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Camping can improve women’s wellness

New research, released in conjunction with Women’s Health Week 2019, showed that taking time out for a caravan or camping trip can provide a boost to a woman’s health and wellbeing.

According to the Real Richness report, published by Caravan Industry Association of Australia, those who take regular trips in a caravan or with a tent are “happier, more satisfied, optimistic and energised” as compared to non-campers.

Key findings from the research included: 94 per cent of campers believe camping “can help recharge your batteries”, 83 per cent said camping makes them feel healthier, and 85 per cent 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,” the association said in a statement.

“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.”

Between busy schedules, competing priorities and the demands of everyday life, the association concluded, it can often be challenging to take the time to focus on a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout Jean Hailes’ Women’s Health Week 2019, “women around Australia are being encouraged to do exactly that”.