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Naturally Healthy May starts this weekend!

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The Naturally Healthy campaign is about encouraging us all to connect with nature to feel happier and healthier, and May is a fantastic time to head outside and enjoy the fresh air and Spring weather.

In our modern, hectic world looking after our physical and mental health is more important than ever and there is growing evidence that harnessing the power of nature and physical activity can improve our health and wellbeing.

Being Naturally Healthy offers us a chance to spend time with friends and family, learn new skills, meet new people, and increase activity levels in a safe and supportive way. Regardless of age or fitness there is something for everyone.

We are also fortunate to have so many beautiful green and blue open spaces in Devon to explore. So, whether it’s going for a walk or jog in the woods, stretching on the beach, gardening, having a picnic in your local park, or going out for your daily dog walk, just take a moment whilst you move more to soak up everything that nature has to offer.

To find out about events in May you can take part in please visit the Active Devon Activity finder. There are some fantastic sessions being held, including;

Dartmoor National Park’s ‘Look Wild’ weekend 7th/8th May. Free family events over the weekend to help spot nature

Norman Lockyer Observatory free outdoor stargazing event on the 7th May

Wellbeing walks at Stover Country Park and Haldon Forest throughout the month of May (and beyond).

We are also running a photography competition throughout May, a chance for you to share your photos of you being active outside, or the places you like to visit. You can find out more about the competition here.

Naturally Healthy May is part of Devon’s Naturally Healthy initiative, led by Active Devon and Devon County Council on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership. It brings together a wide range of partners from the health, wellbeing, community, and environment sectors to ensure that everyone in Devon is happier and healthier through increased connection to nature.

To find out more visit the Natural Devon or Active Devon websites and keep an eye on social media @activedevon and @Devon_LNP. #NaturallyHealthyMay #NaturallyHealthyDevon