Move It Monday: Time to Move!

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

Ready to #MoveItMonday?

Even the simplest movements and exercises can benefit your health. This Monday, incorporate some low-impact exercises into your day.

It turns out movement, no matter how limited, has big impacts on your overall mental and physical health. Evidence shows regular exercise prevents bone loss, increases muscle flexibility, and reduces incidences of heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic conditions.

See our low-impact exercise ideas here.

Move It Monday: Visit a Park

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Ready to #MoveItMonday?

Being outside can greatly contribute to your health and wellbeing. On Monday, try visiting a park for a fresh perspective on your workout.

According to studies, parks are beneficial. They promote physical activity, improve mental health, and even have the potential to reduce health care costs. Being outside also means your vitamin D levels will increase, you might be happier, and your concentration levels may improve.

Be sure to visit one of Decatur’s many parks and greeenspaces. Click here to find one near your home. Did you know that there is adult outdoor fitness equipment at McKoy Park?

See our ideas for enjoying Move It Monday in the park.

Move It Monday: Burn Some Calories Before Thanksgiving

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It’s Thanksgiving week and many of us are busy preparing for the big day. Finding time to work out is probably low on the priority list. However, it’s still possible to squeeze in a quick, effective workout. What better day to take advantage of this than this Monday? Learn how you can give your metabolism a head start and keep burning calories even days after your workout, just in time for Thursday!  Read more on the Move It Monday Blog. 

Move It Monday: Exercise on the Cheap

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You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get fit. Forget those fancy bikes and expensive gym fees. Excellent equipment and workout accessories can be found right in your own home. Public spaces and the great outdoors are also great places to move it without spending a penny. Read more about free and inexpensive ways to exercise on the Move It Monday blog.

Check out the adult exercise equipment at McKoy Park – get in your workout and enjoy one of our city parks.

Move It Monday: Get Your Groove On

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Dancing is a whole-body workout that is actually fun! It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. There are a lot of ways in which you can work on your dance moves – on your own, with a friend or partner or in a class setting. Experiment with different styles of dance and choreography to get a feel for what you enjoy the most.

Read more about the benefits of dancing here.

Move It Monday: Reach for Better Posture

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Good posture helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries and greater gains! Working on balance can strengthen your abilities in tennis, golf, running, dancing, skiing, walking – and just about any other sport or activity. The good news: You can improve your posture with a few simple exercises.

Read more about the benefits of improving your posture and some tips on how to do so here.

Move It Monday: Add More Life to Your Run

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Running has a significant impact on longevity. In general, runners have a 25%–40% reduced risk of premature mortality and live approximately 3 years longer than non-runners! And what is wonderful is that you can reap the benefits if you run at slow speeds for just 5-10 minutes. Running modest amounts each week will greatly improve your health.

Read more about the benefits of running on the Move It Monday blog.

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.

Move It Monday: Stay Hydrated

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It’s a no-brainer that we all need plenty of water to live. But Americans on average drink less than 4 cups a day—hardly enough, according to experts. The ante is upped if you’re doing any kind of exercise. But exactly what does staying hydrated mean? And exactly how much water do you really need for your workouts? Find out on the Move It Monday blog!