Reduce Your Meat Consumption

Eating large amounts of red and processed meat (like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs) has been linked to an increase in colon, rectal and prostate cancer.

Excessive meat consumption can also lead to other preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  This week, start of with a Meatless Monday. See if you can swap red and processed meats for leaner sources of protein like beans, lentils or tofu.


Our Seeds Tomorrow Presents Back to School Awareness- Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?  Our Seeds Tomorrow presents back to school awareness this Saturday, July 26 at Decatur Recreation Center.

Time: 10am-3pm

What’s in a Doctor’s Bag hosted by: Dr. Neil Shulman

Panel Discussions on Education, Poverty and Clean Drinking Water

African Cultural Perforamances and much more.

Please visit to learn more about this program and the mission.  Contact Dazie Fumba at (470) 257-2600.

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Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride, July 18

Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride tomorrow night, July 18. Meet at the Church Street entrance to the MARTA station and be ready to roll at 6:30 pm. We will explore Oakhurst via Agnes Scott and a little known trail will take us to Oakview Road.

This is a no-drop ride and all levels are welcome. Helmets are required.

After the ride, we will visit a local wateringhole for social time.

No ride if raining. Questions? Contact or 678-553-6541.

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

June Cyclists Stop for a Photo Op at the Decatur Cemetery

LifeLong Decatur 3rd Thursday: Too Good To Be True

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Thursday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Decatur Recreation Center
231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday series hosts a panel of experts on avoiding fraud and scams, especially those targeting older adults. Whether you are concerned for yourself or a loved one, learn steps to prevent being taken advantage of by investment scams, telemarketing schemes and other fraud, identity theft, and financial exploitation of older adults and other vulnerable individuals.

The panel includes Sgt. Jennifer Ross, Decatur Police Department Community Information and Education Officer; Jeanne Canavan, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Elder and Family Law attorney Donald S. Horace, Esq.

Think you or someone you know has been a victim of a scam? Here are some resources for help:
• Decatur Police Department: 404-373-6551
• FBI Information on Common Fraud Schemes:
• Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: 404-657-9915
• Adult Protective Services: To report suspected exploitation of an elder person who lives in a private residence call 404-657-5250 or visit

Team Decatur Kick-off is Tuesday!

Join Decatur Active Living for the 4th Annual Team Decatur Kick-off and Health Expo at the Decatur Recreation Center on Tuesday, July 15 from 6 – 8 PM.

  • Meet Olympian Jeff Galloway and get some great running tips.
  • Participate in Aerobics with Bobbie Elzey, Jazzercise with Michele Runge, Tai Chi with Steve Dorage and Boot Camp with David Nash
  • Hang out with Doc Broc
  • Take a photo with TapSnap
  • Win Prizes!
  • Visit the Health Expo and learn about exercise and nutrition
  • Pick up a schedule for the eight week run/walk training

Hope to see you tomorrow night!!


More information about Team Decatur is here.


Free! Introduction to Group Riding Tomorrow

I-bike-decatur-fnl-for-printerJoin Mike Sheehan for a FREE Introduction to Group Riding on Saturday, July 12 at 1:30pm. Meet at Glennwood Elementary School in the parking lot and get ready to learn about the basics of group riding, as well as safety information, tips from experienced riders, and more. Plus it is fun! After a short talk, we will put it into practice with a five mile ride around Decatur. After the ride, we will retire to Fellini’s for pizza and beverages.

Participants should know how to ride their bike, change gears, and brake safely. Helmets are required. For more information, click here.

No ride if raining.

Planning FALL Fitness Classes: What Do You Want to See?


Weekly walking group w/Dr. Batisky, CHOA

ADULT Classes

That’s right, we are working on a new Playbook issue for September to December and below is what we have on deck as offerings for ACTIVE ADULTS. It’s not too late to let us know what class you’d like to see offered here. Just chime in below with any other class ideas. Meanwhile, look for the new Playbook issue September 1. Be active y’all!

  • Aerobic dance
  • Afridancercise
  • Ageless Grace
  • Baby & Mom Bootcamp
  • Ballet Fitness
  • Capoeira
  • Chair/Mat YOGA
  • Fencing
  • Hip Hop Dance
  • Karate
  • NIA Dance
  • Senior Aerobics
  • Sewing
  • Shape Healthy
  • Sign Language I
  • Stridewalkers
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Walk With a Doc
  • Watercolor & Tea

Coed Ultimate Frisbee: Registration Opens Saturday!

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Self-Defense Class Offered Through Fleet Feet Decatur and 9Round

From our friend Clay at Fleet Feet Decatur:

Do any of these ever apply to you?

a) Run early, b) Run late, c) Run alone, d) Feel a little weird about a person, car, situation when you are not running.

Typically, we push these thoughts to the back of our mind, but helping with personal safety is one of the most important things we can do.

Our nice friend, CJ Pascuzzo, who is the franchise owner of 9Round ATL-Decatur,  volunteered to set up a Saturday session on Self Defense with a self defense instructor and a Dekalb County police officer. It is a “scenario based” training approach. The class will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 2 pm at 9Round. 9Round is located next to the “big” Kroger at 2899-B North Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30030.

To offset the costs CJ needs $10 from you when you attend, but if you sign up in advance (this helps with planning too) you’ll get a $10 Gift Card to Fleet Feet Decatur so essentially it costs you nothing!

Advance signup at

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Healthy Monday: Schedule Physical Activity

logo-healthy_mondayHaving a consistent exercise routine is key to success. By keeping up a regular routine, physical activity will eventually become a habit.

This week, find three places in your schedule where you can fit fitness. It may be in the morning, during your lunch break, before dinner or in the evening.

To keep up your new routine, recommit to these times at the end of the week, or adjust your work out schedule if need be.


quoteGet Moving with  Move It Monday!!  Move It Monday is an international campaign which encourages people of all fitness levels to get moving each week starting on Mondays. Inspirations, ideas and more. Check it out today.



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