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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!

Move It Monday: The Monday Mile

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The Monday Mile is a fun way to jump-start your week with a healthy dose of physical activity. Walk, jog or run the Monday Mile with friends, family and co-workers, and enjoy positive health benefits while socializing with others and making a commitment to stay fit throughout the week.

For information about running and walking in Decatur visit http://www.decaturga.com/activeliving.

Come Walk With Us!

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Decatur Active Living and the Pedestrian Committee of the Active Living Board invite you to walk with us this month!

Third Sunday Stroll
Sunday, February 19, 2 PM
Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center
Join us as we tour some of the artwork of the Decatur Box Project. We will walk approximately two miles around downtown Decatur and learn about the artwork on the electrical boxes that was commissioned by the Decatur Arts Alliance. Everyone is invited and there is no cost to join us for this event.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm
New Start this month! Meet in front of Winnona Park School
The February 23 Bright at Night Walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of Winnona Park School and will take walkers through the Winnona Park neighborhood, past the Children’s Home property and onto the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary. Walkers will receive a free light to wear and keep so they will “Be Safe and Be Seen!”

Decatur Active Living also has the weekly 50+ Walk every Wednesday at 10 am that starts in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and the monthly Walk With a Doc that meets the second Saturday of each month.

For more information on walking in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/walking.

Move It Monday: Get Race Ready!

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Setting and achieving a fitness goal can also make exercising incredibly rewarding. The feeling of accomplishment and progress can bring a lot of joy to working out!

Join Team Decatur and make your goal four races to become a Grand Prix Champion! More information at http://www.decaturga.com/teamdecatur or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

 

Healthy Monday: De-stress With Art

Looking at art can actually reduce stress. According to U.K. research, participants reported a decrease in high stress levels after a brief lunchtime visit to an art gallery. In fact, in an analysis of 15 studies, noted Neuroscientist Oshin Vartain explained that our brain automatically triggers pleasure and reward when viewing art. Experience this calming effect for yourself by viewing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s interactive website.

You can also join Decatur Active Living for the 3rd Sunday Stroll – this month we will do a tour of the painted electric boxes in downtown Decatur. Walking and art- a great way to distress!

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