Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340

 

Physical Activity

Physical activity simply means any movement of the body that uses energy. Physical activity is so much more than going to the gym, participating in PE class, or playing on a sports team. Walking, gardening, briskly pushing a baby stroller, climbing the stairs, and dancing are all good examples of being active.

Regular physical activity can produce long term benefits, helping you live longer, feel better about yourself, move around more easily, and stay at a healthy weight. When you are not physically active, you are more likely to develop heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

Programs and Services

Community health issues are best addressed through partnerships between community organizations. Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments works with community partners to address the need for greater physical activity in schools, worksites, and homes. We provide education on the importance of physical activity for preventing chronic disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you or your community group is interested in partnering with GNR to address physical activity please contact Community Health. 

Community Partnerships

  • Covington Housing Authority
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County School Systems

 

Helpful Links 

Physical Activity Basics

Getting Started with Physical Activity

Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight

Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity

Contact Us
  • District Office : 770.339.4260
  • Buford Center : 770.614.2401
  • Lawrenceville Center : 770.339.4283
  • Norcross Center : 770.638.5700
  • Lilburn WIC : 678.924.1546
  • Newton Center : 770.786.9086
  • Rockdale Center : 770.785.4345
  • Preventive Health : 678.442.6880
  • CMS : 770.339.4270
  • Gwinnett Environmental : 770.963.5132
  • Newton Environmental : 770.784.2121
  • Rockdale Environmental : 770.278.7340