We walk, jog or run with slippers or shoes on and this is our second nature, as we walked barefoot in the beginning of the civilisation or early period. Walking barefoot is termed as grounding or earthing and is the first nature. Here are several reasons to walk barefoot:
- Improves your eyesight
Most of the doctors suggest their eye patients walk barefoot on the grass early in the morning. Walking on the grass in the morning activates several pressure points in our feet and this improves our eyesight.
- Enhance your immunity
Walking barefoot enhances your immunity. To walk without having shoes or slippers on activates several sensory nerve endings and receptors of our foot sole and it enables the foot sole to send positive vibes to the body. This makes our body fight several diseases and hence, strengthens the immune system.
- Keep you away from heart diseases
Good blood circulation reduces the chances of blood clotting and heart diseases. Walking barefoot keeps the red blood cells of your body charged and prevents the blood become thick.
- Strengthens bones and muscles
The venous return (the rate of the blood flow back to the heart) gets increased with walking barefoot. It makes your muscles and bones stronger. Walking barefoot in the sun improves your bone calcium. You need to do it when sun rays are not harmful, especially early in the morning or in the evening.
- Support blood circulation
Like the principle of gravity, blood circulates well in our soles. Walking barefoot works as a counter effect and this improves the blood circulation in the entire body.
- Make your sense stronger
You know we are more aware and alert to watch the place where we are walking when we walk barefoot. We do it so that our feet have no harm. This alerts the mind and enhances our senses. It happens, as the experience of natural sensory makes our sense stronger. Having the shoes or slippers on prohibits us to have such an experience. Therefore start walking barefoot.
- Solve sleeping problems
Walking barefoot makes our body release position ions and receives negative ions. The negative ions are natural anti-depressants and help us improve sleep quality. Get started to walk barefoot for having sound sleep at night.Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.