It may sound hard to believe, but walking barefoot for only 5 minutes a day could give your health a much-needed boost.
What Happens With You After Walking Barefoot?
A review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health looked at a number of studies that highlight how drawing electrons from the earth improves health. In one, chronic pain patients using grounded carbon fiber mattresses slept better and experienced less pain.
Another study found that grounding benefitted skin conductivity, moderated heart rate variability, improved glucose regulation, reduced stress and boosted immunity.
One particularly compelling investigation, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that earthing increases the surface charge of red blood cells. As a result, the cells avoid clumping, which decreases blood viscosity.
Another study in the same journal found that earthing may help regulate the endocrine and nervous systems.
Even if there were no proven benefits to walking barefoot, I’d still recommend taking frequent walks in nature.
Regular walking, as little as half an hour a day, can reduce cancer risk, improve cardiovascular health, moderate weight and prevent diabetes.
In addition, walking improves blood oxygenation,circulation, and immune response, removes toxins, and relieves stress.
If you decide to walk barefoot make sure to do that every day for at least five minutes and try to increase the time gradually.
When we put on shoes we don’t give a chance to our body to get in touch with Mother Nature.