What Are The The Benefits Of Camping?
Have you ever wondered why you should care about camping? Why would you want to leave the comforts of your home to go out into the wild? A place where there are bugs, and often a severe lack of comfortable beds? If you have ever asked yourself how someone could be crazy enough to do such a thing, then this blog is the perfect place to be. Surprisingly enough, there are more reasons to spend time out in nature than you may think. It actually is good for not only your physical health, but your mental state as well. Maybe camping isn’t so crazy after all.
It doesn’t matter whether you are in a tent or an RV, there are many reasons to spend time out in nature and that is exactly what we are going to tackle in this blog.
Escape The Routine
Camping is a great way to break up the monotony of your everyday life. You work, you spend a little time relaxing, if you get the chance, then go to sleep and repeat. This goes on for days, weeks, months, and even years. It is just the same thing over and over again. This is where camping comes in to blow apart the constant repetition.
When you are out there in nature you can let go of the stress you experience at work and the other things put on your shoulder, whatever source it may be from. Very often when you take a break from the routine it boosts your creativity too. Too much of anything can really bog you down, even if you like it. If you take a break and give your mind a break it can make all the difference. Think of exercise, what happens if you don’t take a break and just keep exercising? Even if you are in very good condition you will start to get tired and eventually will simply be unable to continue. You’re mind is similar. It can only handle so much before it needs a break if you want to be at all productive.
Improve Physical Health
When you’re out in nature you get a perfect opportunity to improve your physical health. When you are out camping, there are all sorts of activities to do. Things like hiking, biking, swimming, or even kayaking depending where you stay. Not only do you have a blast doing these, but you get to do it with your friends or family too! There is nothing better than exercise you actually enjoy. Most people don’t like just lifting or running after all. But when you get to go hiking or kayaking, it’s a totally different story.
On top of have a good time exercising, you are doing it outside. That means you get a boost in your vitamin D levels. Who needs pills when you can just have fun in the sun?
Surprisingly there has been quite a bit of research done around spending time in nature. As far as it’s possible it’s been proved that spending time in nature actually helps reduce your stress levels. When your camping you have an easier time of disconnecting from the tech and the world. Doing that brings a sense of calm and tranquility that you don’t find when you are connected to the tech. When your phone or TV is constantly holding your attention you don’t get a chance to sit back and take in your surroundings. Something happens when you don’t have distractions or have things to worry about. When you are just in the present, listening to birds, wind in the leaves, or running water, it puts you into a state of peace.
So often our minds are running a million miles an hour or totally distracted and that doesn’t give us a chance to just truly relax. Being in nature and disconnecting can help with depression and other conditions, which is huge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying being in nature is a cure-all, but it definitely helps with a lot. With nothing to distract you, or responsibilities to weigh on you, your stress levels really do go down.
This one may seem a little strange. How could you get better sleep away from your very own bed? It has a lot to do with your natural time clock. Listening to the sounds of nature, and breathing in fresh air can help to regulate your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. When anything is out of whack, like our body clocks usually are, things go less smoothly. So, we want to get that body clock working properly.
Being out in natural and sleeping when the sun goes down can really help you to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more rested and refreshed. Who doesn’t want that? It seems like a lot of us never get more than one or two nights of good sleep a week.
Our minds are just as much a muscle as our biceps are. The only real difference is the way in which we use them. Where physical resistance grows our biceps, learning new skills and information grows our brains. Out camping is a perfect place to learn a few new things and find some new interests too. Whether it’s setting up a tent, building a campfire, or cooking over an open flame, camping requires a certain level of skill and know-how. Learning these new skills can provide a sense of accomplishment and boost self-confidence.
Personally I think this is one of the biggest benefits. In our everyday lives we often set aside connecting with others. We get so caught up in work or entertainment that we miss the opportunities. Even when we are with other people, we are often distracted by one form of tech or another.
When you are out in nature, away from the distractions it makes it a lot easier to give your whole focus to someone. I’ve learned things about my parents and siblings sitting around the campfire that I had never heard before. Whether that was a love story or some crazy experience they had in the past. When you give someone your whole attention and just talk, you will be become worlds closer. If you really want to get to know someone go camping with them.
One thing is for certain when you are out in the wilderness. There is always adventure to be had. Have you ever thought life was just a little too boring? Have you ever wished you could go on some grand adventure? Well, you might just have that opportunity when you are out exploring the forests, deserts and lakes.
I can confirm adventure is to be had for sure. sometimes it’s simple like finding old caves, or a hidden waterfall. at other times it can be very high adventure. I’ve run into all sorts of wildlife and run from a few too haha. Don’t get me worry though, if you do a little research and are prepared, you will be perfectly safe. Personally haven’t always been prepared or all that careful and it has made for some… exciting experiences.
Regardless of where you explore though, it will be an adventure. There is so much to see and do away from the things we are caught up in most days.
It’s a beautiful world, so get out there and see it!
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