Healthy Monday: Healthy Food at a Healthy Price

foodWho says healthy food has to be expensive? Legumes are one of the cheapest ingredients you can buy. They are packed with fiber, protein, iron, potassium, magnesium and are tasty in a variety of dishes. This week, try out chickpea falafel, or other legumes, to eat healthy while saving money.

Visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org for more healthy information.

 

Nutrition 101 from Good Measure Meals

Lunch & Learn

Join us Friday at 1130am in the gym for our monthly Lunch & Learn session. The Good Measure Meals team will be in house to talk about the basics of Nutrition 101 as it relates to the aging population. Georgia Parks & Rec magazine (December 2013 issue) says seniors are center stage now and we are tailoring our programming to meet your needs! So, pop in this Friday or any 4th Friday and see what we have to offer. We’ll be making our own healthy trail mix.

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Vegetable nutrition

Lunch & Learn is a free daytime series; we’ll have light refreshments and you are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch too. We meet in the gym and all are welcome. Arbor Terrace often brings a shuttle bus over and many seniors stay after Bobbie Elzey’s popular senior aerobics to listen in.

Senior Aerobics

In fact, come early if you like and drop into the senior aerobics class too if you havent checked it out. Senior Aerobics is $2 and held 10:15-11:30am MWF.

Third Friday Fun Bike Ride Cancelled Due to Rain


DSC06807Tonights Third Friday Bike Ride has been cancelled due to the rain. We are sad, but look forward to riding May 16. We will decorate our bikes with lights and after our ride, join the Decatur Education Foundation’s Lantern Parade.

 

We have a lot of activities planned for May as it is National Bike Month. Info at decaturga.com/biking.

Join Decatur Active Living for the kickoff of our Third Friday Fun Bike Rides! We will meet at the Church Street MARTA station at 6:30 pm this Friday, April 18th and go on a leisurely 5 mile ride around Decatur. After the ride we will stop off at a Decatur watering hole for refreshments.

Meet new friends and find new cyclists to ride with. Above all, it will be FUN!

All levels and ages of riders are welcome.

Helmets are required!

 

Burglary Prevention Presentation April 29 at Decatur Recreation Center

Burglary Prevention PresentationClick here to reserve a seat.

Hidden Cove Work Day Saturday, April 26

Join Westchester neighbors as they work to clear the path in Hidden Cove Park. This path may be a safe way for children attending Westchester ES to get to school.
When: Saturday, April 26, 9am
Where: Meet at the Kathryn Street Entrance
What to bring: Gloves, hand clippers and a mattock if you have one.

Just in case you didn't know what a mattock was. I didn't!

Just in case you didn’t know what a mattock was. I didn’t!

 

 

Decatur Will Host Georgia Cornhole Championship!

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Decatur Active Living has partnered with the DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Cornhole LLC to bring the Georgia State Championship of Cornhole to Decatur on June 13 and 14. On Friday, June 13 the event will be held on the MARTA Plaza and Saturday’s Championship games will be held in the Decatur Recreation Center gymnasium.

For more information visit http://www.AmericanCornhole.com.

Keenagers Picnic & Expo – May 1

Healthy food

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Picnic flyer

It’s time for our annual Keenagers (active adults and seniors) picnic. This year we’ll see what classes are new, what dance moves are new, and how healthy we can picnic. Come on out to McKoy Park from 11am to 1pm and plan to bring a healthy covered dish. We are what we eat and we are watching our sugar, fat, gluten, and additives. We need several members to volunteer to serve the food when its lunch time. Email Tracie to volunteer (tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com)

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Firefighters will be onsite to offer free blood pressure checks, and we’ll have reps from Georgia Cares, American Diabetes Association, KMP Travel Promotions, and instructors from our Ageless Grace, Zumba, NIA, Bridge, Juicing, Aerobics, Yoga, Tai Chi classes and more. Volunteers from CAPS will join us to keep us safe and talk about walks they lead each week!

Keeping in touch

Come join the fun! RSVP below, if you use facebook, and Like our page to read about all the Active Living events year round, see the photos, and share your thoughts; we read it daily.

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Healthy Monday: Stress Less for a Healthy Heart

imsis148-049Chronic stress may increase your risk for heart disease. When your body is stressed, it releases the hormone adrenaline, which increases your heart, breathing, and blood pressure rates. This week, try to identify stressful activities and then reduce the frequency of these behaviors to stay heart healthy.

For more information visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

 

Run Smart… Run Safe

Great safety tips from the Road Runners Club of America. Tips are great for walkers too!

FitWit Offers Free Workouts in May

imagesMay is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, and FitWit would like to invite residents of Decatur to free workouts every Tuesday in May. FitWit is an award-winning group exercise program with four Atlanta-area locations, including Decatur, and a unique core premise: fitness is best cultivated in community. FitWit campers become members of a positive, challenging, and supportive community, helping individuals achieve their fitness goals and giving them the tools they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Click here to register for your free workouts.

 

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