When our lives feel over-scheduled and hectic, nature is the prescription we all need, and what better way to fill it than with a camping trip. From lifting your mood to lowering blood pressure, there are so many benefits to unplugging and immersing yourself in the great outdoors.
Study after study has shown the connection between time spent in nature and the reduction of stress. Taking even twenty minutes to stroll or relax in nature has been shown to significantly lower your stress hormone levels and even lower blood pressure, so imagine what an extended camping trip can do for your stress levels. String up a hammock at your campsite or head off on a forest trail, and get ready to de-stress.
As well as reducing stress, you’ll also experience nature’s restorative benefits. After time spent at the campground, enjoying your natural surroundings, you just might feel rejuvenated when you get home and ready to tackle a project you haven’t been able to focus on.
Boost your mood
Pump up those endorphins and boost your mood by getting active in nature. Choose a campground where there are plenty of opportunities to get your heart rate up. Hiking, swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, or even just strolling the beach, chances are there’s a campground near you with lots to do.
Good connections and social support has been shown to improve health and increase longevity. Spending time with friend and family, away from the daily routine, responsibilities, and distractions can work to deepen and strengthen relationships. RVing also provides great opportunities to reach out and meet new people around the campground that share your love for RVing.