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Move more and 
 improve your health 
 and happiness 

Moving more can improve your health and make you feel and look great.

Step outside and get active in Devon and Somerset’s amazing natural environment!

This May, Devon and Somerset’s Local Nature Partnerships are celebrating the physical and mental health benefits of being active in the beautiful outdoors and encouraging everyone to get involved!

There is a growing body of evidence linking activity in the natural environment with improved health and wellbeing.

For some inspiration, new ideas and to get involved in some events and partner projects, visit

Share what you’re doing during Naturally Healthy month using #StepOutside on social media.

The 4-Minute Lower Body Burpee Gauntlet Challenge Workout

Challenge yourself to this 4 minute lower body workout, to help burn fat and build muscle. This is a free home workout with no equipment required and is suitable for any level of fitness.

Chairobics Workout with Mary Morris from Rosemary Conley Online

A great seated workout by Rosemary Conley, designed to deliver a short cardio workout without putting strain on the joints and bones. This set of exercises  Do this two to three times a day and you'll be hitting the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity.

Pilates workout for Legs

A great Pilates workout which focuses on the legs – increasing strength and flexibility. This type of exercise can also help improve your spine and core.

Seated Exercise for Obesity and Limited Mobility

For those with limited mobility, this set of exercises is designed to help slowly ease you into a regular routine of movement. We recommend trying each exercise  3-4 times a week, and repeating your favourite one regularly and is suitable for any level of fitness.

Full Length Gentle Yoga Class for Beginners and Seniors Vol. 1

Try this full length gentle yoga class, perfect for beginners, seniors or just those of you coming back to Yoga or looking for a gentle practice. All you'll need is a mat.

Think easy changes

Leave the car at home.   Active travel is a healthier option for you and the environment. 

Stand instead of sitting during your day.  Try short periods in meetings, at your desk or while on the phone.

Take a walk at lunch time with a colleague.  Devon is a great place to be active outdoors.

Be active with housework.  You can get a good workout gardening or washing windows.

Boost your motivation

Set yourself a small goal.  Plan small steps to achieving that goal.

Use an exercise diary.  Keep track of your progress

How much have you moved today? 
Move regularly and reduce sitting time.  Calculate your ‘sitting score’ with this quick quiz.


Need extra support?

We can offer you one to one sessions to help you move more. 

Our team can help you set goals, address obstacles and develop strategies that will help you make the changes you want and stay motivated.

For more information, contact us today.

Self-help tools
Move more; move to improve tips

My physical activity diary

Free tools to help you move more

Free Devon services  

Want to find out more about local services your area? There's a wide range of options available and just a click away.

Please check with their GP before starting a new exercise programme, particularly if you have any concerns about your health, are very overweight or have a chronic illness.

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