How a Nature Trip Benefits Your Entire Family
Family holidays and summer are slowly creeping around the corner – but you don’t need to wait for it just to enjoy the great outdoors. If you want to give your children an unforgettable adventure, why not take them for a nature trip? Going home to nature can be an awesome experience for the whole family.
If you constantly look for nature destinations because you live so close to the city centre or in an area without much fauna, then why not consider moving to a new neighbourhood for the benefit of the entire family. There are up and coming Lendlease communities that offer homes with complete amenities while boasting quick access to the city. Communities like Lendlease are built with nature and growing family in mind.
Here’s how your family benefit from a nature trip.
Deeper communication. We live in a society where work is idealised – even glamorised to a degree where more work means a more successful life. This is true, in a sense, but this allowed us to spend more time at work, and less at home, which negatively impacts our family. Going nature tripping with the family allows us to socialise with everyone without distractions. Studies also showed that socialising can delay memory problems and can extend your lifespan.
Sights and fresh air. I can’t say this for everyone, but just the mere fact of being in the wild can almost magically remove even the heaviest weight off your shoulder. Taking a deep breath of fresh air can overwhelm you with a feeling of happiness. This isn’t only because you’re embarking on a nature getaway but because you’re surrounded by trees, which give off a high-quality oxygen. Our brain functions better with increased oxygen levels and releases serotonin, which can make you feel happy while lowering your stress level.
Fun exercise. Going on a nature trip also works up the body from all the walks and activities involved. Camping while on a trip provides a great deal of exercise. The family can walk to different areas, swim, hike, play sports, fish, etc. These activities can burn off more calories than an office job, a weekend shopping or a yard barbeque can. Exercise activate our cardiovascular system and is beneficial to our hearts and lungs.
Sunshine. When was the last time you exposed yourself to the sun naturally – tanning not included! Whether you’re sleeping outdoors swinging by a tree or taking refuge in the RV, spending time outside has benefits on your health. Not only can you get a nice tan but a healthy dose of vitamin D as well to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus that strengthens our bones and teeth.
Decrease anxiety and depression. Recent research shows that green spaces can lessen depression by up to 71%. Nature tripping allows everyone in the family to break away from the chaos of life and enjoy nature’s simplicity. A tranquil environment can calm the mind and the body.
Hey, camping doesn’t always have to be in the far-away wilderness. No need to force everyone to rough it out. Why not start it by going to the local park, then the nearest beach, then the nearest mountain, etc. Tell everyone over dinner today and have your nature trip planned right away. Have fun!