• Physical Wellness Resources and Information

    Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall, physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in top condition. Obtaining an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health. As you become conscious of your physical health, you are able to identify elements you are successful in as well as elements you would like to improve.

    Why is Physical Wellness Important?

    Physical Wellness encourages us to care for our bodies through physical activity, proper nutrition, and a strong mind.

    Physical Activity

    Being physically active is crucial to keeping your body in top condition. A few proven benefits of physical activity are strengthened bones and muscles, reduced risk of disease and stroke, and more energy. Learn more about physical activity.

    Nutrition

    It is important to nurture your body by eating a well-balanced diet. Filling yourself with a variety of nutrients and vitamins will not only help prevent illness, but will also keep your body functioning at its best. Find healthy eating resources on campus.

    Mental Well-Being

    Having optimal levels of physical activity and maintaining proper nutrition is key to improving your overall emotional wellness. Not only will you sharpen your thinking and learning abilities, you will also enhance your sense of self-esteem and self-control.

    The Route to Physical Wellness

    Understanding the relationship between your body’s physical health and mental health is crucial in order to develop a balanced physical wellness. When you take the route to physical wellness, you will learn to understand how your body performs physically and be able to connect it to how you feel mentally. Physical wellness encourages principles of good health and knowledge, which affect behavior patterns that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Below are a few suggestions for you to practice maintaining an optimal level of physical wellness.

    • Engage in physical activity every day for 30 minutes. You may break up your daily 30 minutes into 10 minute bouts.
    • Use stairs instead of the elevator or escalator and walk whenever possible.
    • Learn to recognize warning signs when your body begins feeling ill.
    • Eat a variety of healthy foods and control your meal portions.
    • Maintain a regular sleep schedule and get between 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
    • Practice safe sex.

    Source: SHCS.UCDAVIS.EDU

    Collaborative Supports/Events/Agencies

    Basic Needs

    Helping Hand Partners …………………………… 678-341-8075

    Ninth District Opportunity of Forsyth County ……770-889-9420

    Project Share (DFCS) …………………….……… 770-781-6700

    St. Vincent De Paul Forsyth County …………….770-886-2598

    The Place of Forsyth ………………………………770-887-1098

     

    Child Care

    Childcare Resource & Referral Agency ………… 1-877-255-4254

    Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning ….404-656-5957

    Georgia DHR Office of Child Support Services …1-844-694-2347

    Head Start (Ninth District Opportunity) …………...770-889-9420

     

    Individuals with Special Needs/Disabilities

    Babies Can’t Wait ……………………………………………………… 770-531-4053

    Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities …678-947-2818

    Forsyth County Special Olympics ……………………………………. 770-887-2461

    Lekotek of Georgia ……………………………………………………. 404-273-6139

    Vocational Rehabilitation Services ………………………...………..770-781-6781

     

    Physical/Environmental Activities

    Forsyth County Parks and Recreation

    City of Cumming Parks and Recreation

    Keep Forsyth Beautiful

    UGA Co-op Extention- Forsyth

    Cumming Aquatic Center

    Forsyth County School Athletics

     

    Food Resources

     
    Abba’s House “Windows of Heaven” Food Pantry 678-208-2000
    City on a Hill Church 770-889-6919
    Creekside United Methodist Church 770-888-8449
    Cumming Baptist Church 770-205-6699
    Cumming First United Methodist Church 770-887-2900
    Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit 404-226-0935
    Food Stamps (DFCS) 770-781-6700
    Freedom Tabernacle--“There’s Hope” Program 770-887-4679
    Greater Heights Baptist Church- Food Pantry 770-887-4802
    Helping Hands 678-341-8075
    Hightower Baptist Association Food and Clothing Bank 770-205-2464
    Meals By Grace Pantry 404-426-4055
    MSG Foundation 770-889-2859
    North Lanier Baptist Church 770-781-5433
    The Place of Forsyth County 770-887-1098
    St. Brendan’s Church-St. Joseph’s Food Pantry 770-205-7969
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services 770-781-6781

    Medical Services

     
    Children's Health Care of Atlanta 404-785-3229
    District 2 Public Health 770-781-6909
    FC Health Department 770-781-6900
    Georgia Highlands Medical Services 770-8871668
    Northside Hospital, Forsyth 770-884-3200

    TWC Community Resources have been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.