Here’s how camping makes you healthy

by | Aug 9, 2019 | Camping, Health, outdoors

It’s a fact that camping helps boost your health mentally and physically, but how so? The benefits are huge and amazing for our well-being, which is why we picked our top favourite healthy nature facts to present to you here. Add these all up and you have even more reasons to get outside!

Physically fit

The efforts in just packing your camping gear, setting up tent, and all the maintenance that goes with being outdoors is enough to burn more than just a few calories. The hiking, lake swimming, and every other activity you love to do while camping simply adds to your health. The release of endorphins from these activities is a boost to your well being.

Flower power

Stop to smell the flowers to get a healthy kick from natural scents. Lavender, for example, helps you relax, unwind and relieve stress. It’s also often advertised as a scent that helps you sleep better. Fresh floral scents stimulate your frontal cortex, which helps with decision making. That comes in handy while camping!

Lower your stress almost instantly

Everyone could use some de-stressing at some point in their life, and the best place to do it is outside. Spending just two nights camping lowers your level of cortisol, a stress hormone. High cortisol levels can lead to problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, tiredness, and infections…none of which anyone needs.

Perspective

The vastness of nature helps put things into perspective. Just take a look to the night sky while camping to see the billions of stars to know that we are just a blip in this massive universe. Being surrounding by mountains, trees, fresh air and clean water helps to appreciate what we have, instead of focusing on what we don’t have. A positive attitude is key to well being.

We make it easy for you

At Campertunity, our values are to get people outside by connecting campers to private campsites, but we don’t stop there. We want you to know why getting outside is vital to a healthy life. With the numerous health benefits in camping, and Campertunity making campsite bookings easy, now is the time to explore the outdoors. Happy camping to you!

Article by Nora Lozano, co-founder of Campertunity, an online peer-to-peer marketplace where landowners can list their land for campers to book for short term stay. Follow Camperunity on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Learn more and find a campsite!: www.campertunity.com 

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