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Here's Why You Need to Go Camping

By Virginia Laird

There is something glorious about camping. For some, this joy can be found in the peace of nature while others enjoy the freedom from the constraints of daily life. For many, camping life is the best life. There are few worldly distractions getting in the way of spending quality time with family and friends while taking in the beauty of nature. Many health and wellness experts suggest that camping offers a variety of healthy benefits for all who participate. Some of these include:

  • Camping life promotes an active life
  • Fresh air is great for the health
  • Camping encourages healthy eating
  • A weekend away can help decrease stress

Camping Life Promotes an Active Life

Spending time outdoors can increase your activity level. As opposed to being at home, while camping you are not surrounded by television and other electronic devices which can provide entertainment without being active. Health and wellness professionals suggest being active can help promote weight loss, build endurance, and strengthen muscles, among other health benefits.

Fresh Air is Great for the Health

Millions across the nation spend the bulk of their time surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city. In the city, everyone is exposed to pollution, which can have harmful effects on the respiratory system. Spending time away from the city and its pollutants can offer purer air, which can provide more energy and reduced breathing issues.

Camping Encourages Healthy Eating

Research suggests that camping encourages healthier eating. This is in part due to the fact that while camping, there are limited snacks, where at home there may be an endless supply. Many take part in eating out of boredom while at home. However, while on a camping adventure, there is little time to be bored. Many campgrounds are loaded with activities which include hiking, canoeing, and biking. Staying active can help prevent snacking when it is not necessary.

A Weekend Away Can Help Decrease Stress

If you are one who finds yourself drowning in stress, camping may be an activity which interests you. Health and wellness experts recommend that getting away from the madness which life can bring, as well as leaving the electronics at home, can allow your body and mind to release tension and stress. Research suggests that stress can be detrimental to overall health. Taking time away can prove to rejuvenate the mind and release the stress.

To reap these benefits for your family, begin planning your next camping trip right away.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Augusta, Ga.

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