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Please have you ever been told that there is a litany of health benefits associated with walking barefooted on stone?
Oh yes there is.
In fact there is a lot of controversy surrounding the barefoot walking trend, with some claiming it is a practice that enhances the overall health.
Others too argue that the benefits of “earthing” or “grounding,” as it is sometimes referred to are nothing but baloney. Hahahaha!!! That’s quite interesting.
Understand that no matter what side of the earthing line you fall on, spending a few minutes per day walking on natural surfaces with bare feet is an easy practice that takes little effort and really could lead to amazing health benefits.
Below are some of the health benefits one gains when he or she walks on Stones barefooted;
1. It Can Improve Your Sleeping Habits:
A lot of major studies have been conducted about the relationship between earthing and a person’s sleeping habits, including this one that discovered that letting the soles of your feet touch the Earth’s surface for some few minutes each day can lead to an enhanced sleep and even reduce bodily pain.
Reasons given were that, Earthing has been shown to change the electrical activity in our brain, leading to psychological changes that increase the feelings of overall wellbeing and relaxation.
2. It Can Decrease Stress:
In addition to the above benefit, walking barefooted on stones may also have the ability to decrease stress; an important health benefit in today’s hectic, exhausting planet.
The same electrical brain activity that leads to better sleep also helps a person feel less stressed.
In fact the improved sleep, relaxation and “time out” with nature that also come along with walking barefoot all help contribute to decreased levels of stress and anxiety.
3. It Helps Reduce Bodily Pain:
A lot of studies have discovered that back pain, knee pain and hip pain can all stem from the way a person walks, and oftentimes, shoes impact a person’s gait in a negative way that can lead to bodily pain.
The Shoes we wear create a situation in which you do not walk properly or as the way nature intended without the support of footwear, which can impact your posture and balance.
Just allowing your soles to go bare can help retrain your body to walk in its natural way, thereby reducing some of the pain in your feet, legs, hips, back and neck.
Going further, recent studies have indicated that shoes are actually to blame for many of the foot ailments that leave up to 75% of Americans with foot pain each year.
Health issues like bunions, corns, calluses, fissures, hammertoes and more can be reduced or completely avoided with less shoe wear.
4. It Influences The Brain and Develops Better Senses:
High number of people who do not frequently walk barefoot fear that kicking off their shoes and letting their feet touch the ground will be painful and possibly dangerous.
However, research have shown that people who frequently walk barefoot have stronger feet and are actually more in tune with their surroundings and less likely to step on broken glass and other sharp objects than people who are used to wearing shoes.
This is simply because people who walk barefoot tend to be more alert, aware and present in the moment than their shoe-wearing counterparts.
5. It Improves Blood Cell Function And Can Help Decrease Heart Disease:
Scientific research has discovered that earthing helps reduce the surface charge of red blood cells, a change that leads to decreased blood viscosity.
Considering high blood viscosity is a significant factor in heart disease, earthing may have the ability to dramatically impact diagnoses rates of the health condition.
In addition to the above, earthing has been said to help regulate hormones and lessen menstral symptoms.
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