New Year, New Adventures: Our Top 4 Resolutions for a Happier & Healthier 2019

Photo by Nick Lake

Happy New Year Tentsile Tribe! It’s that time again when we’re all busy planning new ventures, gearing up for new challenges and looking forward to the adventures ahead.

During this time, researchers say about 60% of us make New Year's resolutions but only about 8% are successful in achieving them. If you’re feeling a bit flat after all the festive fun and are looking for resolutions that you will actually stick to in the coming year, then you’ve come to the right place!

In this blog, we’ll be running down our top 4 inspiring resolutions to get you re-energised and ready to face whatever this year throws at you. Whether you’re looking for a new challenge in 2019 or simply want to set off on more of the same awesome adventures, we’ve got all the gear you need to help make this year your personal best!

1) Take time together in the great outdoors

What better way to kick off 2019 than spending more time with those you love in places you love! Thanks to our bundle deals it’s never been easier or more affordable to head out on a backcountry adventure as an entire family or even a large group of friends. If you’re planning on festival fun this summer why not add a Trillium XL hammock to your set up and step up your camping game!

3 friends hanging out in a Trillium hammock with Stingray Tree Tent above

Photo by Carson Davis Brown

Rather stay closer to home? No problem, our bundles have everything you need to bring the excitement of the outdoors right to your backyard. All the fun of a treehouse without the hassle. Spark your little campers’ curiosity and appetite for adventure from the comfort of your home.

 

2) Get happy & healthy

These two things really go hand in hand. We’ve got a range of ultra-light 1-2 person Tree Tents and hammocks to complement whichever outdoor activity takes your fancy. If you’re a keen backpacker itching to take the road less travelled, or an avid hiker off to hit the trails our Flite Tree Tent is a must-have. 

Flite Tree Tent & T-mini stack in forest

Looking to take up a new sport to challenge yourself and get healthier this year? In that case, Bikepacking may be the hobby for you! It combines a multi-day tour by bike with the rider camping out and carrying all their equipment as they go. It’s the perfect mash-up of extreme biking and camping for all you thrill seekers out there. Without a doubt reduced weight is key so why not try our lightest Tree Tent ever-the 1 person UNA!

UNA Tree Tent with mountain bike

 Photo by Tom Kahler

Both the Flite Tree Tent and the portable UNA hammock are light, 100% waterproof and will give you the ultimate freedom to push yourself harder and venture even farther into the great outdoors this season.

3) Manage stress

As well as keeping you fit, spending time being active in the great outdoors has been proven to reduce your stress levels. Research shows that ‘forest bathing,’ i.e. the practice of spending time in a wooded area is pretty, darn good for your mind, body and spirit.  A 2010 study for Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, discovered that individuals who walked in a forest had lower blood pressure and levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) afterwards than those who strolled through a city environment.

Count us in! As if we needed another reason to take to the trees. So why not grab your Tentsile, lie back, hang out and soak in the sights and sounds of the forest. Or you could even go one step further and take a leaf out of the Tentsile Team’s book and take your office to the outdoors.  Here’s our resident photographer Tom Kahler basking in the beautiful Peak district whilst catching up on some work.

Man on a portable hammock with laptop in the woods

Photo by @joshkilby on Instagram

4) Reduce your carbon footprint and give back to the environment

This is a wonderful resolution that gives you a chance to give back to the great outdoors and protect the trees we love! We plant 20 trees for every Tree Tent or hammock you buy and are extremely proud to say that, with your support, we’d planted over 430,000 trees by the end of 2018. This is all part of our larger plan to plant 1 million trees over the next 5 years as part of for our #BecomeOneOfTheMillion Campaign. We’re right on track to hit the halfway mark this year! Stay tuned to hear more about the exciting, new eco-initiatives and conservation projects we’ll be supporting in 2019.

You could also keep this resolution by finding a green volunteering opportunity that you’re excited about, you can use Tentsile retailer REI’s Get Out and Volunteer search engine! It’s quick and easy, and at the end, you’ll be able to cross yet another resolution off your list!

So, there you have it, 4 New Year’s resolutions that are easy keep and that will benefit you all year long. Plus, all the gear you could ever need to get outside, get active and give back in 2019! What are you waiting for?

 

januari 10, 2019 — Alex Shirley-Smith

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