Everybody loves camping. It’s a wonder why people don’t do it more often. There is just something special about getting back to nature and enjoying the fresh air and the break from society.

Camping is an activity you can do all on your own, with friends or with the family. It all depends on your preference. The great thing about camping is that you can do it almost anytime and it is not going to cost you a whole lot of money. At least, not compared to the cost of traditional vacations with a lot of time on the road and expenses like hotels and restaurants to keep the family fed.

The fun you have while you are camping is reason enough to go. The health benefits you get when you go camping is the cherry on top. Privis Health, your provider of healthcare data analytics, offers these reasons why camping is good for your health.

Reduced Stress Levels

When you go camping, you are far away from the office and other sources of stress. Hopefully, you are far away from any cell service so you aren’t having to deal with unwanted texts and emails as well.

While you might enjoy scrolling through social media and looking up the score of movies on Rotten Tomatoes, spending all of that time online staring at a small screen is not all that good for your health.

Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and getting away from Facebook and your iPad is good for the soul. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to reconnected with your family or get back in touch with yourself.

Camping recharges your mind, body and soul and leaves you ready to get back to the grind and tackle big projects.

Decreased Depression

The second you step onto your campsite and smell the fresh air, you will feel so much better about yourself.

There are several factors in play when you go camping. For example, you enjoy the fresh air, the great food, the sunshine on your face and the relaxed, serene surroundings. With so many things around that cause delight, it is of little wonder that you actually smile while camping.

In addition, there are so many things to do that it keeps your mind occupied, so you forget about the stuff that is bringing you down.

Feeling Inspired

Week after week, month after month, you do the same things at work. And once you stop and think about it, you are pretty much in a rut at home too.

Camping is a great way to break up the monotony of your life. It is a break from the ordinary and mundane and will inject a little excitement into your soul.

When you get back to work and home, you will feel a little more inspired to be more productive both at work and at home.

Sunshine

The sun feels really good on your skin, and there is a good reason for that. When you are outside and in direct sunlight, your body is taking in vitamin D. This allows your body to better absorb calcium and phosphorus.

Exercise

This is one of the most obvious health benefits of camping. When you go camping, you are spending a lot of time moving around, much more so than if you were at home binge watching Stranger Things for the third time.

Even if you aren’t out on a hike or mountain biking, you still get plenty of exercise gathering firewood, setting up the campsite and skipping rocks on the lake. Heck, you are even burning a ton of calories fly fishing.

Socialization

Camping all by yourself is fun and may need to be done from time to time to keep your sanity, but camping with the family is also great as well.

When you take the family camping, it gives everybody ample time to reconnect with each other. These close relationships you re-kindle when you go camping come with some significant health benefits. Not only that, renewing close relationships is also a whole lot of fun.

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