You need to see what walking barefoot does to your body

You need to see what walking barefoot does to your body

Have you ever tried taking your shoes off and walk barefoot?

Walking barefoot or “earthing” offers many benefits, but keep in mind that walking barefoot in your house doesn’t count as earthing. You have to walk on a natural surface, such as sand, soil or grass.
Benefits of Walking Barefoot

Below are some of the changes that occur in your body when you walk barefoot.

1. Improve Facial Blood Flow
According to this study, walking on a natural surface can improve blood flow to your face. The results of the study showed that participants who had direct contact with the earth had increased blood flow to the face and enhanced skin tissue repair.

2. Fight Free Radicals

Free radicals are molecules that wreak havoc in your body. They accelerate aging and increase the risk of diseases such as cancer. Walking barefoot offers antioxidants and electrons that help neutralize free radicals, research shows.

3. Restore Your Natural Walking Pattern
Shoes offer excessive cushioning and support that prevent us from engaging certain muscle groups when walking. This can lead to a lack of balance and control while walking.
When you walk barefoot, you activate the muscles and end up strengthening your body. It’s for this reason parents are encouraged to let kids learn how to walk without shoes.

4. Boost Your Nervous System
You probably know that your nervous system plays a vital role in maintaining internal order within your body. Well, walking barefoot can improve the health of your nervous system by activating acupressure points on your feet, which consequently stimulates your veins and nerves, according to research.

5. Fight Insomnia

You may want to try walking barefoot if you can’t seem to sleep well at night. As you may know, high cortisol levels cause insomnia. Well, earthing can lower your cortisol levels and consequently allow you to sleep like a baby.

In this study, participants were grounded to earth during sleep for eight weeks. The results showed they had lower cortisol levels at night, slept better and experienced less pain.

6. Reduce Blood Viscosity
Blood viscosity is the thickness and stickiness of your blood. Many studies have linked elevated blood viscosity to cardiovascular diseases. Luckily, you can reduce blood viscosity and clotting through earthing, according to research.

7. Ease Your Stress
We already know that walking without shoes help ease stress. We’ve also seen that earthing lowers cortisol levels. So go walk barefoot in nature or at the beach to keep your stress levels low.

Do you know other benefits of walking barefoot? Let us know I the comment box

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