 steps in a day? 20 minutes of non-stop cardio three times a week? Three weight-lifting sessions in a week? 30 minutes of laps every Saturday? Whatever it is, put it on the horizon. This is your goal.
  • Keep track. Track your numbers every day and be accountable. A possible entry would include: Date, exercise, time, distance, and any other miscellaneous notes – like how it made you feel or what you might need to change to bring you closer to your goals.
  • Find activities you enjoy. When you’re invested and having fun, you’re more likely to want to achieve your fitness goals. Be adaptable, not only will you work more muscles, but fitness may be less routine and more fun. Also, consider making fitness more social by inviting your friends or taking a class.

This Monday, use your personal data to see the big picture. When you see all your fitness accomplishments in one place, you’re more likely to feel a sense of completion and be motivated to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, it feels good!

Find us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram for more healthy Monday tips, news, and suggestions to achieve your fitness goals!

Tomorrow – Financial Goal Setting class with Capstone Financial -Tuesday, Oct. 16th at 6:30pm. Meet us at Decatur Recreation Center

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Don’t forget – Get your Flu shot today at Decatur Recreation Center.

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Get your Flu Shots at Decatur Recreation Center this Friday, the 12th, from 9:30am – 11:30am. See you there!

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The Bicycle is Born

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Like many of the world’s greatest inventions, the machine that gave rise to what we know as the bicycle was born of necessity. A string of poor harvests in Europe from 1812 led a German civil servant to develop a human-powered form of transportation to counter the reliance on horses, which were in short supply due to a scarcity of animal fee. Karl von Drais christened his 1817 invention the Laufmaschine (running machine), after the swift walking movement required of the rider in order to propel it forward.

Although his invention lacked pedals, Drais’ breakthrough was the realization that forward motion and balance could be maintained on just two wheels, an idea that he attributed to watching ice skaters. The Laufmaschine – also call the draisine, velocipede, or dandy horse –  quickly caught on, sparking a craze across Europe. By the 1820s, however, it had died out because of safety concerns.

The idea was revived in the 1860s, when pedal cranks were added to the front wheel of a velocipede in Paris. The inventor of this revolutionary improvement is not known – several claims were made in subsequent decades, none were proven beyond a doubt – but the first manufacturer to produce such machines on a organized scale was  Pierre Machaux, in 1867. Like Drais’ Laufmaschine before it, the pedal velocipede – soon named the “boneshaker” after its jarring ride – was instantly popular. For the first time, people could propel themselves while balancing on two wheels, with their feet off the ground. The bicycle was born!

-From Bicycle, The Definitive Visual History

Active Adult Newsletter – October 2018

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Don’t forget…Vaccine Talks by Dr. Anderson TODAY at Decatur Recreation Center

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Active Aging Week with Decatur Active Living

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We have lots happening at Decatur Active Living for Active Aging Week. Be sure to stop by Decatur Recreation Center to enjoy some of our activities. Please call Sara Holmes for all your questions. She may be reached at 678-553-6559 or sara.holmes@decaturga.com.

Here’s a short list of some of the activities happening:

Monday: Senior Games at 1:30 pm

Tuesday: Drawing & Painting with Ms. Gussy at 10 am

Wednesday:

50+ Walks at 9 am

Vaccine Talks with Dr. Evan Anderson from Emory University at 11:30 am

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning of  Midlife & Beyond at 2:00 pm. Please register for class with Sara Holmes.

Remember, the DBA is wrapping up their September concert series this week.

Wednesday, September 26th at noon see the band Webster perform then for the grand finale see the Georgia Soul Council perform on Saturday, September 29th at 7 pm.