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Light the Campfire for Your Health

By Tom Herrin

When people look for that magic solution to cure their health ills, they don't have to look far.  There are all kinds of programs and equipment that can be bought or subscribed to.  A good thing is that it is not limited to that.  There is a wide variety of things that may be done to boost health or make a difference in it.  An easy one is to fall back on something that they likely did as children.  Most kids have done some kind of camping.  It may have begun in their living rooms, but it probably ended up somewhere in their backyards.  That camping can still be done as an adult, and it can be a good way to improve health.

It May Mean Cleaner Air

Most people spend so much time indoors that they seldom have an opportunity to get out and take a breath of real fresh air.  It has been said that those who spend so much time indoors are breathing air that has pollution levels two to five times that of fresh air.  Spending a few days camping may provide that shot of fresh air that can clear the lungs.

It May Help to Deter the Blues

Many people struggle with a type of depression when the seasons change.  Most likely, this is when they have been outdoors enjoying the sun and good weather, then changes occur that curb their activity.  This can keep them inside for months.  It is referred to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  Camping and getting outdoors, even in winter months, can help to provide a new outlook.  It can make their lives seem brighter.  They may feel more in touch and upbeat.  A night or two of camping may make all the difference.

It May Strengthen Families

Many people get so busy with all of the things they have to do that they fail to have enough quality time for family.  Sometimes scheduling it may be the only way to get together.  While that may seem a bit extreme, we all benefit when we spend more time with our families.  Mine always loved camping, and all we had to do was to say the word.  They were ready to go on short notice.  We still go as often as possible.  Another thing is that when we go, we more often do such things as hike and explore.  Any of it can be good for health. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.

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