Posted by Aston Avery

Camping makes you happy

The Camping and Caravanning club along with experts at Liverpool John Moores University and Sheffield Hallam University have conducted a major study of 11,000 campers and non-campers.

Their conclusion is that camping in the great outdoors improves people’s well-being and mental health. It’s official camping really does make you happy!

The ‘Outjoyment Report’ assessed attitudes towards the benefits of all types of camping such as pitching up in a tent, caravan or motorhome, or going glamping. It found just being on the doorstep of the countryside can give a big positive boost. The research found campers and caravanners are happy, flourishing, less stressed and enjoy better wellbeing than non-campers.

Aston spoke to co authors of the ‘Outjoyment Report’ Dr Kaye Richards from John Moores Liverpool University and Simon McGrath from the Camping and Caravaning Club.

Photo by Tommy Lisbin on Unsplash

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