When I first got into nudism and began participating in social nudism, I noticed there a definite emphasis on recreation and body acceptance which isn’t, in itself, a bad thing. When I delved into the history I noted that in the early part of the 20th Century, there was, at least in the naturist movements, an emphasis on health and fitness which profoundly influenced the philosophical basis of my evolution as a naturist.
I can’t say that I’ve followed through completely on that philosophy but it’s still something for me to shoot for. When I exercise, do yoga, or hike, I prefer to do them in the nude. I think I might have more interest in social nudism and visiting landed clubs if there was more emphasis on health and fitness while providing more activities promoting it.
A healthy lifestyle is overlooked by far too many people. This is particularly the case in our “mid-life years” where our metabolism slows down, the body starts to creak a bit, and we get increasingly busy with our careers. The point is, we stop investing in ourselves.
Now, many will extrapolate those words to assume I’m talking about working out and being fit. Well, sure, that’s part of it. But I’m not a believer that you have to have 6-pack abs and a tiny waist to mean you are living a healthy lifestyle. You can have both of those things while being anything but healthy. No, to me, a healthy lifestyle has a number of different aspects to include nutritional diet, fitness regime, spiritual wellness, and mental acuity.
For me personally, naturism supports all of these aspects…
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