40% of Americans over six years old have camped at least once. Camping allows you to be at one with nature and it is a wonderful opportunity to take pictures that would look great on your next Instagram post. However, the long trips may require a lot of sitting, which can be harmful to your health. Although you want to stay active, you’re probably wondering how you can squeeze in your daily fitness activities into your schedule. The good news is that going on a camping trip provides more opportunities for exercise than you think.
Sweat In Your RV
You may not have Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Iron Paradise, but it isn’t an excuse to slack off. Actually, the amount of space in your RV is enough for you to work with. While getting ready for your trip, you may bring exercise equipment such as a medicine ball, weights, jump ropes and resistance bands. A yoga mat comes in handy for bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, and planks. Another way to maximize the space for your exercises is to use to do push ups against the wall of your mobile home, and use the RV sofa. For stronger arm muscles, the RV ladder can be a makeshift pull up bar.
Take It Outside
Camping doesn’t only give you access to the beautiful sights nature has to offer, but also plenty of opportunities to get fit. Hiking in national parks can give you those crucial 5,000 steps in order to be healthy. You may also take advantage of park facilities such as the park benches for your box jump, and use sturdy tree branches for pull ups. Some RV campsites even have facilities for your fitness needs such as a gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and even a mini-golf course.
Go The Extra Mile
If you like pushing yourself to go the extra mile, why don’t you take a longer hike or go biking on the trail. You can also quench your thirst for adventure up a notch by signing up for activities such as kayaking, or mountain climbing. Just don’t forget to make a reservation before heading to your site.
It is easy to lose sight of your wellbeing because of your fast paced lifestyle on the road. Going on a camping trip doesn’t mean that you should just sit around the campfire, but it actually presents more chance to get fit while on the road. Staying fit is a lifelong commitment, and what better way to do it while enjoying nature?