One subject often covered in the media today is that of obesity. And being overweight is not restricted to older people. Teenagers and even young kids can have a weight problem. For parents wanting to help their child loose some weight and yet allow their son or daughter to have a darn good time in doing so, an adventure boot camp is one of the best answers. It’s fun, healthy and beneficial.
There is a lot of talk about nutrition and diet, about exercise and healthy living and yet one of the best products we can consume is free and easily available. Vitamin D in the form of sunshine has many valuable properties and on an adventure boot camp, participants are out in the open air and collecting their complimentary supply of vitamin D.
And being outdoors has a number of other benefits. When we exercise outdoors through walking, climbing, wading, paddling, etc., we are using our muscles all over our body and in a natural way. Being inside on gym equipment definitely has benefits but exercising outdoors wins hands down.
Other benefits include the scenery. On an adventure boot camp, campers are not restricted to the surrounds of the base camp. Far from it, as participants venture into the wilderness and get a free view of the glorious surrounds. That in itself is beneficial as a boost to the spirits helps back up the physical improvements.
Of course the teens reside in the adventure boot camp and that means first class food. None of the rubbishy food they might be tempted to consume back home. There are no shops at the camp or anywhere nearby and so campers rely on the nutritious and wholesome foods prepared by the camp kitchen staff.
Back home, working out on your gym equipment, you face the wall or maybe watch TV or listen to some music. When exercising outdoors you encounter great variety. You don’t go the same way each day, you have all manner of different land formations and you can commune with nature. It’s a wonderful package which has the bottom line of helping you get fit, lose weight and return home a much happier and healthier young person.
You might think twice about the cost of sending your teen on an adventure boot camp but remember a few facts. The gym equipment you might use at home will cost a pretty penny and if your child was at home, you have the cost of feeding them and of running your house, apartment and car to look after your teen. None of these costs apply when they’re on camp so the cost is not so great after all.
Making money, being successful and working hard are all attributes most of us subscribe to. But without good health we can have all manner of problems. If you’ve got your health, the rest of life’s riches can follow and one of the best ways to obtain and maintain good health is through the right exercise and a nutritious diet. Your teen will get both of these in spades plus wonderful scenery, and a break from the pressures of the big city and more when they join an adventure boot camp.