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Jump to navigation. Male nude figure, c. Nudist philosophy, which was referred to by British practitioners as naturism , and by Germans as Nacktkultur , included vegetarianism; exposure to fresh air, water, and sunlight; abstinence from tobacco and alcohol; and back-to-nature activities like gardening, hiking, and camping. To explain social nudism to American audiences and study the therapeutic possibilities of group nudity, Howard C.
Back then the magazine covered health topics such as diet , exercise, herbalism and general advice on living a healthy and efficient life. Later, this material occupied a greater proportion of the magazine, particularly as it absorbed other naturist and health periodicals, including Health and Vim and Sunbathing and Health Magazine. By the s, cheaper foreign travel allowed many more British naturists to visit the south of France, Spain, Greece and Yugoslavia. Over its long history, notable photographers such as Walter Bird , Stephen Glass,  Bertram Park and Yvonne Gregory  have worked for the magazine. The magazine has had a number of publishers and editors, and has been based in London, Epsom, Goole and Hull. I used to love that one. From my childhood it was like, 'Wow His character would leave the magazine in the surgery's waiting room in hopes of catching one of the male customers perusing it. In the episode Herr Otto Flick receives his latest copy of Health and Efficiency and begins to tremble while looking at the center-fold, he then attempts to phone for the Health and Efficiency calendar. In the " Are You Being Served?
Naturism , or nudism , is a cultural movement practising, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity , most but not all of which takes place on private property. The term also refers to a lifestyle based on personal, family, or social nudity. Ethical or philosophical nudism has a long history, with many advocates of the benefits of enjoying nature without clothing. At the turn of the 20th century, organizations emerged to promote social nudity and to establish private campgrounds and resorts for that purpose. Since the s, with the acceptance of public places for clothing-optional recreation, individuals who do not identify themselves as nudists have been able to casually participate in nude activities.