Get Healthy Sumner
The Sumner County Health Department in conjunction with the Sumner County Health Committee is sponsoring “Get Healthy Sumner Month” beginning Sunday, May 1st thru Saturday, June 1st.
This initiative is designed to educate and motivate individuals and groups to adopting healthy lifestyle habits.
“Our goal is to improve the health of Sumner County and drive the county to #1 in the state. We currently sit 4th, if our residents would adopt just one healthy habit, increase physical activity, drink more water, put down the cigarettes, we could easily jump up the list” states Health Department Director, Hal Hendricks.
Get Healthy Sumner is a 5 week initiative where individuals, faith based organization, business, and groups take part in health and wellness related programs and activities. A Wellness Log has been created to assist in an individual in accomplishing their goals. Physical activity, water intake, consuming fruits and vegetables, living tobacco free and taking a mental health break are all components of the Wellness Log. By accomplishing these daily activities, the result is improved health and quality of life. “Improved sleep, more energy, mental tranquility, and the ability to cope with daily stress are all benefits from improving your health” adds Health Educator Kimberly Bonds.