Have you been extra stressed lately or finding it hard to sleep? Getting away on a much needed camping trip could be the solution. Whether you are camping in a tent, camper or caravan you can benefit from the break to your everyday routine.
It’s no secret that camping is fun! From spending time outdoors to escaping your daily routine you’ll have a blast. Not to mention the positive benefits to your health and well being. The benefits of camping are endless, but we have picked our top 5 reasons you NEED to camp to improve your wellbeing, health and happiness.
1. Camping is great for your health
People who camp regularly enjoy loads of health benefits that come with this fun activity. Generally they are healthier, happier and live longer. From the fresh air to increased exercise and less stress there are numerous health benefits to caravan and camping. The latest research from the Caravan Industry Association of Australia has shown that those who regularly go caravan and camping are not only happier, but also more satisfied, optimistic and energised than those who don’t. Ignoring stress in your life can be detrimental to your mental, physical, and emotional health. So why not take a break and give caravan and camping a go this year.
2. Reconnect with loved ones
We live in a time where work life balance is often out of whack, making us time poor and struggling to find time to connect with our loved ones. Camping is the perfect way to spend quality time with family and friends in a relaxed environment and away from all the modern distractions.
3. Electronics Detox
Technology clearly has its benefits, but do you ever feel you or your family need a break from electronics? For most people we don’t go anywhere without our phones, tablets or laptops. With camping you can ditch the screens, unplug from all electronics and chill out. Excessive screen time can lead to many health issues for both adults and kids, so a digital detox every now and then will have great benefits on your wellbeing. It might also be a surprise that you and the kids can survive without electronics and actually enjoy it!
4. Improve your sleep
Trouble sleeping? Camping could be the answer! Spending less time in natural light and more time in front of screens has affected our circadian rhythm. Which means that many of us are suffering sleep disorders or simply not getting enough sleep daily. The good news is that research from the University of Colorado-Boulder shows that a weekend camping trip can reset your circadian rhythm and return your bodies normal sleeping patterns.
5. Holiday Safely
There’s no doubt that travelling around this amazing country is going to be a much easier and safer holiday. Not to mention Australia has some of the best destinations and experiences, which rival anywhere overseas. With no currency change over, long flights, airports, culture shock, you can spend more time enjoying the sights. Plus travelling with a hybrid caravan or camper allows you the freedom to enjoy more of Australia. Also Medicare covers you while travelling around Australia, so any medical care during your holiday is free. More importantly with today’s state of play, from terrorism to viruses you are much safer travelling right here in Australia.
Today more that ever we are time poor, stressed and out of balance. Being outdoors is great for you health! You get more vitamin D, an increase in endorphins, plus you will burn extra calories without even realising. You can’t lose, why not give caravan or camping a go this year.