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Here at Webbs, we believe that home is where you park it. Whether you have a motorhome, caravan, or campervan, all you need is somewhere stunning to pitch up, and you’ve got a perfect place to spend your holiday.
The pandemic did help us in one way and that’s by allowing us to spend more time at home with our families and appreciate the simple things in life a bit more. There are a number of benefits of camping and being outdoors including less screen time and enjoying moments in nature, whether alone or with your loved ones. Who doesn’t love walking through vibrant green forests, breathing in the fresh air and taking time away from a busy schedule?
So, if you’re hoping to spend some quality time outdoors, take a look at our top 5 reasons why camping is good for you!
When going on a camping trip, you’ll definitely be getting your step count up, from setting up camp, going for a hike, and trying out a new activity to running around with your children and exploring – your heart rate will be going up! At home, we’re all sometimes guilty of sitting all day without moving about – this is especially true for those with office jobs. By spending time outdoors, it’ll benefit your physical well-being and even enhance your mood as exercise releases those much-needed happy hormones!
If you’re used to being woken up throughout the night by noisy cars and motorbikes cruising past your bedroom window, camping will feel a lot more peaceful. Not only will you experience a restful night’s sleep, it’ll also be easier to fall asleep as being away on holiday, especially outdoors, means you’ll be using your phones, tablets, and anything else with a blue light a lot less.
Waking up will also be a breeze, no need to set an alarm clock because you’ll be woken up by a very natural clock of birds singing in the morning – a lot better than your phone buzzing you awake at 7am!
According to MIND, bringing nature into your life can positively impact your mental and physical wellbeing. Being away from your work and home responsibilities will give you the chance to properly relax and recharge. Nature and wildlife can truly reduce feelings of stress and anger; scientists convey that when the brain sees natural views, it will have a wonderful influence on your mental health.
We truly believe that camping provides a level of freedom and relaxation you can’t find anywhere else.
Whether you’re looking for a staycation or venturing to Europe, there’s plenty to choose from so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wherever you do decide to go, there’s bound to be beautiful sights, fun activities, fresh air and a chance to try some new cuisines. Choose from cooking over a campfire or ordering from a restaurant and plan some great meals before heading out so you can stock up on what’s needed. Nothing beats s’mores over a fire!
Socialising is also important for your mental health. It helps to eliminate feelings of loneliness and increases happiness and overall wellbeing. By going on a trip with family or friends, you not only get the chance to connect with nature but also to strengthen your current relationships. If you’re looking to meet new people, campsites are social hubs, so you’ll definitely be able to make friends on the road.
Hopefully we’ve persuaded you to plan your next camping trip and head out for an adventure to reap the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors.
If you’re taking your motorhome or camper with you, read this blog on how to plan a motorhome trip.