It’s Healthy to Get Away from It All. RV travelers do more than just hit the road in their vehicles. RVing families get outside and walk, bike, jog, paddle, rollerblade, raft and hike – whether it’s down small-town streets, over miles of trails, across pristine lakes, along raging rapids or through landscaped campgrounds. In fact, 86% of RVers hike or walk on their trips – just one reason they are happier and healthier than their non-RVing counterparts.
But the cardiovascular benefits of increased activity are not the only health dividends. Studies show that just taking vacations actually reduces the risk of heart disease, and that spending quality time with a spouse or significant other actually lowers a person’s blood pressure.
Stress-Free Getaways. Increasing activity while on the road, escaping stress, recharging batteries and bonding/reconnecting with family members all help to explain why RVers feel happier and healthier. RVs reduce vacation stress by allowing travelers to control their own schedule and timetable, by keeping the family relaxed in familiar surroundings and by making spur-of-the-moment getaways possible since the RV can be kept packed with the staples needed to head out of town with little planning. And since rest contributes to overall physical health, sleeping in a familiar, comfortable bed plays a major role in recharging the body’s batteries, something most travelers say they can’t obtain by staying in strange hotels along the way.
What’s for Dinner? The fact that RVers can continue to adhere to their solid nutritional habits is also a factor in their healthier lifestyles. Maintaining everyday eating patterns isn’t easy while in airport terminals, hotels or restaurants. But RVs make mealtime decisions a snap with on-board pantries and cabinets for non-perishable storage, ovens/stoves and microwaves for cooking and refrigerators/freezers to store your favorite meal ingredients. Plus, RVs boast sufficient power and storage for food processors, blenders and convection ovens. Traveling by RV allows you the flexibility to stop, pick up local delicacies and sample them that evening in the comfort of your own kitchen.
The Road to a Healthier You Is Calling. So stock the RV pantry and fridge with your favorite foods, grab your gear, a pair of comfortable shoes and your favorite traveling companions, and hit the open road, because good health can’t be found in a bottle, but it can be found on your next RV adventure.