The average human wakes up, spends most of the day in the office or in school, comes home, eats and goes to bed. By the end of the day, we’ve hardly spent any time outside!
In fact, the average adult spends 93% of their life indoors.
And most kids prefer to stay inside too!
Do you feel like you’re losing touch with the outside world? Taking a camping trip is a great solution.
But why camp? Are there any real benefits?
Why Camp? 10 Awesome Benefits
Taking a camping trip can be beneficial for you both mentally and physically.
Keep reading for 10 great reasons you should embark on a camping trip this year.
1. Clean Out Your Lungs
Camping gives you a chance to breath real fresh air.
The surrounding trees give off high levels of oxygen which can help your brain to function better, and for you to feel relaxed and happier.
2. Lots of Sunshine
Being out in the sunshine provides our bodies with much needed Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is essential for the health of our bones and teeth. It also boosts our immune system.
3. Get Active
Doing simple tasks takes more energy when you’re camping, such as cooking, making a fire or setting up your tent. This way, your exercising without realizing it!
In addition, you may try hiking, swimming, fishing, playing sports and various other enjoyable things.
4. Family Bonding
The everyday pressures can often leave you with little time for family bonding. But camping is the answer to that.
The family all together with no distractions in peaceful calm surroundings will give you lots of time to bond. Camping also gives you the chance to teach your children social skills such as respect, teamwork, and sharing chores.
You’ll never forget those late nights chatting around the campfire!
5. A Good Night’s Sleep
After a full day of activities under the sun, you’ll be ready for a good sleep. Camping allows you to sleep under the stars in the peaceful quiet of nature. You can’t find that back home with sirens whirring, artificial light and technology buzzing around you.
You can also sleep in longer than normal without dreading the sound of the alarm!
6. Fresh and Healthy Food
When you’re at home, there are so many fast food options available. But when you’re out in the woods, you have no choice!
Meals must be cooked on a campfire or grill. Try to pack healthy snacks that match your surroundings, such as nuts, dried fruits, and granola bars. You could even catch some fish and grill it!
7. Stress Relief
Campsites have a peaceful environment, which can help you to feel less stressed.
Taking a camping trip can also improve your mood drastically. Researchers say that spending just a short time in nature can reduce negative thinking and depression.
8. Try New Things
Challenging yourself and trying different activities stimulates your mental and physical faculties and can keep your brain healthy.
You and your children can also learn many practical life skills. You will all finish the trip with a boost of self-confidence!
Back home you’re probably glued to some kind of technology. But on your camping trip, leave the phones, tablets, computers and video games at home!
Going off the grid is great for your mental health, will help you to sleep better and spend quality time with your family.
10. A Newfound Appreciation
Camping is the best opportunity to stop and smell the roses, look up at the night sky and listen to the sound of trickling waterfalls.
These awe-inspiring moments can make us more appreciative of life and can inspire us to do better.
So why camp? It’s a great opportunity to refresh you and your family.
But you don’t have to trek into the untamed wilderness to have an unforgettable camping experience. At North Texas Jellystone ParkTM we provide various kinds of cozy lodgings and loads of fun activities.
Check out our range of comfortable accommodations for you and your family to enjoy.