Why Camping Is Great for Older People

When you are getting on in years, the old adage – 'if you don't use it you lose it' – becomes ever more apt. Recent research has shown that those who spend more than three hours a day watching television will lose their language capabilities much more quickly than those to do no veg out for as long in front of the box.

Those who get out and about and challenge themselves will be far fitter and more capable than those who rarely leave their homes. It can be easy to lose confidence and begin to think that you are no longer able to do things that you used to do. But if you try, you may find that you are still able to do far more than you imagined. Camping could be an ideal way for older people to get back into the swing of things.

Camping Keeps Your Fit & Healthy

Anyone can benefit from a camping holiday in terms of health. When you are getting older, it is even more important to take good care of your mental and physical health. Camping trips, whether you can manage tent camping, or stay in a caravan or motorhome, can improve health in a range of quantifiable ways. It gives you exercise, helps you reconnect with nature, and can reset the body clock and allow you to sleep better.

Camping Gives You New Experiences and a Change of Scene

It is well known that time seems to speed up as you get older. Much of this phenomenon is down to the fact that as we age, we tend to have fewer new experiences and the days can often seem to blend into one. Shaking things up a little and trying new things, at whatever age, can help us to feel younger for longer. Camping is a great way to get out of a rut and experience new and exciting experiences.

Camping Allows You To Connect with Others

Another major concern regarding the older generations is loneliness. Loneliness is something that can be experienced at any age. But there is something about the experience of camping that brings people together. From a chance to reconnect with family or friends, to a simple smile and hello on a friendly campsite, camping allows you to connect with others.

Some older people are reluctant to head out for camping expeditions – worried about comfort or capability. But many more are realising just how fun and easy camping can be. Why not arrange your own camping excursion this spring?