Why you should go camping July 13th, 2017
Why you should go camping
You could find yourself lost in the daily grind of life. And you might be dealing with a lot of stress and pressure from work or home. Your body could be crying out for a much-needed break. If you’re in need of leisure time then going away for a few days might help. Because sometimes getting away from daily responsibilities can make all the difference in the world.
Jack Kerouac author of On the Road says, “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that...mountain”. So are you in need of a vacation? Why not consider a good old fashioned camp? Camping provides the perfect escape for recharging your batteries while exploring nature. So stock up your lantern batteries, air out your tent and grab those marshmallows, it’s time for some outdoor fun.
Here are a few benefits you’ll get through camping.
Get some exercise
One of the best things about being outdoors is that you’ll get exercise. When you’re in the woods you’ll spend much of your time being active and exploring. You could find yourself swimming, kayaking or taking long walks with your family.
If you’re feeling overworked and in need of some downtime then an outdoor vacation might boost your energy levels. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology and researcher at the Rochester University says, “Often when we feel depleted we reach for coffee but… a better way to energised is to connect with nature”.
When you live in the city you’re constantly exposed to the sound of cars, sirens and noise from construction sites. This is noise pollution and many people have to drown it out by turning to technology. You can download a white noise app on your phone or invest in some noise cancelling headphones. But nothing beats heading out of town.
Retreating into nature to the soothing sounds of the birds, animals and gentle breeze is all you’ll need to destress.
Read a novel
No camping trip is complete without a good book to read in the light of a blazing fire. Whether you’re reading an enthralling thriller or a light romance, reading is by far the best way to relax and escape for a few hours.
Sometimes you need to still the mind in order to completely relax. You could relax on your sleeping bag with the stars twinkling in the background and daydream. And If that doesn’t relax you then try floating in water or take lots of naps. Nature provides a tranquil space for you to relax and forget about any responsibilities you have back home.
We live in a day and age where people are obsessed with the internet. With a click of a button you can see what your friends and family have been up to and catch up on the latest news. A recent study suggested that too much exposure to technology could disrupt sleep and cause stress. Spending time out in nature could help you unplug from technology. Many camping sites don’t have a cell phone signal in the outskirts.
Spend more time with loved ones
Most people spend more time at work than they do at home. Which means there's little time left in the day to spend with family and friends. When you’re camping you’ll have a lot of free time to bond with your loved ones and have fun. There’s nothing better than sharing stories with your family around a crackling fire under the stars.
Being surrounded by trees and flowers will give you a natural high. And that’s because when you’re in nature you breathe in more oxygen and serotonin is released in your body. Serotonin is a hormone which controls your mood. And when you breathe in more fresh air you’re bound to feel happier.
Do it in style
Modern day recreational car comes with many perks. They have bathrooms and bedrooms. They also have a wide range of amenities like digital heaters IPad/tablet docking station, solar panels and touch screen TVs. They provide convenience and freedom. For example, you’ll be able to use a kitchen to make food and cupboards to store your clothes. Investing in a recreational car is worth it because you’ll make lifelong memories with your family. In order to finance your recreational car, you could save up monthly or get a loan.
Camping is an excellent way to relax in a natural setting. It has mental and physical benefits which could leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.