Good for your health – really or virtually!

For all of us lucky enough to live, work and/or  visit Dartmoor regularly we know that it’s a very special place and is rightly a National Park and so one of Britain’s Breathing Spaces. But now an international team of scientists and health professionals have created a virtual natural environment by using areas of Dartmoor around Burrator and parts of the South West Coast path.

As a report stated, “Key to the research is an exploration of the studies that showed a direct relationship between interaction with the natural environment and improvements in health, and the potential such activity has for becoming adopted by health services around the world to the benefit of both patients and budgets.”

So when you are next on Dartmoor, make sure you appreciate all the sights, sounds and smells as they are truly beneficial to your health.

For further information on the virtual environment see

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