May 2019 is Naturally Healthy month!

Devon’s natural environment is amazing and offers a variety of ways for us all to be naturally healthy. Naturally Healthy May is all about getting outdoors and enjoying our beautiful surroundings and feeling happier and healthier for it.

May is an ideal opportunity to make some time for yourself and connect to nature and there is clear evidence that this offers huge benefits to our physical health, mental health and wellbeing.

So get out and enjoy the (hopefully) warm spring air and share what you are doing on social media using #naturallyhealthy  #DevonCAN and copy us in @Devon_LNP

LNP partners will be sharing ideas and activities via these web pages and social media.  If you are organising an event that you would like listing please email jay.boyle@devon.gov.uk.  Take a look at some guidance put together by Active Devon (Feb 2018) for anyone organising a Naturally Healthy event. 

‘It is not a pill or potion but consider connecting with nature as a prescription. One that works, costs nothing and has no side effects. It is so easy to do, just take that step outside to start with. The most important thing is you enjoy it. Think of it as an opportunity to invest a bit of time in looking after yourself, your family and this place we call home.” Dr James Szymankiewicz, North Devon GP and Chair of the Devon Local Nature Partnership.

Naturally Healthy Month Events

– Places to go

– Naturally Healthy ideas

– Walking for Health and accessible trails

– Explore Devon website

– Read our Naturally Healthy Stories

Naturally Healthy Pages – including information on our Forum

 

Send information on events to:  Jay.Boyle@devon.gov.uk

For more information contact: Tom.Mack@activedevon.org or Kirstie.Pritchard@devon.gov.uk