There are many reasons people love camping as much as they do and one of the biggest is that it makes them happy. We see it all the time. Often, our campers arrive for their long-awaited vacation looking a little stressed and/or tired. It’s been a long stretch of work and other responsibilities and they are way overdue for some time off. Camping not only provides the time away from daily life but takes it up a notch to actually make people feel happy. And happiness is good for your health. Following are a few things that happiness can bring to you and the people you love most.
Protects Your Heart – Happiness can lower your heart rate and your blood pressure as well. It can also improve the pattern of your heartbeat. You may also be less likely to develop heart disease. All good reasons to boost the happiness in your life.
Strengthens Your Immune System – Research has found that happy people are less likely to get sick. It’s probably due to having a more robust immune system.
Combats Stress – Who doesn’t want a better defense against stress? It appears that happy people can more readily tamper the effects stress can have on them.
Fewer Aches & Pains – A higher level of happiness can ease many of the discomfort from ailments such as arthritis, and can even help us heal faster.
Combat Disease and Disability – Happy people are less likely to become frail as they age or to have a stroke. That’s good news and another reason to focus on doing things that make you happy.
Lengthens Lives – Happy people live longer. Much of that is probably due to the effects of the other benefits we mentioned above. Happiness can create a tidal wave of good things in our bodies.
You can read more about this at Six Ways Happiness is Good for Your Health. Because of these benefits, not to mention the strengthening of relationships and family bonds, we think you should consider camping, if you haven’t yet. If you are a camper, keep on doing it and let yourself benefit from it. We look forward to seeing you around the campground, all taking in a good dose of happiness soon.