Walking barefoot, also known as “earthing,” has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.
Walking barefoot can be looked down upon by people, you will collect a lot of dirt on your feet and you will get hurt endlessly. But there is a bright side to walking barefoot, much like everything. The famous painter used to walk barefoot, and we suspect that he knew its advantages! If you think that walking barefoot can be a disgusting idea, then think again. We have brought to you some advantages of walking barefoot.
Helps to Clear your mentality
When you are walking barefoot you have to look what is in front of you, as there is every possibility for you to get hurt on the road. Therefore, paying attention to every little thorn which is lying in front of you. This helps you to clear every inner confusion and will thus eventually clear your mind. Thus, without you knowing, your head would be free of any chatter.
When you walk barefoot, you tend to strengthen and stretch your feet muscles, and the tendons and ligaments in your feet, along with the ankles and calves. You can therefore prevent any injury, knee strain and back problems. Also, because you are not wearing shoes, your core strengthens and stretches. This helps with your posture.
Decreases Anxiety & Depression
Imagine a walk on grass with your feet bare. This is a definite way to decrease your anxiety and depression by almost 62 percent. It has been found that this is a good way to increase the levels of endorphins that make you feel good. So, this keeps you happy and all your sorrows fade away!
The human body is made of 60 percent water which is good for as a electricity conductor. The earth we inhabit happens to have a negative ionic charge. When you walk barefoot, you help to ground your body to this charge. Any negative Ions have been found to detoxify, calm, and reduce inflammation. also synchronizing your internal clocks. You could get negative ions by placing your feet near by the water that is the best place.
Your body has reflex points as so does your feet. This means that every time a little bump is experienced on the feet you tend to stimulate all of these reflexes points. If you feel hurt, then it only means that you feet required that stimulation which it is getting. As time passes by, you will realise that these sensitivities tend to go away.