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3 Reasons You Will Want to Consider Camping

By Virginia Laird

Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Or are you looking for a way to lower your stress? Either reason, camping can be the answer you are looking for. During spring many set out to camp to enjoy both the pleasant weather and time away from the fast pace of life. Health and wellness experts suggest that camping can have positive impacts on health. While there are many benefits of camping, the first step is to make the choice to set aside the time to spend away from work, technology, and other perks of daily life. A few healthy benefits of camping include:

  • Camping offers a mental break from reality
  • There is plenty of Vitamin D to soak up while camping
  • Camping can offer a better night of sleep

Camping Offers a Mental Break From Reality

Giving yourself a time out from reality can provide the ability to decrease stress. Checking out mentally (even for a short time) from reality can allow the opportunity to rejuvenate and improve your overall mental wellness. Camping can provide this break from reality, allowing you to leave the stress of the world at home. Health and wellness experts advise that your mental health, as well as your family’s, should be a priority in today’s society.

There is Plenty of Vitamin D to Soak Up While Camping

Spending time camping can provide the opportunity to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D. While being at home is generally a prescription to stay indoors, camping gets those who participate outside and in the sun. While outdoors it is necessary to remember to pack sunscreen. Although soaking up Vitamin D is vital, it is equally important to protect the skin from the harmful damage of overexposure.

Camping Can Offer a Better Night of Sleep

Many who camp praise it for the impact is has on sleep. It is reported that camping can provide a good night of sleep. There are many reasons for this. While camping, many are actively moving and on the go, exploring nature. This can burn calories and increase the body’s ability to rest. Another sleep benefit is the lack of city distractions. While camping there is no traffic to hear passing on the street. Rather, only the music of the crickets and nature to sing you to sleep. If you are concerned about sleeping on the ground, it is suggested to invest in an air mattress which can provide some extra cushion.

With these benefits in store, it is wise to say that camping may be just what you and your family need this spring. Now dust off your sleeping bags, locate your tent, and call your favorite campground to plan a fun-filled weekend with your family.

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

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