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We found that 85% of adult campers think camping can make you healthier and nearly half think it should be prescribed on the NHS! And 1 in 3 kids who don't camp think camping would make them feel healthier.The idea that spending time in nature is 'good for our physical health and mental wellbeing' is not a new one. And it's certainly something those who camp would support with half of them saying that camping should be prescribed on the NHS! The World Health Organisation estimates that depression and depression-related illnesses will become the greatest source of ill health by 2020. Predictions like these are putting pressure on Governments to encourage people to spend more time with nature. In the United States, 'therapeutic camping' has a long tradition going back to the early 1900s and the emergence of 'tent therapy'.Tent therapy partly came about when the positive benefi ts of camping were identifi ed for tuberculosis patients. these patients had to camp on the hospital grounds to ensure non-contact with other hospital patients...but the unexpected benefi ts were that their physical condition and mental attitudes improved far faster! Barry Garst1 in his 2010 study of American campers found that 'restoration' was the meaning most associated with camping. Camping represented an opportunity for physical, mental and emotional recovery and for many of those he interviewed it was a way to bring balance back into their lives. Get Richer,Feel BetterPitches on prescription - just what the doctor ordered!8Corfe Castle Club SiteGet rich quick at

75Top 5Camping really is good for youwellbeing giving properties of camping - according to campersCampers are more likely to regard themselves as having a higher than average fi tness for their age compared with non-campersCampers are also more likely to see themselves as being active and healthy for their age compared with non-campers1 in 4 campers think that camping is a great way to lose weight!For me, it defi nitely chills me out and I fi nd it's a great way to switch oΠfrom my manic schedule. I can't wait to get my growing family into the camping habit and introduce them to all the joys and fun it brings.Ben Fogle, TV PresenterI rediscovered the joys of camping in my 40s. Within months my health improved as I began to enjoy a better work/life balance and my business improved too. My outlook on life is so much more positive now.Alison EdwardsMember No.357195% say it recharges your batteries384% say it's good for a child's health578% say it makes you fi tter289% say it relieves stress484% say it improves mental healthCharmouth Club Site9