The Health Benefits of Camping

     Camping can promote overall health and wellness, giving people time to relax and forget about the stresses of life while enjoying family and friends.
     You know hiking is good for your health. But do you know just how good it is? If you are heading out for a hike during your vacation take in all the beauty you will see, the sounds nature can offer, and all the health benefits of your walk.
     For adults and kids, regular aerobic exercise such as hiking leads to: • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
• Improved muscular fitness
• Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
• Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
• Reduced depression and better quality sleep
• Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an
hour (154-lb person)
     Hiking can also begin a great family tradition that will create a family that has fun together along with teaching the kids a healthy lifestyle that will stay with them through their life.
     So leave your electronics in their cases. Let your eyes rest from the blue light they emit. Take a hike and open up your lungs with deep breaths which will release your stress.