Naked fitness or working out in the nude is a liberating feeling. Ready to try out these simple exercises?
Forget sports bras and the latest kicks, the best workout gear is your birthday suit. Naked fitness boosts your body image — and gives you that extra motivation to stay active. Some people may say it sounds like a crazy idea, but training completely naked could actually be good for you.
It helps maximize your workout time and time again.
An article in New York Post reveals the top five reasons you should ditch the gym kit and let it all hang out.
Learn to love your skin
Let’s face it, for most of us, hitting the gym is all about looking good. Naked, you’re forced to examine your body and come face-to-face with yourself, exactly how you look,
There’s nowhere to hide when you’re not wearing clothes and by knowing the ins and outs of your human form in the nude, you’ll notice even the most minor of changes. This will help to keep you motivated and show you that your hard work is paying off. Your naked body will motivate you to make healthier choices in life, opting for one less pint in the quest for that “perfect form”.
Naked fitness is not the best deal for your skin. Any cloth in contact with the body is getting in the way of letting your skin breathe. It can restrict blood flow and act like a sponge, collecting all the sweat. Going bare gives your skin a chance to breathe. When you sweat, your body releases toxins and by wearing tight workout clothes, you’re actually weakening your skin by reabsorbing the sweat that is released by the body as you sweat.
Free from your clothes, your body will be more flexible, allowing you to truly maximise your workouts. Nowhere is this more true than when doing yoga in the nude.