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Heart Health Start Here

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a good time to ask yourself, “Am I doing enough to keep my heart healthy?”

The good news is even some small changes can help put you on the path to a longer and healthier life. Things like quitting smoking, adding a walk or jog to your daily routine, or eating a balanced diet with more vegetables and lean protein, and less sugar and saturated fat.

By adapting to a more heart-friendly lifestyle, you can lower your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol down, and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Heart Health Starts Here

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a good time to ask yourself, “Am I doing enough to keep my heart healthy?”

The good news is even some small changes can help put you on the path to a longer and healthier life. Things like quitting smoking, adding a walk or jog to your daily routine, or eating a balanced diet with more vegetables and lean protein, and less sugar and saturated fat.

By adapting to a more heart-friendly lifestyle, you can lower your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol down, and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Promoting Healthy Eating

Soon, Sumter residents will have access to healthy, affordable food, thanks to our new community garden — brought to you by Phoebe, Flint River Fresh, and the City of Americus.

Visit Community Garden

WALKING TRAILS

Get active with walking trails by exploring the walking trails in your neighborhood. An active lifestyle makes a big difference for both your body and your mind!

Visit Walking Trails

How Sumter gets fit

Healthy Sumter has partnered with Wellable to offer our residents a free fitness tracking and wellness app. Signing up is easy, and there’s no better time to start focusing on your health than today.

MASK UP SUMTER

Protect yourself and others with Mask Up Sumter, a community-led initiative created to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our county.

Visit Mask Up Sumter

Covid-19 prevention

According to the CDC, there are some everyday preventive steps you can take to keep you and your family healthy.

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Children's Literacy

Reading skills are critical to a child’s long-term success. Learn how organizations across the state are helping young minds discover the joy of reading.

Get Georgia Reading

Support your mental health with Middle Flint BHC, offering high-quality care, affordable treatment, and comprehensive education

SUICIDE PREVENTION

We can all help prevent suicide by learning to identify the risk factors and reducing the stigma associated with talking about suicide and mental health.

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get the help you need

Mental health is essential to your overall well-being. Let us connect you with mental health agencies in the community.

CONTACT A MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION

Learn about screenings, warning signs, and the preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.

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