During the recent Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week held in early September 2-6, women around Australia were being encouraged to get out in the great outdoors and improve their health.
Between busy schedules, competing priorities and the demands of everyday life, it can often be challenging to take the time to focus on a healthy lifestyle.
There are many activities women can take part in to boost improve health and wellbeing, including taking part in caravan and camping trips, which can be beneficial for both physical and mental health.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s Real Richness report revealed those who regularly go on caravan and camping trips are happier, more satisfied, optimistic and energized than non-campers.
The report also found:
- 94% of campers believe camping can help recharge your batteries
- 83% of campers believe camping makes them feel healthier
- 85% of campers said camping allows them to gather their thoughts
Not only are caravan and camping trips a fantastic way for women to switch off, reconnect with family and recharge their batteries; these trips are also a fantastic way to enjoy a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle.
In the last 12 months women have taken 5.4 million caravan/camping trips and spent a cumulative total of 24.6 million nights caravan/camping in Australia.
In the last year the five most popular amongst women while caravan and camping were eating out at a restaurant/cafe, going to the beach, sightseeing, bushwalking/rainforest walks and visiting national parks.
Some other popular activities included exercise (gym or swimming), outdoor sports, cycling and visiting public gardens.
So get out and get healthy!