A new Trailer Life article, Doctors Promote Health Benefits of Outdoor Activity, describes an effort underway to educate health care providers on the value of outdoor physical activity.
Recent research shows marked benefits to outdoor activity, including:
* People with nearby access to a park or open space were 50% more likely to maintain a routine of walking.
* Outdoor exercise can improve mental health, particularly among young people.
* 40% of cancers and other diseases of a sedentary, indoor lifestyle can be eliminated by people becoming more active outdoors.
* 74% of adults are not meeting their daily needs for exercise.
RVIA research indicates that RVing helps promote physical activity. Nearly three-fourths of RVers (74%) say they are more physically active on RV vacations than other types of vacations, and 81% say their children are also more physically active when traveling by RV. Popular outdoor activities with RVers include hiking and walking; biking; and canoeing and kayaking.
Go to Trailer Life to read the full article, Doctors Promote Health Benefits of Outdoor Activity.