There is a good reason you sleep as well as you do when you are camping. Sure, much of it is from being outside in the fresh air but there is a fair amount of exercise that just happens naturally around the campground.
It begins with any packing and unpacking you do. You’ll be making multiple trips to the car and back and you’ll be loaded up with boxes, bags, and pool toys. The campfire requires some muscle to carry the wood and get it all set up just right.
You’ll walk just about everywhere. You’ll stroll over to the neighbors’ site for a cup of coffee and a chat. You’ll walk with the kids to the pool. You’ll walk to the camp store for an ice cream treat or a gallon of milk. You and your dog will lap the campground a few times in the morning to get your day off to a good start. You’ll walk to the horseshoe pits to see who is winning and who isn’t. And sometimes you’ll walk just to explore.
Swimming will be a daily activity. It’s so easy to jump in and cool off that you may find yourself swimming more than once a day. You’ll be having fun and exercising too. It’s great for your arms and legs. It’s good for strengthening your breathing, and it makes you happy – a pretty good way to work out.
Your face muscles will get a workout from smiling so much. That long stress crease between your eyebrows will lessen. Your nerves and arteries and neurons will all be experiencing increased activity. Your lungs will get their exercise from laughing and chasing kids in a game of chase around the campsite.
Each night, you will drop into bed for a long, deep sleep. This restores those hard worked muscles and you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to do it again. Camping is a wonderful workout though you’ll be enjoying yourself so much you’ll barely notice.