I knew a fellow who quit naturism because he said it made him lazy, just lying in the sun. Not me. Naturist activities motivate me to exercise. Hiking, gardening, and swimming clothed are all okay, but I truly love freehiking, freegardening, and nude swimming, so being a naturist keeps me healthy as well as happy.
With this in mind, consider these thoughts from Dr. Mercola about the value of exercise in reducing memory loss as one ages.
“Moderate physical activity performed in midlife or later appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment - and a six-month high-intensity aerobic exercise program can improve cognitive function in individuals who already have the condition. Each year, 10 percent to 15 percent of individuals with mild cognitive impairment will develop dementia, as compared with 1 percent to 2 percent of the general population. Physical exercise may protect against mild cognitive impairment by means of the production of nerve-protecting compounds, greater blood flow to the brain, improved development and survival of neurons and the decreased risk of heart and blood vessel diseases.”
PJ and I manage a senior facility. I suspect our residents would function better mentally as well as physically if they were naturists, and increased vitamin D from the sun would help as well. (Too bad, I don’t suppose I’ll ever be able to demonstrate this with my residents.)