Benefits of Walking Barefoot
Walking barefoot, also known as “earthing” or “grounding” has a number of remarkable health benefits such as reducing stress and inflammation and improving sleep. Our feet were designed to work without shoes, and humans used to walk barefoot for thousands of years!
Our feet contain a rich, intricate network of nerves and acupuncture points and are especially adept at picking up free electrons from the earth’s surface. This is why it is great to spend some time barefoot walking each day, especially if you can do it outdoors!
Health Benefits of Walking Barefoot
Earthing research has revealed an impressive impact on a variety of health conditions and was found to offer improvements in the following conditions:
- Sleep disturbances, including sleep apnea
- Chronic muscle and joint pain and other types of pain
- Asthmatic and respiratory conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Dropping energy levels
- Immune system activity and response
- Heart rate variability
- Primary indicators of osteoporosis
- Fasting glucose levels among people with diabetes
It’s in the Earth
“The Solution for chronic inflammation regarded as the cause of most common diseases has been identified! And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet–the Earth itself!
Throughout most of evolution, humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. Largely, oblivious that the service of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provide a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work–just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up.
Modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past. “Earthing” reintroduces the planet’s powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it.” (From the book, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!)
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~Kahil Gibran