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.

 

Team Decatur Wants YOU!

team-decatur-2015-shirt-frontIt is NOT too late to register for the KP Corporate Run/Walk 5k so you can be part of Team Decatur!

Here is an EASY way to get right to the registration: https://runsignup.com/CorporateTeams/decaturrunskp.

We will have our Team Photo made around 6 pm the day of the race, and after the race we will gather in our Team Tent for catering from Zest, beverages courtesy of UJoint and Oakhurst Market and FUN!

Don’t miss out. For more info click here.

Fourth Thursday Bright at Night Walk is July 23

June Walkers

June Walkers

Join the Pedestrian committee of the Active Living Board for a fun “Bright at Night” walk around Decatur on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  for a 3-mile walk through South Decatur neighborhoods.

Walkers receive a free Bright at Night light to wear when it gets darker.

If it is raining,  we will walk the track inside the gym.

Walk There! Decatur

Second Sunday Walk is This Sunday!

valentinesJoin members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for a fun Historic Tour of Decatur on Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for the “Mayor’s Tour” on the Decatur Walking Tour Map. You will pass sites such as Decatur City Hall and the DeKlab Courthouse, Beacon Municipal Center, the Historic House Complex at Adair Park and some public art such as the “Valentines.”

It will be hot, so be sure to bring a water bottle. All levels of walkers are welcome on this family friendly walking tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bright at Night” Walk on Thursday at 7:30 pm

Walkers Bright at Night!

Walkers Bright at Night!

The community is invited to join our monthly 4th Thursday Bright at Night walk  this Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 pm. This month’s walk will venture to the northwest corner of the city to explore the neighborhood. All walks begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street. Members of the Active Living Board Pedestrian committee will be leading the walk. Walks are family friendly and you will also receive a light to wear on your future walks. For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

Walk There! Decatur

 

Healthy Monday Reset: Walk All Week

 

Walk All Week

 

If you need some help getting started, join our Walk With a Doc group every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and have a fun walk with lots of nice folks. For more information contact tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com.

The Pedestrain Advisory Committee leads Walk There! Decatur the Second Sunday of the month at 2 pm and the Fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30pm. For more information click here.

Join us for the first Explore Decatur Walk This Sunday!

Tanyard-Community-Garden-PlansJoin us for our first Explore Decatur walk this Sunday, April 12th at 2:00pm.

As part of the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” campaign, the Active Living Board’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) has scheduled a series of walks around Decatur. On Sunday, April 12th, our walk will be led by Leonard Thibadeau.  Leonard is a resident gardener involved with the Tanyard Creek Community Garden, a hidden gem off of Ponce near Dancing Goats. He is an avid gardener and supporter of green spaces in Decatur. On this walk we will visit Tanyard Creek Community Garden and talk gardening along the way.  The walk starts at 2 pm in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and is suitable for all walking abilities.

For more information on this and other walks in the series visit decaturga.com/walking.  Visit facebook.com/decaturactiveliving for updates.

 

Bright at Night Fitness Walk Thursday at 7:30 pm

Join us for our first Bright at Night fitness walk this Thursday, March 26th at 7:30pm.

 

As part of the new “Walk Decatur – Explore, Connect and Get Fit” campaign, the Active Living Board’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) has scheduled a series of walks around Decatur. The Bright at Night evening fitness walks will take place on the fourth Thursday of every month, starting this week. The walks will follow a “no drop” policy, meaning that no walkers will be left behind. This will provide an opportunity for participants of all abilities to walk for exercise in a group setting. Walks will begin and end at the Decatur Recreation Center and will include tips on pedestrian safety.  Be sure to wear your brightest clothes, reflectors and lights.

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This week’s walkers will receive a special Bright at Night light to wear!

For more information on this and other walks in the series visit decaturga.com/walking.  Visit facebook.com/decaturactiveliving for updates.

Walk There! Decatur….New Signs Put Up Today

Thanks to Tony and Lionel from Decatur Public Works for hanging more of our  Walk There! Decatur signs this morning. New signs are located outside the Decatur Recreation Center, the Ebster Municipal Center, Decatur High School, DeKalb County Courthouse, Parking decks at The Artisan and Decatur Renaissance and the DeKalb Parking Deck.

Each sign has destinations and walking time, as well as a QR code on the front, and a map on the back side.

Walk There! Decatur encourages  people to park once, then walk to various points around Decatur instead of driving to places that are close. For example, it is only an eleven minute walk from the Decatur Recreation Center to Ebster. No need to drive and park!

 

For more information on walking in Decatur, click here.

 

 

Walking for Healthy Weight

“Don’t plead that you haven’t time to walk. Take time.” – Minta Beach

walk thereWalking is a great way to manage weight for life. Studies show that fitness, more than fatness, is a strong indicator of longevity and well-being. When you exercise regularly, eat properly, manage stress, and enjoy the support of friends and family, your weight will find its natural, healthy point. Studies show that taking 12,000 to 15,000 steps per day helps people to achieve and keep healthy weight levels.

  • Plan to walk at least four days a week.
  • Walk a minimu of 30 consecutive minutes. Work up to an hour if possible. If this is too much to begin with, start with 10 minute increments.
  • As you become more fit, increase the intensity of your walk. Try adding short bursts of greater speed.
  • Toning muscles also increases muscle mass and raises your metabolism, or the amount of calories you burn while at rest!

 

Information from “The Walking Deck” by Shirley Archer.