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. I truly find that the more I’m nude outdoors, the more active I am and the better, and less, I eat. My spirit, my mood, my emotional health, all benefit.
When you look back to the early roots of European naturism, it was very much based as a means to health. People weren’t sitting on the couch nude staring at their 1920 version of the iPad, called a book I believe. At least that wasn’t their only activity. No, they were in groups, nude, outdoors, and active. Did they have it all figured out? No, of course not. But linking naturism to health….I think they were on to something there.
I recall seeing a photo in a fashion magazine when I was a tweener. Why was I looking through a fashion magazine? Well….I was a growing boy. You figure it out. And in this day, I struck gold. The photo I came across stood out to me because the young woman in the photo was completely nude. Of course, she was strategically positioned so you couldn’t see anything, not that it mattered to me at the time. My adolescent brain could fill in the blanks. But my emerging naturist side was intrigued by the message — do something for your spirit, your confidence….for yourself, spend part of your day nude. Needless to say, I was buoyed by coming across someone preaching what I enjoyed doing whenever I could. It was another hint that I wasn’t alone.
But the message of that photo still holds true today. Spending time nude can be of great benefit to your mental health, your spirit, your energy, your outlook, your disposition, the very essence of what makes you, you.