Health Benefits of Camping
Camping is not just a fun activity for everyone in your family. You might think that it’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and connect with your family. But were you also aware that this can help benefit your health? You certainly are able to get a lot of health benefits from joining in this outdoor fun.
How Is It Good For Me
Exercise: This is the most obvious one. While you find yourself out camping, you usually are also out hiking or enjoying a walking trail. Maybe also out swimming. All these are excellent forms of exercises. You are able to burn a lot of calories while out and about outside. Not just the trek to the site or finding firewood, but you can also burn calories while fishing! Imagine that!
Mood: Exercise can increase your mood, which is why it is highly recommended and you already know that you can get quite the work out while on this trip. But that’s not the only reason for a person being happier outside. The sunlight is the best mood increaser. That’s not all. You will also be less stressed while there which some attribute to the high levels of oxygen you get while outside. You are also able to meditate because of the silence nature of this kind of activity, especially when you’re out on the lake fishing in peace.
The Sun: The sun is like health magic, in moderation and with proper usage of sunscreen of course. We all know that it has vitamin D and it’s perfect for our bodies. But do we know why? Vitamin D helps our body absorb certain minerals, most importantly like calcium. And we all know how good calcium is for us.
Food: This doesn’t apply if you sit around eating potato chips or candy while you find yourself out at the site. But if you only eat things that you have hunted or fished, there can be numerous health benefits to you. These meats are fresh and lack the preservatives you would get when you purchase foods at the store. Just be careful to cook everything thoroughly.
Sleep: There’s nothing more relaxing than camping, and you can curl up quite easily in your Eureka! Solitaire – Tent and have an excellent night’s sleep. You probably are exhausted from all your day’s activities anyways and I’m certain you will just pass out in no time.
Our Biological Cycles: They say that all one’s televisions, smartphones and computers overload our bodies with artificial light that can confuse our system and ruin our proper sleep habits. Being out in all that natural light can help essentially reboot our systems and help us in the long run.
Camping Sounds Great
It is. Look for a proper tent, and head out there now. If you have fun the first time, enjoy it as often as possible to really get the most out of all these health benefits from being outdoors. It might even help you extend your lifespan, and allow you to live a longer and healthier life. Not to mention you will have a ton of fun doing it.