Mayor Patti Garrett joins Active Living’s Walking group for Parks & Recreation Month

As part of our Park & Recreation Month festivities, Active Living’s Walking group will visit a local park and have a special guest for each walk. This week we were pleased to have Mayor Patti Garrett join us for our weekly walk around Glenlake Park. Want to hear more about the walk? Click here to read The Champion article.

Active Living’s walking group meets weekly on Wednesday at 9:00 am. All walks will begin and end at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). No registration needed, just meet us at the rec!

Busy-Eyed Day Story Walk

Take a stroll along the story walk in McKoy Park to read, Busy-Eyed Day, by Anne Marie Pace. An excerpt from the book reads,

“See the world through fresh eyes with this lush and lyrical picture book. There are so many intriguing eyes out in the world…and so many amazing things for those eyes to see! From a big-eyed bug and a stalk-eyed slug to a side-eyed frog and a wide-eyed dog, the family in this book doesn’t miss a single sight during their busy-eyed day the park. This rhyming and richly illustrated picture book is a clever and unusual celebration of being observant and keeping an eye out for magic in the everyday world that surrounds us.”

The Busy-Eyed Day Story Walk is presented in partnership with DeKalb County Library. #ourparkandrecstory

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Join Decatur Active Living to help us celebrate Park and Recreation Month and create a new park and recreation memory! Check out the calendar below and stay tuned for additional details.

Trails & Ales – Tuesday, May 27 at 6pm

Don’t miss out on our Trails & Ales program. Sign up now by contacting Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com.

Trails & Ales – Tuesday, May 27 at 6pm

Trails & Ales Returns on May 27

Try Some Mindful Walking This Monday

From our friends at the MondayCampaigns.org:

Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities. Any style of mindfulness is a robust antidote to stress. Mindfulness engages your normal powers of awareness and is something you can do anytime, anywhere.

Here are some steps to follow for a short and easy session of mindful walking.

Where Will YOU Walk in April?

Active Living Invites You to our Walking Book Club in April

The weather is getting warmer and spring is on the way.  To enjoy the outdoors, please join us for the inaugural Walking Book Club led by Active Living Board member Shelly Head. We will read a few chapters every week to discuss during our walk around Decatur. 

Our first book is Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult.  There are multiple copies available through the Library as well as Amazon, Half Price Books and Hoopla or consider ordering it from Little Shop of Stories.  For our first meeting, read pages 1-52  or until the Andrew  chapter. 

The walk will be easy and approx. 1-2 miles.   Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to walk at 9 am. Group size limited to eight. Registration and masks are required to keep COVID protocols.

Group will meet every Saturday morning at 9 am. Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AB29A2FF2-walking.

For more information contact Cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Do a Monday Mile for your Heart

From our friends at the MondayCampaigns:

February is American Heart Month and we’re highlighting some of the positive impacts physical activity can have on your heart. Being more active can offer many benefits to your health. It can help reduce stress, build muscles, and increase your endurance. It can also boost your heart health!

Walking is something many of us do every day, several times a day. When it’s done for more than 30 minutes a day, it can be a great exercise for people at almost any level of fitness.

Here’s why just 30 minutes of walking a day can make a difference.