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.

Throughout May Active Devon and Devon County Council on behalf of the Devon Local Nature Partnership (DLNP) will be sharing Naturally Healthy ideas and information. Plus, they will be asking partner organisations to join in through promoting the benefits and running events and activities. Active Devon will also be hosting a Naturally Healthy May photo competition, open to people of all ages residing in Devon. Look at the website links below for more information.

Naturally Healthy month is part of Devon’s Naturally Healthy initiative, led by Active Devon and Devon County Council on behalf of the DLNP. 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.