Health Benefits Of RVing

We all need nature. The outdoors has proven health benefits, including relieving anxiety, stress, and depression. Go RVing and the RV industry strongly emphasize that adventure and RVing are for everyone. As more people hit the road in their RV, they, in turn, have even greater access to the health benefits provided by the great outdoors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2896966″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is a growing amount of scientific research that says spending time in nature is critical to health and increases longevity. Spending time in the woods is strongly linked to lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Along with improved cardiovascular health, heading outdoors has other benefits as well, including an improved vision and short-term memory. RV travel, which makes it easier to visit national parks and forests, can play a large supportive role in accessing these benefits.

Along with decreased stress levels, spending more time outdoors has also been shown to reduce levels of anxiety, fatigue, and depression. If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), heading outdoors can lift your mood and increase endorphins, especially when paired with exercise. In addition, time spent outdoors can improve confidence, foster relaxation, and provide opportunities to meet other RVers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2896967″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Along with individual benefits, there are also a number of community advantages to valuing the outdoors, even if you aren’t able to travel in an RV. According to the US Forest Service, access to outdoor spaces has been shown to reduce environmental stressors such as air pollution and noise. Additionally, “cleaning and greening” has been shown to reduce overall neighborhood crime by 13% and reduce nearby residents’ feelings of depression by 41%.

With 72 million Americans planning on traveling in an RV within the next year, more Americans than ever before have an opportunity to explore the great outdoors. In addition to fostering great bonding experiences and amazing memories with friends and family, RVs are also a product that offers greater access to important health benefits.

Read more articles from the RV Industry Association here on the importance of spending time outdoors.

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