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.

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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 http://www.ourseedstomorrow.org to learn more about this program and the mission.  Contact Dazie Fumba at (470) 257-2600.

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

ALZJune is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

If you are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease

  • and we all should be
  • you can get involved by joining the global fight against this very nasty disease.
  • To learn more, visit alz.org/abam
  • Also save the date for the October 28 seminar at the Carter Center brought to you twice a year by Emory ARDC.

 

Nic Wilson (Former Decatur Active Living Player) Named National Player of the Week for Second Time

Nic Wilson, former Decatur Active Living participant and Decatur High School Student is having success in the classroom and on the baseball diamong. After his three-home run game Sunday, Georgia State’s Nic Wilson was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Wilson, the senior from Decatur tied the school and Sun Belt Conference single-game record with three round-trippers to lead GSU to a 15-10, series-clinching win over South Alabama.

He now has 16 home runs on the season to rank third in the nation, trailing only A. J. Reed of Kentucky (20) and Brandon Thomasson of Tennessee Tech (17).

Wilson homered in three consecutive at-bats with a solo homer to right center in the fourth inning, a two-run blast to center in the sixth that put the Panthers ahead for good and another two-run bomb to left in the seventh.

For the week, Wilson hit .308 (4-13) with a 1.077 slugging percentage. He had three homers, a double and five RBI’s in three games.  Wilson first earned the Louisville Slugger award on March 17 after hitting .579  (11-19) with five homers and 15 RBI’s in five games.

Wilson and the Panthers play their final home game Wednesday, hosting Kennesaw State at 6pm at the GSU Baseball Complex.   Congratulations to Nic Wilson and he started playing at Oakhurst Park several years ago in the Decatur Active Living Youth Baseball Program.

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City of Decatur Recognized for Walkability

City of Decatur recognized for walkability

Downtown Decatur was recently featured on American City & County’s website as an example of a successful and thriving walkable community. City Manager, Peggy Merriss is featured in a wonderful interview on the American City and County’s website: http://www.americancityandcounty.com discussing walkability in Decatur.

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Healthy Monday-Get Creative

 

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Recent studies show that creative and cultural activities increase happiness and mitigate stress, while decreasing depression and anxiety.  Activities that involve being active in the creative process are more beneficial than passive and receptive activities.  This week, experience your creative side.

Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs in State Basketball Action- Friday, February 21

The Decatur High School Lady Bulldogs(#2 seed) will be in action tomorrow night as the 1st round of the State Basketball Tournament tips off across the state.

Game time at the Spike is 6pm and the Lady Bulldogs will be playing against Elbert County.

Go Lady Bulldogs!!!!!

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Celebrate MLK Day in Decatur- Monday, January 20th.

thCAC8YCUK    2014  MLK Service Project

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday, January 20 by volunteering in Decatur- help a senior in Decatur with repairs or yard work.  Individuals and groups are welcome to make a difference.  MLK Weekend started today in Decatur and volunteers really completing some awesome task- roof repairs, porches, electrical work and yard work to name some of the accomplishments that will take place this weekend in Decatur.  If you would like to volunteer meet at the Solarium (321 West Hill Street, Decatur, GA 30030) for more details or leeann.harvey@decaturga.com.

Believe in Your Buds

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Did you enjoy long naps, nice cardigans, yoga or tax rebates as a toddler? Probably not. But how many of those do you enjoy now? Time changes us, and our taste buds, as we grow older.  Embrace your adulthood this week by trying a vegetable that you wouldn’t have touched as a child. Start slowly by adding it to a favorite dish. If it’s still not love at first bite, congratulate yourself for giving it a try anyway.

Decatur Active Living Basketball Clinic Conducted by Decatur High School Basketball Team

IMG_20131123_105406_837Youth Basketball Clinic 2013On this past Saturday morning Decatur Active Living offered a free basketball clinic for league participants at Decatur Recreation Center.  The clinic was coordinated by Stacy Green, Lindsey Struck, Decatur High School players and coaches. The high school players and coaches took the players through various fundamental basketball skills during the morning session.  Decatur Active Living regular season begins on Saturday, December 7 and follow the Decatur High Basketball program during the season.  The Decatur Tipoff Classic resumes tonight at the Decatur High School Gym with the following schedule:

7pm- Arabia Mountain vs Decatur (Girls)

8:30pm- Arabia Mountain vs Decatur (Boys)

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