Health Benefits of Motorhome Holidays
Health. The buzzword that has dominated society since the Coronavirus Pandemic in early 2020. Now, we live in an age where people are increasingly becoming more concerned with their health than ever before. Constantly seeking new products and activities to boost overall health, people are starting to question,
‘What more can I do to improve my health?’
- Reconnect with Nature
- Increase Exercise Levels
- Enjoy Fresh Air and Vitamin D
- Better Sleep
- Strengthen Relationships
- Be Present in the Moment
Universally, it’s known that holidays can increase your overall health but, there’s a uniqueness with the health benefits of motorhome holidays. They provide a host of health benefits and bring an element of peace and escapism that is unmatched. In this blog, we uncover the health benefits that you can receive from motorhome holidays. From boosting the immune system to lowering blood pressure, read on to find out exactly how a motorhome holiday can improve your overall health.
1. Reconnecting with Nature
On your motorhome holiday, you will spend more time with nature. Watch as your mind and body slowly start to relax and unwind. Nature is power, and its psychological impact has been studied and reported on for hundreds of years. So, it’s no surprise that the health benefits of reconnecting with nature are at the top of our list.
As you travel across roads in the UK & Ireland, you will notice that you are surrounded by natural beauty. You can feel the positive health effects of nature from the comfort of your motorhome. Although, it is even more impressive and immersive when you step outside and become one with nature.
Scientifically, it’s proven that spending time in nature can help improve mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Exposure to nature can also help boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and increase your ability to focus. After time spent in nature, you will feel your energy levels increase and your sleep improve. And if you are experiencing an illness or recovering from surgery, nature can accelerate your recovery.
Enjoy spending time at sandy white beaches, green forest walks, and beautiful campsites that are surrounded by nature. After a week spent in your motorhome, exploring one natural beauty spot after another, you are guaranteed to feel more fulfilled than before you started the trip. Spend some time in nature today, and watch as your mood changes.
2. Increased Exercise Levels
People tend to spend more time outdoors on their motorhome holiday, exploring new destinations and walking in nature. Therefore, their exercise levels become typically higher and they are able to maintain a good level of physical health. With 15 National Parks in the UK and 6 National Parks in Ireland, there’s always stunning grounds to explore. Often, our guests like to stay active on their holidays and enjoying nature reserve bike trails in England or swim in the beautiful lakes that surround Ireland’s picturesque counties. With motorhome hire the opportunities to get connected to the outdoors are endless, therefore exercise, however gentle or strenuous, is imminent!
From improving your brain health to reducing the risk of disease and strengthening your bones and muscles, the physical benefits of exercise are extensive. Along with producing a healthier heart, a faster metabolism, and more resilient joints and muscles, exercise extends beyond physical health benefits to mental health benefits. Experience a boost in your self-esteem and overall mood after enjoying a short activity.
Life can get overwhelming, and often we can neglect exercise to prioritise work, spending time with loved ones, or watching your favourite TV show. Something we are all guilty of. With motorhome holidays, you can escape the complexities of everyday life and enjoy the time to exercise either by yourself or with loved ones. Venture across new landmarks, get your heart racing and enjoy exercise in your own way whether that’s moderate or vigorous physical activity.
3. Fresh Air and Vitamin D
By spending time reconnecting with nature, you will also have the chance to embrace fresh air and sunshine which will boost your physical and mental health. With the majority of time spent outdoors on motorhome holidays, you will constantly be exposed to fresh air. And not to mention, the fresh air in the English, Scottish and Irish countryside hits differently than the polluted City air. When you visit the UK & Ireland countryside, you will understand exactly what we mean here.
Taking the time to enjoy fresh air and vitamin D, is good for your brain and helps to clear your mind. The more fresh air you breathe into your lungs, the more your oxygen levels will increase. This is scientifically proven to increase your serotonin levels and improve your immune system.
The UK & Ireland is not short of gorgeous beaches and outdoor walking and communal spaces that you can visit to breathe in all the fresh air and vitamin D you need (and deserve). From towering valleys, historic buildings, and awe-inspiring landmarks there’s always a beautiful sight to enjoy. Maybe you will explore the Lake District, or the Giant’s Causeway, or maybe the Highlands of Scotland have been on your bucket list for a while. Wherever you choose to travel, enjoy it with the freedom of motorhome hire, and remember to fill your lungs with fresh air and improve your overall health.
4. Better Sleep
Picture this – you fall asleep surrounded by naturalistic beauty from trees to oceans, and you wake up to the sound of birds chirping in the sky and waves crashing against the shore. It sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? This could be your morning and evening sleep routine on your motorhome holiday and the impact it can have on your quality of sleep is vast.
If you’re someone who struggles with sleep and you are always feeling tired the next day, then it’s time to break your sleeping routine. Take a well-deserved break, hop in your motorhome, and spend some time surrounded by nature to give your body the time it needs to rest.
The disassociation from bustling city life, traffic noise, and high-beam technologies can give your mind and body a full rest and recovery. Improving your sleep can lower your risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
On your motorhome holiday, you will also experience less exposure to digital or ‘blue’ light emitted by electronic devices. Instead, you can enjoy exposure to natural light which can help to encourage an early and undisturbed night’s sleep. After this, you might just start to notice how your sleep improves.
Rest assured, all beds inside our motorhomes are extremely comfortable, fit for the perfect night’s rest. View and choose your favourite Bunk Camper motorhome today and find out how you can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in your home away from home.
5. Strengthened Relationships
Have you ever spent time with your friends and family only to be left feeling on top of the world? Laughing and talking with friends and family gives an instant serotonin hit. However, often we struggle to find the time to spend with our loved ones as our daily responsibilities take center stage. That’s where holidays come in. Taking time out from everyday life to enjoy quality time with loved ones can strengthen the relationship you have. And it’s not just the relationships that becomes stronger. Spending time with your loved ones has many health benefits too; from helping you to cope with stress, improving your psychological well-being, and your overall cardiovascular health.
Your motorhome holiday also allows you to spend time with locals in different communities. You might meet new people at locals pub or at nearby campsites. The act of meeting new people and experiencing new cultures can improve your overall sense of belonging and purpose. New experiences can boost your happiness and improve your self-confidence. Also, it’s important to recognise that motorhome holidays give you the chance to reconnect with yourself, and focus on improving your positive self-talk.
6. Being Present in the Moment.
Have you practiced mindfulness before? Mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present moment and it is host to a range of health benefits. From reducing anxiety and depression to lowering blood pressure and improving sleep, mindfulness has a ton of brilliant benefits. However, for many people, the act of mindfulness can be difficult to achieve. To quiet your mind and become present in the moment can be harder than it seems. It takes patience and determination, and often, it’s only achievable when people dissociate from their everyday life.
Motorhome hire gives you the opportunity focus on being present in the moment. As you travel across destinations in the UK & Ireland, following remarkable driving routes, you will start to feel a sense of ease, and the holiday feeling will take over. Quiet your thoughts, relax your body, and watch your mood begin to change as you control over your thoughts.
On your motorhome holiday, you will create so many authentic experiences and meet lots of new people. By staying present in the moment you will be able to absorb all the memories as you create them. Research shows that mindfulness is one of the most valuable techniques for being present at the moment. Motorhome holidays are the perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness and appreciate new adventures when they occur.