We love camping and glamping and now there’s research that suggests it’s better for our mind, body and soul than we probably realise, bringing us lots of physical benefits and helping re-energise us throughout the season.
More Natural Light Brings Better Sleep
Modern life can bring lots of challenges and for those who like to burn the candle at both ends by working and playing hard, it’s important to take a break every now and again.
The successful interaction between the body and it’s natural environment can have a really positive impact on sleep and mood, allowing us to recharge our batteries and get ready for the months ahead.
Research shows us that taking a regular camping trip can help us balance our circadian rhythm with the natural light we are exposed to.
Glamping is also great as it provides you with an experience in which you can have the luxuries and comforts of a hotel while still enjoying all that the great outdoors has to offer and the many health benefits of being in nature.
Staying Physically Active Increases Our Wellbeing
Enjoying a bit of wilderness therapy by being outside in the fresh air seems to heighten our senses, which can bring great camping health benefits. Food tastes better, the air smells cleaner and nature sounds louder.
This can have a major impact on our sense of wellbeing and research show that 71% of those suffering from low mood found relief through the availability of green spaces, ecotherapy and using nature as a tonic.
The added benefit is that as we take part in outdoor activities such as hiking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) we exercise without even realising it. The increase in physical activities really helps to boost our mood and this can have a profoundly positive impact on our energy levels.
New Gear And Gadgets Are Exciting!
Another thing that really gets us energised is researching and buying new gear for our next trip. In fact, there’s nothing like a bit of shopping to get us excited to visit the campsite again.
New gadgets and outfits in the camping world are in demand as we need to have something to look forward to, especially during challenging times. This means that even while it’s dark and cold outside we can still go shopping for dynamic gadgets, day packs, new tents and a variety of camping kit to start planning our next trip away.
Also, with the development of heat and solar-powered technology, you can get some wicked earth-friendly gadgets you’ll be proud to show off at the campsite.
From stoves that can power up your smartphone to solar chargers, your mates will be begging to borrow, it’s clear that the best camper these days is the one that puts the time into finding out the next big trend. It’ll certainly help to pass a few hours in the office or dark evenings inside and will get you revved up for the approaching camping season.
The Benefits Of Planning Your Next Camping Trip
So even when you’re not camping, the act of talking, planning and looking forward to your next trip can really help to get you excited about what’s to come.
So take a moment to get in touch with your friends and start planning something amazing.
Happy days ahead!