Benefits of Walking Barefoot
Many people walk as a hobby, and in the post-industrial age it is often enjoyed as one of the best forms of exercise. Sometimes people prefer to walk indoors using a treadmill. Walking contains a lot of health benefits. Some are mentioned here.
- Our bodies are made up of about 60 percent water, which is great for conducting electricity. The earth has a negative ionic charge. Going barefoot grounds our bodies to that charge. Negative Ions have been proven to detoxify, calm, reduce inflammation, synchronise your internal clocks, hormonal cycles and physiological rhythms. The best places to get some negative ions through your feet are by the water.
- To be barefoot outside doesn’t just involve your feet – the rest of you has to be outside too. You get to connect with Mother Nature all around. Feel the sunshine on your face; hear the wind in the trees. It’s easier to connect to a higher power when you’re in touch with Nature; it’s easier to put things into perspective.
- Walking barefoot strengthens and stretches the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet, ankles and calves. This helps prevent injury, knee strain and back problems. Not only that, but because it works muscles not used when you’re wearing shoes, it strengthens and stretches your core, helping keep your posture upright, and your balance spot on.
- There are reflex points to every part of your body in your feet. Every little bump and rock in the road helps to stimulate all these little reflex points.
- Walking barefoot in the grass can help decrease anxiety and depression by 62 percent, and increases the levels of those feel good endorphins.
- The ancients believed that walking barefoot in the grass was the best cure for insomnia, and many people still swear by it today.
- Walking also creates physical and emotional rhythms.