Trans4mind Home Page

The Surprising Health Benefits of Camping


By Scarlet Gratton

If you’re already a fan of camping then you don’t really need any convincing to do it. If, however, you’ve never done it or don’t really see anything special about it, you might want to reconsider that attitude. Camping is not only a lot of fun, but also has a number of mental and physical benefits—benefits which are quickly manifested.

Improved sleep


One of the most striking things that people notice when camping is how much better they sleep when in nature. It’s rather logical, taking into consideration that you move away from the usual business and the noise of the urban setting. Instead, you soak in the quiet and serenity of nature, breathe in much cleaner air and fall asleep with a clear mind, unburdened with the problems of the everyday life.

Relaxation and unwinding

Camping is a perfect opportunity to (temporarily) let go of the thousands of little annoying issues and problems which somehow never seem to want to go away without our intervention. You’re able to start focusing more on yourself and you become more aware of the amount of tension you’ve been subject to before you can finally relax your body and take a deep breath. You can be fully present in the moment and let your senses be wooed by the beauty around them.

Physical activity


Another fantastic thing about this specific activity is that it gives you a chance to move more. Long walks through a forest or along a riverbank, or playing sports with friends and family, doing exercise in nature, or organizing yoga sessions are just some of the available options. Camping is therefore a really good idea, particularly for people who generally spend a lot of time at work sitting at a desk. One more advantage here is that you get to breathe more fresh air.

Strengthening relationships

As we know, health doesn’t just imply our physical state, but mental as well. Mental health is influenced by so many factors, among which are also our relationships. Camping gives you an excellent excuse to work on them and make them even stronger. Find yourself good camping gear, call your friends or family members, and head for the woods. All the activities you will be engaged in together will only bring you closer. It will be a great memory that you will all share.

Eating healthier food


A great benefit of camping is that it can also keep you away from unhealthy food and make you alter your nutrition, at least for a while. Clearly, fast food will not be within your reach, so you won’t resort to it. It’s a chance to eat more vegetables and fruit, fish, and other healthy foods instead of loading yourself with sugary or greasy meals. Steer away from packing a lot of harmful snacks and food in boxes and bags and turn to making your own meals with fresh ingredients.


Many people notice that while in nature they are suddenly more able to reconnect with themselves and with what is surrounding them. It gives you time to reflect on things and rediscover yourself, get back in touch with the actual version of you, unburdened by the constant pile of obligations and responsibilities. It may give you a chance to get answers about what you’re missing in your life, remind you that you need to start treating yourself better and do more of what’s good for you.

Better mood


If you’re regularly moody, grumpy or worried, spending more time in nature is definitely something to consider. The issues from the everyday, outside world are no longer so relevant and don’t affect you as strongly. You’re able to forget about them and simply focus on having a good time doing whatever you happen to be doing at a given moment: eating, walking, having a laugh with a friend, watching the stars, listening to the birds. It won’t take long for your mood to start improving.

If you’ve never been camping and are still having doubts about it, trying it and experiencing its advantages yourself will be all the convincing you need to become a passionate camper.

Scarlet Gratton Scarlet Gratton is a passionate writer and regular contributor at interested in fashion, lifestyle, and health. She loves traveling, you could say that she is a real travel addict, especially when she has a chance to visit some exotic destinations. She would tell you that inspiration can be found in the most unexpected places.

Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter   Share on LinkedIn
More Health & Fitness articles
Latest Additions

Good info on many topics:

Tools for Transformation

personal development
Trans4mind offers its visitors a huge range of complimentary personal development resources for self-directed education and transformation of the whole person...
Introduction to our Tools for Transformation. We aim to open up the mind to new ideas, new challenges and new solutions - to think differently and be creative.
Here are our favorite quotes. The best quotes distill powerful wisdom into a few words and can make a real difference to our perception and understanding. Including:
Life  Purpose, Spiritual  Awareness, Success and Abundance, Wisdom from the Heart, Happiness and Wellbeing, Communication & Relationships, Motivation and Leadership, Parenting and Education, Emotional Intelligence, Transitions in Life, Social Community, Quirky Quotes, Creativity, Proverbs, Humor - and many further topics in the Wisdom from the Heart section.
Articles by Peter Shepherd and Wallace Huey. Imagine if the values of the heart could be brought into our families, communities, charities, organizations and businesses... what kind of a world would this create?
Audios by Peter Shepherd, focused on key personal development topics, to help advance your personal growth.
A free meditation program to help you experience the state of unconditional love - key to lasting joy and fulfillment in your life.
Become more clear about your own identity, what you want in life - your life vision - and how to manifest your full potential. And then move on to the free New Life Course to advance in many further ways.
If we do actually have a soul, then where does it go after death? Near-death experiences provide convincing answers.
Check out our fascinating collection of complete books for you to read online, including Peter Shepherd’s Transforming the Mind, which created the foundation of this site back in 1997.
Over 250 PDFs to freely download covering many personal development topics - and including the range of Trans4mind publications.
Free personality test based on the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. See yourself as others may see you, in a more objective light, so you can know yourself better.
Our site is expansive, including loads of helpful resources. See what else we have.

Check out the menus on the top of every page too!

Hypnosis Downloads

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
Copyright © 1997-2018 Trans4mind Ltd
Terms of Use & Privacy Policy       Email Webmaster