The Benefits of Barefoot Walking

Posted Mar 10, 2022 at 15:36

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Every day people ask us about what exercise they should be doing. There is a lot of rehab exercise that we recommend but there is also another one that most of us do anyways, it is just introducing a slight modification to it. I am talking about walking. Walking is perhaps the simplest and easiest exercise to get us started with our health goals. However, we can always put a little twist on it. 

Ready for some challenge and some fun? Consider barefoot walking! Also known as "earthing," this is a great way to get moving and enjoy some of the many benefits it has for your health such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep. So read on to learn more about this amazing way to improve your health!

What is earthing and how does it work?

Earthing is simply the act of walking barefoot on natural surfaces, such as grass, dirt, sand, and water. When your feet are in direct contact with the earth, free electrons are transferred from the earth to your body. These electrons help to neutralize inflammation, improve sleep, and reduce stress.

There are a few ways to get the benefits of earthing, including walking barefoot outside, using an earthing sheet or mat, and swimming in natural bodies of water.

Walking barefoot is a great way to improve your health! It also gives your nervous system a lot of interesting sensory input from your feet. Our feet are every day stuck in shoes for many hours. Since lot of our shoes are quite supportive the muscles in our feet don’t have to work as hard therefore becoming increasingly weak. It also means that our nervous system does not receive a lot of sensory input from the area. Walking barefoot on various surfaces helps to stimulate our nervous system and the muscles in our feet. 

But there are also other benefits.

The Science Behind Earthing

There is scientific evidence to support the claims that earthing has health benefits. One study found that earthing can help to reduce inflammation. Another study found that earthing may improve sleep quality and increase antioxidant levels in the body.

While more research is needed to confirm the exact mechanisms behind these benefits, there is evidence that earthing has positive effects on health.

The benefits of earthing for exercise

Walking is a great form of exercise, and earthing can make it even more beneficial. Walking barefoot on natural surfaces allows you to connect with the earth and receive its benefits.  This can help to reduce inflammation and improve sleep quality.

In addition, earthing can help to increase your energy levels and make your walk feel more enjoyable.

The benefits of earthing for health

Earthing has been shown to reduce inflammation, which can lead to pain relief. It may also help to improve sleep quality and increase antioxidant levels in the body.

All of these benefits can help you to feel better both during and after your workouts. So if you're looking for a way to increase the benefits of exercise, consider earthing!

Walking is a great form of exercise- and earthing can make it even more beneficial!

The benefits of earthing for sleep

If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, earthing may be able to help. One study found that earthing can improve sleep quality. This is likely due to the fact that earthing helps to reduce inflammation and stress levels.

Getting a good night's sleep is also essential for healing. So that’s just another reason to give it a go. 

The benefits of earthing for your body

Studies also show that further benefit of earthing is that it increases antioxidant levels in the body.  Antioxidants are important for neutralizing harmful toxins and preventing inflammation.

Inflammation can lead to a number of health problems, so it's important to reduce inflammation as much as possible. Earthing is one way to do this, and it has other benefits as well

So if you're looking for a way to improve your health, consider earthing! It's a simple and easy way to improve your overall health and well-being. You don’t have to go miles barefoot. If you are not used to it, it could actually not be the best idea for you. Start slowly by just having little walks on various natural surfaces. 

If you have spent most of your life walking with shoes on, the chances are that your intrinsic foot muscles may be weak and you may want to build some strength in these too. Not sure how to do that? Speak to a member of our team.