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You Are in a Great Place to Camp for Better Health

By Tom Herrin

It really does not take a rocket scientist to know that going camping can be a pretty good thing for health.  Anyone who has spent any time in the outdoors probably is aware of the feelings they can get by simply being there.  For some, it may seem like an unexplainable thing.  For others, there are some pretty good scientific reasons.  No matter what the case, it can have a positive effect on anyone who ventures out.  Those who never have done so will find it refreshing and new.  Those who have done it in the past are sure to find it as a wonderful blast from the past for their memory and emotions.

It May Be a Good Pick-Me-Up

A lot of people tend to get down after the warm, pleasant, and sunny days are gone and are replaced by more gray skies and cooler temps.  There is also more darkness.  Camping can be a good way to overcome this condition that is known as seasonal affective disorder, of SAD.  Even when they camp in more dismal weather, simply being outdoors can provide a lift for the spirit that may be found no other place.

It May Help With Eyesight

For quite a long time, it was believed that the sunlight may be harmful to the eyes and contribute to myopia.  In recent years, it has been found that this may not be the case.  The increase in cases of myopia may well be attributed to electronic screens.  Some Canadian research has shown that those who spend more time outdoors actually have lower rates of myopia, leading them to conclude that the sunlight may play a beneficial role.

It May Help Build Relationships

Most of us have good intentions.  Our ability to carry out those may be questionable as many of us struggle with a way of putting in enough quality time with our families.  One thing is for sure, when our relationships are strong, we are much more likely to enjoy better overall health.  This may be largely due to better mental and emotional health.  Camping can be great way to strengthen and improve those relationships.  When we do something such as this, we almost certainly have greater interdependence on one another.  It is relatively inexpensive as well as challenging.  It may be worth your effort to give it a try.

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

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