Camping Is Good For Your Health! Here's Why...

Think fast: what's the best part of going camping? Is it fresh air? Hiking? Or camp food (this one is Yogi's favorite)? No matter what you love most, the entire camping experience is one we just can't get over. If we're not camping right now, we definitely want to be there, and soon!

As it turns out, there is a lot of evidence that suggests spending time in a tent, cabin, or RV comes with incredible benefits to your health. We've all known this for a long time, but today there are a host of studies and research projects that back up this claim.

So just what does camping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park really do for your wellbeing? Let's find out!

1. Vitamin D

Did you know that human bodies can't get enough vitamin D from a normal diet? It's true! This vital vitamin is necessary to help your body process calcium, and keep your bones strong and smooth. That's why regular (and safe) sun exposure is great for boosting our body's naturally available vitamin D levels. Just make sure to pack on the sunscreen while you're out and about! It might also be a good idea to wear some sunglass to protect your eyes, especially if you're planning on fishing, swimming, or playing Mini-golf around our park grounds.

2. Reduces Stress

Nobody likes being stressed, but the feeling seems to follow us wherever we go. In 2017, more than 60% of people said they constantly felt stressed and uncomfortable due to factors at work. That's a big number!

Spending time doing the things you love, including camping, will dramatically reduce stress levels. Break out the s'mores ingredients and a comfy hammock, and start de-stressing!

3. Exercise

You might not burn calories like you would at a gym, but camping does require physical exertion on your part. Setting up a tent, starting a fire, or taking a nature walk engages your core muscles. You might even have the opportunity to improve your A-game on Jellystone's basketball court and baseball field, or hit the sand with a rousing game of horseshoe!

4. Faster Healing

In a study reported by South University, patients may heal faster while engaging in nature. If you're trying to heal either mentally or physically, a good ol' fashioned camping trip may provide everything you need to feel better. If you need a little extra push (like a chocolaty s'more) visit our General Store or the Ranger Station for extra supplies!

5. Makes You Happier

We already know that camping makes you happy, but did you know it could affect your general happiness about life too? A recent study proves that frequent outdoor adventures make you feel happier about your life. How's that for a weekend trip?

6. Increases Family Bonding

There are a lot of distractions these days that keep your family from truly connecting. From work and school to extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to schedule time to get together as a family. Camping at Jellystone Park in Robert, LA simplifies the whole process, providing a little something for everyone. Plus, children who spend more time outdoors are happier, healthier, and do better in school. What's not to love?

The six benefits listed here are definitely some great perks of camping at Jellystone Park. But there's one health benefit we didn't mention on the list: fun! It's true, camping is probably the most fun outside you're ever going to have. It's a great getaway for adults, an amazing vacation for kids, and a family activity that's sure to make everyone smile.

So why wait? Book a cabin, tent site, or RV spot at Jellystone Park here in Robert, LA. Whether you're looking to improve your health, decrease your stress levels, or just get closer to your family, we can't wait to have ya'll out this summer!

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