Today, Wife and I are going to our local club for the skinny-dip thing and enjoy the festivities. I’m really excited to go. One thing bothers me. They are having a luau which I am fairly sure I won’t be able to partake in.
When did naturism stop being about health?
Back when naturism started, it was all about health. People did calisthenics, ate vegetarian, and learned about healthy ways to live. Things were a bit regimented and I’m not suggesting we go back there. However, we now seem to be almost the exact opposite.
I heard yesterday on the Naturist Living Show that the stereotype is the fat guy sitting by the pool drinking beer. How true! I once heard a woman in the pool at our club say something to the effect that she didn’t exercise and she wouldn’t walk if she didn’t have to. She looked it.
I’m all about body acceptance, but come on, lets not let it be an excuse to be flabby and out of shape.
Sure there are all sorts of reasons that we don’t all look like Olympic athletes. That doesn’t mean we can’t try!
I recently read a report on a YNA event. I was so jealous. I know they don’t want my sixty-three year old body at these things, but it sounded wonderful! Vegetarian food, Yoga, and meditation. That’s right up my alley! I haven’t been to that many clubs, but I have yet to see any vegetarian or vegan fare on the menu. I’ve only seen one Yoga class.
I’m sure there is a happy medium.
I don’t want to go back to the days where I am awakened at 5:30am to do jumping jacks. I do want to bring the idea of nudism being a healthy way of life back though. Maybe we would have more young people if naturism was seem as something good for mind and body instead of simply a hedonistic activity for old fat people.
Before you jump all over me in the comments, I understand that body acceptance is a huge thing for nudists. It is one of the things I love about it. Each person learns to accept who they are. I am only suggesting that as nudists, we have an opportunity to live not only naked, but as healthy we are able as well.