Bare Your Feet and Get Grounded!
Grounding: Another Benefit of the Great Outdoors
Would you be interested in a product that has been proven to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, and enhance well-being? Of course you would! What if I told you this product was “free” for everyone to use? Well, all it takes is the great outdoors and bare feet to tap the benefits. You see, our Earth carries a huge negative charge that is always rich in electrons. What does this mean for you? Well, if you're barefoot, it means a lot! Your body was designed to work with the earth because of the constant flow of energy between your body and Mother Earth. Because the earth is always electron-rich, it can serve as a powerful and abundant supply of antioxidant and free-radical-busting electrons. By placing your bare feet on the ground, you are able to absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles of your feet.
This simple process is called “grounding” or “earthing” and is possibly the best antioxidant known. However, when you wear rubber or plastic-soled shoes all the time, you are effectively shielding yourself from the beneficial influx of electrons from the Earth. By simply getting yourself outside and touching the earth barefoot, you are permitting the excess charge in your body to discharge into the earth. The stress inside of your body can be alleviated by just allowing a few short minutes of grounding. Walking barefoot in the great outdoors can also help to get rid of that constant attack of electromagnetic fields and other kinds of radiation from computers, Wi-Fi, and cell phones. It has even been said that grounding may actually facilitate the formation of structured water inside of your body.
Grounding can also calm your sympathetic nervous system--this important system actually helps support and regulate your heart rate variability. By supporting your heart rate variability, homeostasis (balance) is promoted in your autonomic nervous system. Any time you improve your heart rate variability, you are actually improving your entire body and all of its functions.
So, what are you waiting for? Get outside! Take off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the grass, sand, mud, and feel the release of tension while improving bodily functions!