Ride With Joey, November 16th

Ken Rosskopf sends along this upcoming event….you get to ride with  Joey and help the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Sounds like a win-win! For information and tickets click here.

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Take a Walk at Arabia Mountain Saturday

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Join us for a great walk on Saturday. The first 75 people to arrive will receive a free  t-shirt. Be sure to register at livehealthydekalb@gmail.com. It’s FREE!! The leaves will be turning and the weather is perfect. Hope to see you there. I will be leading a yoga inspired warm-up!

Lifelong Decatur Wants to Know……

What do you think?

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Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board invites the community to complete a survey to help plan the direction for Decatur’s future as a place where people of all ages and resources can live throughout their lifetimes. The board welcomes the community’s input to reach these goals. All Decatur residents, not only senior citizens, may complete the survey here.

The Decatur City Commission created the board to fulfill the goals of the 2010 Strategic Plan, including assuring our city is a safe, healthy and inviting community for all ages. If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey or would like more information, contact staff liaison Lee Ann Harvey at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6548. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 21, 2014.

Healthy Monday: Do It For Your Health

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 off with a Meatless Monday. See if you can swap red and processed meats for leaner sources of protein like beans, lentils or tofu.

 

Check out the Meat Free  Monday song by Paul McCartney.

 

 

Healthy Monday: Embrace Your Creative Side

healthy monday headerRecent research shows that cultural activities, such as going to a museum exhibit or creating an art display, increase happiness and satisfaction in life while decreasing depression and anxiety. Activities that involve being active in the creative process are more beneficial than passive and receptive activities (i.e. watching television).

This week, experiment with a creative activity that interests you; it can be anything from photography or painting to arranging flowers or singing.

To receive Healthy Monday weekly tips, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

What Are YOU Doing to Stay Active This Weekend?

As always there is plenty to do in Decatur on a nice Fall weekend. Here are some ideas to keep you active:

Friday, October 17:
Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride, 6:30 pm meet at Church Street MARTA ready to ride. More info is here.

Saturday, October 18:
Bike Registration and Safety Event at the Decatur Housing Authority, 10 am until Noon. Register your bicycle witih the Decatur Police, ride the children’s safety course and learn signals, lane changing and more. For more information contact jennifer.ross@decaturga.com or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Fairies in the Garden, Woodlands Garden, 2 until 5 pm. Information is here. We went to this in the past and it was awesome!! Not only do you feel like you have left the city while wandering the garden, but the little Fairie Homes are so creative and stoke the imagination. Consider walking or biking over as parking is limited. Or park at Westchester School and walk over.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival, Information is here. I believe there are still some VIP tickets available.

Sunday, October 19:
RideWell Bike Festival at Holy Trinity Parish, 1 pm until 6 pm. Information is here.

What else do you know of that is happening in Decatur this weekend? Feel free to comment…..

Lichen Fairie House

                  Lichen Fairie House

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk Comes Through Decatur Friday, October 17

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk will be coming through Decatur tomorrow, Friday October 17th.  Consider lining the street on Ponce de Leon Avenue and show the walkers support by cheering them on as they walk by. They plan on hitting the city around 11 am, just in time for you to cheer during your lunch hour!

The walkers will be adorned in pink and various states of costumes. Great opportunity for some fun photos as you cheer them on. Many of the walkers are cancer survivors along with their friends and family who are showing support.

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RideWell Bike Festival This Sunday at Holy Trinity Parish

Patron Saint of Cyclists

Patron Saint of Cyclists

Holy Trinity Parish is holding  “RideWell Bike Festival” this Sunday, October 19 at their church located at 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave in Decatur. The event begins at 1 pm and features a 17 mile and a 5 mile Bicycle Tour of Community Gardens, a Children’s Bicycle Rodeo and a Bike blessing. The proceeds will benefit Clean Water Programs in Haiti. Tickets are $10 per person with $20 max for family and are available at the church.

RideWell is Holy Trinity’s celebration of the feast day of the Madonna_del_Ghisallo, Patroness of cyclists.

For more information visit http://ridewell.tumblr.com/

Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride This Friday!

Join Decatur Active Living for our Third Friday Fun Bike Ride this Friday, October 17th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at the Church Street MARTA Station and are ready to ride at 6:30 pm. All levels of riders are welcome on this no-drop conversational pace ride. No one will be left behind!! This is a great ride for those who are tentative about riding in groups and/or on the street.

After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshments and a chance to make some new friends.

Helmets are required. Consider lighting up your bike with lots of lights for the ride. The days are getting shorter. I have a battery operated string of lights I am looking forward to wrapping around my bike!

Check out the Meet-up page, courtesy of the Southern Bicycle League. Walt and Joanne are going to join us this week!

Photo courtesy of midlifeblogspot.com.

Photo courtesy of midlifeblogspot.com.

Time to Register for the Run For Justice! Last Race in Grand Slam Fitness Challenge Series

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This is the last race in the Team Decatur Grand Slam Fitness Challenge. Don’t be left out! Register today at runforjustice.atlantalegalaid.org.

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