Sugar Swaps!

29th January 2015

We’re encouraging children and their families to cut back on the amount of sugar in their diet by signing up to the Sugar Swap challenge.


We all know that we need to move more, and so we've launched this fantastic new website to help you find activities, exercise classes, sports clubs and new skills to help you and your family get active.  Simply tick the criteria that is important to you, if you have no preference for a section, just leave it blank.  You will be surprised by just what’s available on your doorstep.

 

Go on, Get Active today!




Explore Devon - the naturally active way

9th July 2014

Explore Devon  - the naturally active way

 

We know we are lucky to live in Devon, but do we make the most of what is on our doorstep? With two distinctive coastlines, two National Parks, two World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and countless, woodlands, forests, rivers, parks and open spaces, there is something for everyone.  There is also a great network of cycleways and footpaths to help you explore all this fabulous countryside and get active at the same time whether you want a short stroll with the children, a half-day bike ride or a long trek.

 

A new website has just been launched to help give you ideas for things to do and places to go to be more naturally active.  Not only does it have details of multi-use routes for safe and easy walking or cycling and a wide variety of walking routes from accessible trails suitable for families with young children and pushchairs or the elderly and those who use wheelchairs routes, but it also details specific sites and areas to visit where you can see some of the glorious Devon wildlife or explore the geology.  It also explains the essentials like how you can get to these places easily, where to park or find out bus times and whether you’ll be able to buy a cup of tea.

 

Devon provides endless opportunities for all ages and abilities and it is not just about getting out and active but discovering new interests at the same time as improving your health and well-being.  Whether you’re taking a gentle stroll or having an invigorating hike or bike ride or just at your “special place”, you’ll feel happier and more connected to nature.   There are lots of ways our beaches, countryside and moors can make you feel good!

 

So find out more at www.exploredevon.info  - it’s good for the mind , body and soul!




How to appear on Google Maps!

31st January 2014

Get Active Devon uses Google Maps to generate lists of activity options in Devon. Registering your business or group with Google Maps is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. Click on the following link for a simple step-by-step guide: http://www.getactivedevon.co.uk/?page=stage_1




Exercise Referral Schemes Information - Available Online!

28th October 2013

Exercise Referral Schemes are specially designed for healthcare professionals to recommend their patients to an exercise programme in order to support their health and wellbeing and quality of life. The services are provided by a number of leisure centres in Devon and operate through qualified instructors who design and work through a personalised programme of exercise with the patient.

 

A programme will normally include an initial one-to-one consultation, followed by a 12 - 16 week programme. The services are paid for by the patient, although many leisure providers offer the services as part of a membership scheme or offer concessionary rates. Please click on the link for more information on Exercise Referral Schemes in Devon.




Get Active Devon - Coming Soon!

7th October 2013

Get Active Devon uses Google to search the availability of a number of chosen options and generates a tailor made list of possible activities available through clubs, leisure centres, voluntary groups and organisations in their local area. The e-tool will be ‘soft-launched’ with interested clinicians in November 2013, following by a Devon-wide launch in January 2014.




Where do I get patient information materials?

7th October 2013

Latest news

We’re encouraging children and their families to cut back on the amount of sugar in their diet by signing up to the Sugar Swap challenge. Read more...
Devon provides endless opportunities for all ages and abilities to get naturally active! Getting out and about and active, is great for discovering new interests at the same time as improving your health and wellbeing. So find out more at www.exploredevon.info - it’s good for the mind , body and soul! Read more...

Useful links

 

The Devon Community Directory gives you access to thousands 
of services and community groups across Devon in a single search

Devon community Directory

 

Wherever you want to be, there are lots of ways to make getting around Devon easy.

http://www.journeydevon.info/