IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Boosts Vitamin D – This one is simple, more natural sunshine = more vitamin D. Vitamin D increases bone health, muscle strength, lean body mass, helps skin disorders and more.
Increase Endorphins which are natural pain and stress fighters.
Burn More Calories: On average you can burn around 300 calories per hour when out camping if you have a moderately active camping trip.
-Hiking & Backpacking burns 500 calories per hour.
-Walking burns 200 calories per hour.
-Playing with children burns 200 calories per hour.
We could go on about the health benefits of camping and getting outdoors, but I think you get the point.
CREATE LASTING MEMORIES WITH YOUR FAMILY
I have so many great memories from camping as a child. When I say great, honestly many of them may not have seemed great at the time, but it’s those disastrous trips that create the best memories.
This health benefit needed to be listed on it’s own because it sounds absolutely crazy. Getting outdoors gives your eyes a break from screen and what is known as Computer Vision Syndrome. This is fatigue in your eyes and can cause nearsightedness. Actually, kids who play at least 2 hours outside a day were 4 times less likely to be nearsighted that those who played outside for 1 hour a day.
DETACH FROM YOUR GADGETS
This one is a personal favorite of mine. I’ve become so attached to my phone and iPad that I’ve been to the point of checking them first thing when I wake up and last thing when I go to bed. That’s not what I want. Sometimes it takes something like a camping trip with no internet connection to make you realize that everything you’re checking in on doesn’t really matter.
EXPERIENCE TRUE DARKNESS (IN A GOOD WAY!)
One of the things that really strikes our customers is how dark night really is on a secluded campsite. When your only source of light is the moon and stars, you will have a new appreciation for true darkness.
A benefit of this incredible darkness is some of the best star gazing you will experience. Open your tent roof or set your sleeping bags out under the stars and enjoy a great viewing experience.
RESET YOUR SLEEP CYCLE
When you expose yourself to only natural light, your internal clock quickly resets itself to rise with the sun and sleep shortly after sunset. Recent studies have shown that we actually sleep better when we set our sleep cycles with those of the sun. This is the way people have operated for thousands of years. Not to mention, camping gives you an excuse to go to bed by 9!
No explanation needed.
So what are you waiting for? Book your next camping holiday!!