Why We Should Go Naked More Often A laundry-list of reasons why 'skin-only is superior' By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 25, 2010 1:19 PM CST 44 comments Comments Naked all the time? No thank you. (Shutter Stock) (Newser) – The Greeks exercised in the buff, scientific greats like Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Richter loved to go bare, and celebs can't seem to stop ditching their swimsuits while lounging at the French Riviera. They're all on to something, writes Hank Hyena for h+ magazine: "skin-only is superior." He offers reasons to be buck naked more often: It's good for the brain: Pediatricians say daily "naked time" promotes an expanded range of motion that fosters brain development in babies. If our brains do indeed develop throughout our lives, it stands to reason that the AARP-crowd could benefit, too. It's a bacteria-buster: Clothes are a breeding ground for fungi and bacteria that cause toenails to rot and bring on urinary tract infections. It boosts self esteem: Researchers have found that nudists have "significantly higher body self-acceptance." It's better for our wallets, our planet: Americans spend $900 million on bathing suits each year; that's a lot of manufacturing. For more full-frontal arguments, click here.