May is Devon’s Naturally Healthy Month
Naturally Healthy Month brings together a wide range of partners from health, wellbeing, community and environment sectors to encourage Devonians to be happier and healthier through increased connection to nature.
The pandemic has had a huge impact on all our lives, from children and young people to families and adults of all ages. Looking after our physical and mental health is more important than ever and there is clear evidence that being in a natural environment and connecting actively to nature is good for us.
James Szymankiewicz, Devon GP and member of the Devon Local Nature Partnership said:
“Simply being in the natural environment is clinically proven to improve your health and wellbeing. 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.”
Throughout May the Devon Local Nature Partnership will be sharing information about being Naturally Healthy and encouraging individuals to get outside safely for a walk, a cycle, some gardening, wild swimming, bird watching or other activity. Partner organisations will be organising Covid 19 safe events and activities.
Active Devon will also be hosting a Naturally Healthy Photo Competition throughout May, open to people of all ages living in Devon.
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