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15 Benefits of Walking Barefoot!

Did you ever think that how fresh your legs would feel if you walk without wearing any footwears? Read these 15 benefits and let your feet thank you!

We can’t deny the presence of electrical charges in our body and thus so, it makes the conduction of the electricity to the body as possible. We’re producing the positive charge regularly and the earth maintains the negative charge along with the free radicals to balance the charges. The negative potential of the earth is responsible for stabilizing our internal bioelectrical environment to pursue the internal functions smoothly.

Due to the trendy footwear obsession and recent pedicure maintenance, we hesitate to kick off our shoes and walk on the ground. But by covering our soles of the foot, we’re limiting the elimination of the free radicals and charge of the body, which can produce a hindrance in our physiological processes of the body. Perhaps, you should try to walk on the ground around 30 minutes rather early in the morning or evening to donate the toxins to the earth.

Do you remember the last time when you walked on the ground with barefoot? Earthing or grounding is the terminology that we usually use for the barefoot walk. Most people opt for the barefoot walk when they need to relax and calm themselves but along with these benefits, we can’t neglect the associated benefits of it.  So, here we’re discussing the most common advantages of the barefoot walk on your overall health.

1. Improves the balance

Balancing barefoot


When our soles of the foot come in contact with the ground, our vestibular system (balance & coordination system) stimulates; thus, our balance is improved and the loop of the neural circuits remapped.

In the older age, we lose our balance and coordination more rapidly due to the inevitable degeneration in the neurons of our brain. So, if you’re walking barefoot on the grass, the potential signals sent from the receptors of the soles empower your neural circuits.

2. Promotes the greater pooling of blood in your soles

people walking barefoot


Your foot should have the sufficient blood supply for not compromising the mobility. As the principle of gravity that this force pulls everything towards the ground but our blood faces more resistance circulating down in our soles. So, to counter affect this force, we should keep walking without our shoes on the floor.

3. Reduces the heart disease risk



When the greater amount is supplied in all over the body, it reduces the chances of blood clot development; thus, the blood flow will be maintained and the chances of the coronary artery disease will automatically lessen.

A study also suggested that the Earthing or barefoot walking optimizes the surface charge of the red blood cells, thus it prevents the blood thickness. If the viscosity of the blood is very high, you’re more prone to develop any heart disease. So, walking is the appropriate option as compare to staying in the hospital due to any cardiac emergency.

4. Strengthen the muscles and bones

running without shoes


As walking barefoot increases the venous return, it also makes our muscles and bones strengthen. It also improves the flexibility of your muscles; thus, you can also prevent your muscle to undergo the process of the muscle atrophy.

Not only your leg muscles strengthen; yet, it’ll also boost the flexibility of your back muscles. The calcium of the bone is also improved and if you’re walking in the presence of sunlight then it is also amplifying the vitamin D as well.

5. Prevents foot abnormalities



Due to leading the inactive lifestyle, the blood supply to the foot is compromised and it increases the chances of getting affected from the bunion, plantar fasciitis, and hammer toes, which affect badly on your mobility. So, walking without the shoes is the best way to keep you away from many conditions.

6. Enhances correct posture

wrong posture


Faulty posture is one of the leading causes of the disability at work like if you’re sitting in a hunching posture, it’ll produce the back pain for sure. If the normal alignment of your body disturbs with respect to the center of the gravity, it’ll start a series of structural and functional problems.

7. Taper down the blood pressures



Increased blood pressure leads to many life-threatening conditions, including stroke, arrhythmias, and kidney failure. So, you should try to keep your blood pressure normal.

Some studies supported the fact that when you walk with the barefoot, the nerve endings in your soles activates and reports straight to the fight & flight system (parasympathetic system); consequently, it reduces your elevated blood pressure. Well, reduce the risks of becoming the victim of any lethal condition by maintaining your blood pressure.

8. Decrease inflammation



Rather it is the Alzheimer’s disease or any cardiovascular impairment, walking barefoot has shown tremendous results on reducing the inflammation of your foot. If the inflammation is managed, the healing process will eventually become faster; thus driving you towards the faster recovery.

So, it’s not a bad idea of walking barefoot when your foot is extremely swollen. But make sure that you’re not walking too much because it can leave a bad impact on your inflamed foot.

9. Strengthens the immune system



Though, you’re away from the various infections due to your intact immune system but it should be strengthened as well to fight with the different microorganisms.

Surprisingly, the soles of the foot are supplied with the numerous sensory receptors and nerve endings, which send the positive vibes to our brain for making our immune system more powerful and prepared for attacking on any foreign body. Hence, you should opt for the barefoot walk to raise the level of your immunity.

10. Relieves stress



The first stage of the depression is highly related to taking the excessive stress. When you walk barefoot on the grass, it soothes and calms your mind. For relieving the stress, you should try to walk on the grass, with the fresh air and warm sunlight early in the morning.

When you implement this method, you’ll feel more relaxed throughout the day and can focus on your work more properly. However, evening walks with barefoot can de-clutter your mind and make you more attentive towards your work.

11. Eliminates headache



Taking too much stress progresses towards a severe headache and this can become worse by the time. So, how can Earthing eliminate a headache? Well, besides with the stress-induced-headache, one of the major causes of suffering from a headache is that we’re continuously exposed towards the different radiation around us, which eventually give rise to a headache, especially migraine.

Since, the barefoot walking is also related to the reduction in the free radicals in the body, it favors the headache elimination.  Thus, it’ll also keep you away from the uptake of unnecessary painkillers.

12. Makes you more energetic



When the stress is relieved, your mind relaxed and it makes you more attentive and energetic while performing your daily activities either it is related to your office tasks or household chores. Thus, it’ll lead towards the improvement in your performance and it’ll open the doors of opportunity for stepping towards the absolute success. So, get rid of this laziness by walking with the barefoot on the grass.

13. Boosts eyesight



Fortunately, we’re blessed with the eyes to get connected with the world’s different color and happenings.

Though, our eyesight can be boosted with the help of the variety of the minerals and vitamins contained in the food but we can also improve it through activating the pressure points for our eyes, which are located in the first, second and third toes. And it can only happen when you walk without any slippers or socks on the floor.

14. Aids in sleeping



Due to the lack of sleep, we can’t even pursue to day-to-day activities, which makes us lethargic and fatigued. Sleep is not only regulating our mood and energy; in fact, it also has the potential effect on our vital organs function. Barefoot walking stabilize the circadian rhythm of our body by which, we have a better sleep at night.

A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine confirmed that the people who do the barefoot walking on a regular basis have a full sleep as compared to those who don’t include this walking in their daily routine.

15. Neutralizes the electrical charge



Free radicals can increase the toxins in our body, resulting in the cells destruction. So, where these free radicals come from? We’re continuously exposed to radiations, cigarettes, Trans fat etc, which increases the toxicity.


So, for countering the toxicity levels, the body needs to deplete the electrons out and the earth has the potential to absorb the electrons when the soles of the foot are in contact with the floor. In one study, it is confirmed that the walking barefoot on the ground transfers the electrons, leaving the positive physiological impact on your body.

So, take at least 30-45 minutes from your extremely busy schedule to get closer to nature and letting it influence positively on your health.

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