So long as nudists take precautions, this lifestyle is healthier than "normal" living. The human body requires vitamin C and D (as well as other vitamins) to stay healthy. Both of these vitamins are absorbed by exposure to the sun. The average non nudist leaves approximately 5% to 50% of their body exposed to the sun hence absorbing considerably less vitamins than nudists do. With proper lotions a nudist is not likely to incur any more shun damage than the average person that is not a nudist. With the constant use of lotions, nudists tend to be better protected from the sun than the average person is. This is due to knowledge and understanding the effects of their decision and actions.
Another health benefit is de-toxing one's body. The human body has thousands of pores all over our body. These pores are meant to absorb good vital and needed vitamins and to allow the release of bad or used toxins from our system. If the human body is 90% covered 80 – 90% of the time, how does the body release toxins? This can not be done efficiently or effectively. People believe clothing absorbing sweat is good, but it's not. Sweat is meant to cool the body when needed. Allowing clothing to wick away the cooling sweat, the body does not cool properly. Medical studies confirm, people who are practicing nudists 75% or more of the time, are healthier and their bodies retain less harmful toxins.
Physically fit. This lifestyle is not only for the slim and trim or muscular. Evidence shows the slightly overweight to "obese" nudist have experienced dramatic weight loss due to an increase of activity largely explained by becoming secure with their appearance resulting in the confidence to socialize more. Nudist communities/resorts have a full range of activities for all nudists to participate including volleyball, horse shoes, fitness rooms as well as classes, swimming and water games, hiking or nature trails; the same activities as clothed society has to offer.