Third Sunday Stroll is October 15: Visit Glenn Creek Nature Preserve

Image result for glenn creek nature preserveAre you familiar with the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve, right here in Decatur? Have you visited before? If not, now is your chance! Join members of the Pedestrian Committee on Sunday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Decatur Active Living’s October Third Sunday Stroll will be led by Neil Norton, who is an ISA-certified arborist. He founded Glenn Creek Nature Preserve and will tell us all about it as we enjoy a walk through the area.

Located between Glennwood Estates and Decatur Heights, Glenn Creek Nature Preserve is a two-acre bio-reserve of native Piedmont habitat maintained by neighbors and owned by the City of Decatur. Glenn Creek (formerly Hunter’s Branch) runs through the property and is part of the South Fork Peachtree sub-watershed.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center at  2 pm and walk over as a group to the preserve. Parking is available in the Library parking deck (Decatur Rec shares the deck with them).  Contact  Kimberly Head Amos (404-550-4323) for more information.

“Walking Past the Dead” Tree Tour – Rescheduled for October 28

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Wednesday is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – Join us for a FREE class!

downloadThis Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day and Decatur Active Living has a free class for you! This year’s theme is ““Make the Healthy Choice…Get Active!” and Bobbie Elzey is offering her class for free  this Wednesday. Join Bobbie at 9 am for Aerobic Dance or at 10:15 am for Functional Exercises for Seniors. Both classes are held at the Decatur Recreation Center.

This is also Healthy Aging Week so you may want to join us on Wednesday at 10 am for 50+ Walks. We walk 2-3 miles at a conversational pace. Meet new friends as you enjoy an invigorating walk around the City.

For more ideas on staying active, visit the Playbook online.

 

 

Celebrate Car Free Day This Friday!

International Car Free Day is September 22

car freeOn Friday, September 22, the City of Decatur will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for community members to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, using public transit and carpooling to get us where we need to go.

Celebrate with us on the Old Courthouse Square from 11 am until 1 pm. Learn about alternative modes of transportation from GA Commute Options, MARTA, the Lifelong Community Board, Emory Cliff Shuttle, Active Living and more.

Receive a special Car Free Day sticker and a light for walking at night just for stopping by.

Take the Car Free Pledge!

Pledge to go Car Free. All participants who pledge no later than midnight on Thursday, September 21 will be entered into a drawing for two Decatur Wine Festival Tickets, compliments of the Decatur Arts Alliance. Winner will be announced on September 22.

Take the pledge here.

Drivers and Pedestrians – Let’s Stay Safe

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Healthy Monday: Keep Walking!

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It’s not news that walking is a great way to include more physical activity into your day while getting a low-impact workout. Research shows that walking for at least 30 minutes a day may improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and help stave off stress. If you have already been able to incorporate more walking into your daily routine – or if you walk the Monday Mile every week – you’re already on a great path to getting more physical activity and fighting the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle. Read more about getting the most out of your walk on the Move It Monday blog.

Join Decatur Active Living for the 50+ Walks every Wednesday. The walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center, are about 2 –  3 miles in length, and begin at 9 am during daylight savings time.

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

No Walk With a Doc This Weekend

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Walk With a Doc has been cancelled for July.

Join us on August 12 when we will have Dr. Melissa Black as our featured “doc.”

Click here to learn about the 100 Reasons to Walk.

Walk With a Doc is Saturday, June 10th

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Join Decatur Active Living on Saturday, June 10th at 10 am for this month’s Walk With a Doc. Dr. Reginald Mason from Kaiser Permanente is this month’s doctor. Dr. Mason is a pulmonary and critical care physician. Read more about him here.

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle and questions for the doc.

 

Third Sunday Stroll Cancelled

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Due to the Easter Holiday, the monthly Third Sunday Stroll is cancelled for April. Join us on May 21st as we  explore public art in the city.

The Third Thursday Walks have gone on hiatus.

Join Decatur Active Living for the 50+ Walks every Wednesday.

More information about walking in Decatur can be found at http://www.decaturga.com/walking.

Have a great weekend!

Move It Monday! Get Moving for a Cause

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Signing up for a walk, run or ride with a charity that you support is a fun way to commit to moving more. You’ll be able to offer your help to others and you may feel motivated to stick to your exercise regimen to meet your new challenge!

Find out which non-profits  are part of the Team Decatur Grand Prix series at http://www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur. Participate in four of the races in 2017 and receive a tech shirt and a medal at the end of the year. You will be supporting non-profits that support efforts right here in our City!