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Healthy Summers Start Here

Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to get outside and get active, and Sumter County has plenty to offer! Whether you like to walk the neighborhood, hike trails, canoe, or play sports, 30 minutes of daily exercise is the foundation of a fitter, healthier you. Just don’t forget to use sunscreen, keep plenty of water with you to stay hydrated, and listen to your body when it needs cooling off on hot days.

The second key factor to achieving your Fit Sumter Summer is a balanced diet. Add fruits and vegetables to every meal to help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Our county community garden at Brookdale Park is a great place to learn more about Georgia’s agricultural bounty. 

Healthy Summers Start Here

Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to get outside and get active, and Sumter County has plenty to offer! Whether you like to walk the neighborhood, hike trails, canoe, or play sports, 30 minutes of daily exercise is the foundation of a fitter, healthier you. Just don’t forget to use sunscreen, keep plenty of water with you to stay hydrated, and listen to your body when it needs cooling off on hot days.

The second key factor to achieving your Fit Sumter Summer is a balanced diet. Add fruits and vegetables to every meal to help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Our county community garden at Brookdale Park is a great place to learn more about Georgia’s agricultural bounty.

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.

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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!

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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.

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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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