Camping a is a great way to take some time off from work, socialize with friends and family, and get out of the city for a while. Not only are you outside enjoying nature, but you’re saving money by ditching the big city dates and hotel fees. It’s great for spending quality time with good people, or simply being alone. But is camping good for you? Here are four reasons that may just convince you.
Not only do you have to face the challenges of pitching a tent and starting a cooking fire, you have to travel everywhere by foot. Say goodbye to that lovely hybrid car you just leased, because it’s all legwork from here. Camping is great physical activity, and even if you’re cabin camping on your family vacation, plenty of opportunities to get active will present themselves.
Family vacations may often seem like more stress than they’re worth, but in reality, being outside and enjoying nature can greatly reduce the amount of stress in your life. Working 40 or more hours every week not only takes a physical toll on your body, it takes a mental one as well. Getting out and getting active can play a crucial role in decreasing the mental stress of daily life.
Recent studies have proven that living in green or blue landscapes has a positive effect on emotional health. Booking those vacation cabins and taking a few days to rest in the lush, green summer landscape can help relieve some of the emotional stress of the work week, and actually increase your levels of happiness.
If you can find a camp site with decent wireless internet and some form of cell phone connection, you’re the luckiest human alive. More often than not, the great outdoors forces you to ditch the technology and simply enjoy the company of nature and a few good friends. So grab a few friends, pitch a tent, and eat some s’mores, because camping is a fantastic way to catch up and strengthen relationships.
Breathing in the fresh air of a camp site can make you feel rested, rejuvenated, and energized. Half of the fun is planning the trip, so don’t wait to get outside this summer!
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