5 Ways Camping Can Improve Your Health

5 Ways Camping Can Improve Your Health

Every day is a great day to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, but as we move toward winter, there’s no time like the present to take full advantage of temperate weather. 

The US is home to over 15,000 campgrounds, and as the days grow shorter, so does your window to enjoy them to the fullest. 

If you’re looking for a way to share quality time with friends and loved ones, make memories you’ll not soon forget, and benefit your health, consider booking an RV and hightailing it outdoors. 

Spending time outdoors has real health benefits, including, but not limited to: 

Reduced stress levels

This seems like a no-brainer, but when you unplug and go offline, your mood changes…for the better. Eliminate the pressures of work and the hustle and bustle of everyday life and replace them with deep breaths of fresh air, the sounds of leaves underfoot, and the feeling of a cool calming breeze. Even after a few hours, you’ll find your attitude and stress levels drastically changed.

Increased opportunities for exercise

The outdoors is the prime spot to get in quality exercise. Hiking trails, walking along streams, running across the beach, or mountain biking — whichever you choose, these activities all take calorie-burning effort that releases endorphins and improves your overall health.

Improved relationships

Sometimes we need to physically reconnect with the ones we love. Sometimes that means coming together over great distances. At others, it just means putting our devices down and spending time doing an activity together. One of the best places to overcome distance and do something together is outdoors. Spend time camping, fishing, or hiking to help your relationships grow.

More vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for helping support your body’s nerves, muscles, and immune system. It also helps your body absorb calcium which keeps your teeth and bones strong. Worried you’re not getting enough? Get outside. When your body absorbs sunlight, it absorbs vitamin D. 

Better sleep

Nothing helps you feel better like a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, artificial blue light from incandescent bulbs in places like your office can suppress your body’s natural melatonin levels which disrupts your sleep and your body’s ability to recover. When you go camping, you can recharge your body with a natural yellow light that will help readjust your sleep and awake cycles for better rest and overall health. 

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