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Healthy Outside

Healthy Outside

Research shows that spending more time in nature has a positive effect on our overall health. (Learn more on the Arboretum and Public Garden's Nature Rx page.)

Healthy Outside is a campuswide initiative to improve our community's physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being by including more nature into our everyday routines. Take advantage of the abundance of outdoor resources we have on campus to creatively incorporate "outside" into your regularly scheduled school, work or play. 

Share your Healthy Outside story!

Share how you improve your physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being outside by sharing a photo on your public-facing Instagram, tagging @HealthyUCDavis and including #UCDHealthyOutside or submit a testimonial and photo by using this form. Review some of the ways our community likes to stay Healthy Outside in these testimonials