Save Money and Stay Healthy By Camping More In 2018

Resolving to camp more in 2018 will help you to stay happier and healthier. Camping will save you money and can also keep you fit and allow to to forge a closer, better connection with the natural world over the coming year. Camping regularly can enhance physical and mental health in a number of different and sometimes surprising ways and since it is not expensive it is something that almost everyone can do.

Save Money on Travel

Travel expands the mind and broadens the horizons – but it can sometimes come at a cost, both in terms of money and the environment. Save money and go greener with a slow-travel camping holiday this year.

Improve your Sleep Patterns

Camping helps you to improve your sleep patterns and get a better night's sleep. Improving your sleep patterns and sleeping better can have a huge impact on many different areas of your life. Sleep is vital to both mental and physical health, so resetting your circadian rhythms by taking a camping trip could make you feel a whole lot better this year.

Get Rid of Stress

Stress is another factor that is detrimental to our physical and mental health – and many of us have far too much of it. Stress can be alleviated by spending time in quiet, peaceful, natural surroundings, by taking time out, and by connecting with loved ones and with the world around us. Camping trips can be truly amazing stress busters and, by getting rid of stress, can have a knock on effect on lots of different areas of personal health and well-being.

Get Connected

Feeling connected to those around you and to the natural world will not only reduce stress, it will also help you feel happier and healthier all round. Camping holidays bring families, couples and friends closer together and will also help you to feel your connection to the wildlife and natural environment that you encounter on your travels. It is important for all of us to understand that we are just a part of the ecosystem on this planet and should do what we can to function for the good of the whole, rather than for our own selfish desires.

Boost Mood

Getting close to the soil can boost mood – not only because the environment can be relaxing and beautiful, but also due to some beneficial bacteria in the soil which can actually increase our levels of the 'feel good' chemicals serotonin and dopamine in our brains! It is good for our immune systems and our well-being to get a little grubby in the great outdoors every now and then.