Camping and being outside is great for your body and mind! There are actually health benefits of camping, so what are you waiting for? Plan your vacation that’s fun and good for your health today!
Boost Your Immune System
Trees release airborne chemicals called phytoncides, which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Their first function is to help protect trees from disease, but they’re good for you, too. When you breathe in phytoncides, your body responds by increasing your own white blood cells, which boost your immune system. Plus, being outside decreases the risk of contagious exposure, which is highly elevated in indoor, public venues.
Lower Stress & Elevate Your Mood
When you get moving outside, not only does the physical exercise lower cortisol (a stress hormone), but it can help elevate your mood and raise your energy levels while lowering blood pressure and depression. Yes, please! And a little bit of sunshine every day is just the Vitamin D intake your body needs (but don’t forget the sunscreen!)
Get Better Sleep
Getting outside not only raises your energy levels but it’ll help you sleep better at night, too! It’s a great payoff that comes to letting your body enjoy some movement, and sure beats sitting on the couch! It heightens your energy, but it also uses that same energy better than being sedentary. One of my favorite side effects from being outside is the exhilaration I feel during the day followed by being able to sleep hard and well that night.
Cooking a delicious, hearty meal while camping frequently means you’re relying on fresher, simpler, and fewer ingredients, which means you’re probably eating less of the foods you might splurge on if you were at home or eating out. Let’s face it, a frozen pizza may taste good, but a grilled dinner of meat and veggies over your campfire or your new or used RV’s outdoor kitchen tastes great!
The best part about the health benefits of camping is that most of them are absolutely free. Fresh air and sunshine don’t cost you a dime, and the health benefits of camping will last you a long time. Contact us if we can help you get started in a new or used RV!