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3 Reasons You Need to Go Camping This Fall

By Virginia Laird

For those who love the outdoor life, fall is the ideal time to get outside and enjoy all nature has to offer. As the temperature changes from crazy hot to brisk and cool weather, it is time to consider camping. Cooler fall weather is a great time to plan a family adventures in nature. Taking in the cool crisp mornings that nature has to offer can be beneficial to your overall wellness. A few reasons you should consider camping include:

  • Camping promotes an active lifestyle
  • Cool weather promotes better sleep
  • Camping can help keep you from snacking

Camping Promotes an Active Lifestyle

Often campgrounds are loaded with hiking trails and activities to do. Therefore, as you spend time camping you inevitably spend time living an active lifestyle. This is true almost every time you head to the campground. It's for this reason experts say that camping is excellent for your health. While exercising in the gym may be boring, hiking, biking and other camping activities offer exercise with more adventure. There is no way to skip the exercise you are sure to encounter as you spend time outdoors. Consider camping part of your healthy lifestyle living right away.

Cool Weather Promotes Better Sleep 

There is research to suggest that cooler weather can help promote better sleep. The body is able to rest better in cooler temperatures while snuggled down in a sleeping bag with little space to toss and turn. Experts say that those who camp generally awake refreshed and ready to tackle the day. For this reason it is a great idea to make camping part of your lifestyle. Researchers discuss how camping eliminates all of the distractions (television, etc.) which can keep you up far too long each night. Without these distractions you are likely to get the eight hours of sleep you need to be fully rested.

Camping Can Help Keep You from Snacking

Camping can help manage your diet. For those who camp, it is less likely that you will have a wide variety of snack and junk foods. This helps you to curb your appetite and consume fewer calories throughout the day. Those who camp are also more willing to take healthier foods with them, thus helping to keep you eating right throughout the day.

Whether you have a favorite camping destination or are ready to try something new, now is the time to begin planning your fall camping trip!

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

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