Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Enjoying the Outdoors

It’s that time of year again. As the weather warms up, it’s a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! Hiking and camping are fun activities, great exercise for the body, stimulation for the mind, and food for the soul. You can engage your body in running and climbing, engage your mind in studying the plants and wild life, and then take time to just drink in the beauty of nature.

Going shirtless is a great way to enhance the experience. Not just because it more comfortable — although it is, especially in hot weather — but because it helps you feel more at one with nature. It is like returning to a more primitive state. For many, it is symbolic of casting off the stresses and constraints of modern life, if just for a while, to experience true recreation.






Of course, the outdoors is also a great place to begin experiencing greater freedom with going shirtless and greater acceptance of your own body, because it is socially acceptable, often even expected. But it can also be a particularly enriching experience. And it can be a great bonding experience among friends, as well.







So I want to encourage you this summer to go seek out the wild spaces, peel off your shirt, soak in the majesty, push away cares and worries, and experience a unique oneness with nature. You won’t regret it.











8 comments:

  1. Attractive collection of pix.

    P.S. Welcome back!

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  2. I went running shirtless for the first time yesterday and it felt amazing. I'd like to find a running buddy who feels comfortable doing the same.

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  4. I've ridden my bicycle around the neighborhood shirtless all the time, refuse to ride my bike with a shirt on.

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  6. I went to the supermarket shirtless today. Another guy was looking at my abs - maybe admiring them. I often get on public transport shirtless. I have been shirtless in libraries and a fast food restaurant. I have never had any problems except one old bus driver who told me I needed to be 'appropriately dressed' to ride a public bus. I told him it was just a body and caught the next bus with no issue. The young driver was very polite to me. I think my generation (the young generation) is much more liberal and unconcerned with showing skin. Modesty is a thing of the past. I still dress up for formal occasions but I'm shirtless when it's hot and/or sunny (for Vitamin D) and the situation is casual. I encourage all males to do the same unless he's obese because that would create a bad reputation for shirtless males. We want people to admire and respect shirtless guys so the movement can spread without resistance. Once it's normal, THEN obese guys can go shirtless too :)

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  7. I also go rock climbing shirtless. Nobody notices really. It's quite normal to be shirtless when rock climbing. I like to do physical activity shirtless. I workout at parks shirtless. I was told to put a top on when I was in group fitness at a gym but I refused. Some gyms don't mind and some gyms do. It's a bit silly that some gyms don't let men exercise shirtless. Exercise is the most appropriate time to go shirtless!

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  8. this time of year I will seek any opportunity to take my shirt off and keep it off for as long as possible. As a matter of fact, the only time I really wear a shirt at home of when I have company, or if I'm going out or when it's too cold.its usually just casual for me especially since I don't like wearing shirts, I've gone bike riding shirtless several times, and look forward to when can go shirtless in the car,I'm also shirtless for yard work and when I'm painting a room too

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