Does your job stress you out? Research proves that if you live a stressful life, you have a 50% higher chance of dying early. Scary, right? With job-related anxiety at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever to take time to chill out.
If you love the great outdoors, you probably like to unwind by camping. What better way to get reacquainted with nature than pitching a tent and starting a fire? After a long week at work, you can sit back and relax with the birds and the trees to accompany you.
The best part? Camping could save your life.
Several studies show that being outside is one of the best stress relievers. The Harvard Health Letter reported that there’s several benefits to spending time outside, including an increase in Vitamin D levels. Additionally, this study from the University of Rochester documents a direct link between time spent outside and increased energy levels.
Camping is a great choice to get that quality outside time that your mind and body need. Whether you’re taking a hike or stargazing, camping connects you with nature, helping you feel revitalized and refreshed.
Camping also gets you away from the stress of everyday life, especially jobs. There’s nothing like camping to break the monotony of a 9-to-5. It completely separates you from the hectic world for a while, so you forget all about the hustle and bustle. While you’re de-stressing, you’re also greatly lowering your chances of dying before your time.
So slap on a great pair of underwear, get your hiking boots on, and prep your backpack. Go camping for a little, and you’ll feel like a whole new man.
And even if you can’t schedule a weekend outing, try spending at least 20 minutes outside each day. As the study from the University of Rochester displayed, 20 minutes is enough to provide a significant improvement in your physical and mental health.