by Andrew Dillan
It might not seem like RVs (Recreational Vehicles) or Motorhomes would promote a healthier lifestyle, but research shows that people who go RVing lead a generally healthier lifestyle. Here are a few ways that RVing promotes healthier living:
When you are out camping in your RV, you don't have to worry about the day-to-day stressors that you have at home or work. You can make your own schedule, travel how and when you want, and choose your activities. This leads to less stress, which, in turn, promotes a healthier lifestyle. The closeness to nature also helps reduce stress levels.
People who are on vacations in their RVs are typically more active than if they had stayed at home. Hiking, walking, and biking are among the three most popular activities when you are RVing. Often, RVs don't have televisions, so people are more active and less sedentary than they would be in front of the tv. RVs are often parked in campgrounds which offer other active ways to get involved and have fun, such as canoeing, kayaking, yoga, jogging, rollerblading, and more.
Instead of eating the normal fare of fast food and processed food, people who go RVing are more likely to take the time to make themselves a better meal. When you are on vacation, you have time to cook healthier meals. You are also not tempted by the junk food and fast food that is often part of a daily life.
RVing is a time when you make new friends from all over the world. It is also a time when you can reconnect to those people who are closest to you. Most RVers take their families with them, and say that RVing is a great time to hang out with their children and grandchildren. Fostering these positive relationships is great for your health.
Next time you are looking for an excuse to go RVing, do it for your health. Do it for your well-being. Most importantly, do it for the fun.