Health Benefits of Naturist Camping

Health Benefits of Naturist Camping

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This couple makes some good points:

We love camping in the buff. Camping on itself is already a great pastime, and we feel that doing so without clothes really adds a lot to the experience. Think about why you like camping. Because you like spending time in nature? Well, there’s probably no better way to connect with nature when there are no textile boundaries between yourself and the outdoors. Do you like spending your days in the campground’s swimming pool? Nothing beats skinny dipping! Do you like the typical friendly campground atmosphere? At naturist campgrounds, the atmosphere is even more friendly!

All of this is probably convincing enough to spend your next free days at a naturist campground, but there’s even more good news. Camping in the nude also has quite some interesting health benefits.

Soak up some Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a very important role in the body. The nutrient helps absorbing calcium from food, it helps muscles to move, nerves use it to carry information from the brain to the body parts and our immune system needs vitamin D to fight invading bacteria and viruses. To translate this to current times, it’s even said that vitamin D makes you extra resistant to covid.
Unlike most other vitamins, vitamin D is only in very small amounts provided by food. The largest chunk of vitamin D at your disposal has been produced by your own body when your skin was in direct contact with sunlight. It’s easy to imagine that the more skin can be reached by sun rays, the more vitamin D will be produced.

Reset your Biological Clock

We hate to tell you, but there’s quite some chance that your clock is broken. Your biological clock at least. Humans have a natural circadian rhythm that controls our sleep cycles. This rhythm is highly disturbed by the glow of electronics and artificial lighting. Because naturist campgrounds are often less polluted by light than city centers and the living room of your home, your body will find back its perfect rhythm and allow you to feel more rested in the morning.

Pump up your serotonin levels

If you think that it’s simply the fact that you’re camping in the nude is what makes you happy, we got to tell you a little story about serotonin. This chemical that is produced by your body, and mostly the effect that it has on your brain, is the real reason why you feel happy. Serotonin levels are increased by oxygen intake, increased exposure to sunlight, and increased physical activity. All things that you typically find at naturist campgrounds.

Get some exercise

Talking about physical activity, a bit of exercise never hurts. Studies show that a reasonable target for adults is 10 000 steps per day. Something most people rarely reach when they move from the house to the car to the office to the car to the supermarket to the car to the house.

Naturist campgrounds definitely require some walking. The walks to the swimming pool, the restaurant, and the shower blocks all add to your number of daily steps. And then we’re not yet talking about many great hikes that you can often do at or around the campground.

Increased problem-solving skills

When we planned to go camping in France last summer, we wanted to be prepared. Even though we went for the most basic type of camping, with a tent, we did want to make sure to have some level of comfort. So we bought some new equipment, including a fancy gas stove because we were planning to cook most of our own meals. The stove had absolutely everything, except for a kind of framework for our coffee maker.

Now you have to know, coffee is really important for us. So we started looking for solutions. Eventually, we’ve built a frame with two tent pegs and it worked so well that we kept using it throughout our whole trip. Moral of the story: When you go camping, you have to get creative from time to time. These small wins when you manage to build your own solution to a problem actually boost your creativity overall and increase your problem-solving skills.

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Source: Naturally Carolina

Original publication 30 October, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 9th November 2020

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