Camp for Your Health

Healthy camping. Sound too good to be true? If you have been changing the way you eat, exercise and live, then visions of being trapped in the woods for a couple nights with potato chips, hot dogs and s’mores are probably the daunting visions that resonate in your mind whenever “going camping” is mentioned.

Have no fear! Camping for the weekend doesn’t have to mean that you have to throw away weeks of hard work. Actually, getting away from the stresses of day to day life can provide you with the relaxation you need to refresh your mind and body!

To keep your camping experience healthier, here are some simple tips:

Make a menu before you go. Try to at least concentrate on what you’ll be making for breakfast and dinner, the meals that the family will be most likely be eating together. Try to make the meals fun and involve everyone!

Stay active. Search for areas with plenty to do like hiking trails and games. If possible, bring your bikes!

Make sure you have plenty of fresh drinking water. If you’ll be staying at a site that doesn’t have full hookups, you may want to consider bringing your own water; and drink plenty of it! Staying hydrated is vital to your health especially if the weather is hot.

Don’t forget the sunscreen and bug repellent! Even the best of trips can quickly turn into nightmares with the pain of a sunburn or the attack of hungry mosquitoes!

With just a little planning, camping can be a time to reflect on nature, get back to the basics of life and rediscover the things that are really important.

Happy Camping!

Camping, Lomond Campground Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland and Labrador

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