Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Health benefits and effects of walking barefoot

When you go to the seaside and walk on cool sand of bay with barefoot or when you walk on grass with barefoot; at that time you will feel so much relaxing and stress free. This is because you will get direct contact with the mother Earth, and it makes you feel very good both mentally and physically. Walking with barefoot on any natural surface is called “Grounding or Earthing,” and it gives you many benefits to improve your overall health. Due to our improved high profile lifestyle, we rarely go barefoot or we get fewer chances to walk barefoot for a while in today’s fast forward lifestyle. But you will certainly take out some time daily to walk barefoot; once you know how many special benefits you get by walking barefoot. So, let's get familiar with benefits of the barefoot walking.

Health benefits and effects of walking barefoot
What happens when you walk barefoot on natural Earth surface?

Human body is a good conductor of electricity and it regularly produces the positive charges that are used in the oxidation process. Earth is electrically conductive and produces free electrons. So, whenever any person walks with barefoot on sand or grass, direct contact between Earth’s surface and person’s foot skin occurs. It leads to transfer of electric positive and negative charges. This transfer of electric charges will help us to maintain the level of positive charges. “Kidney 1” is connected to all of the acupuncture meridians and fundamentally connects to every nook and cranny of our body that acts as a main point of our feet from where electric charges get transferred.

Health benefits and effects of walking barefoot :

Ultimate Antioxidant:

When you put your bare feet on dirt, grass and sand, specially when it is humid or wet; at that time free electron enriched Earth will exchange electrons with human body and benefits our most important electronic sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to improve its working. Grounding also helps to advance the functioning of immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes. That is why it is less costly antioxidant.


It is noticed that walking with barefoot helps to reduce the pain caused by different chronic diseases. If you regularly walk with barefoot for half an hour; it will give you relief from the pain caused by the muscle pain, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and several other chronic pain disorders. Due to transfer of negative and positive electrons, it reduces the inflammation of muscles and makes you free from pain.

Prevent diffusion of +ve charge in RBC:

Human body has an in-built defense system to kill foreign bacteria using the ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species), which are positive charges. ROS are highly reactive biochemical compound and if they are not neutralized when they produce excessively, then it might damage healthy tissue. So, Earthing is very much beneficial to neutralize ROS and prevent the damage of healthy tissues.

Induce deep sleep:

Sleep is really important for our health and mind as deep sleep will help to energize both body and mind. One of the sleep problems insomnia in which you can’t sleep though you want to sleep; as per our ancestors, walking with barefoot is the best remedy without any side effects to cure insomnia. Earthing will also induce deep sleep.

Improves blood circulation:

Walking barefoot will help to improve the blood circulation. Due to bare feet walking, muscles of legs and feet will help to pump back blood from legs to heart, and it also help to balance the blood pressure.

Preventing athlete’s foot:

Nowadays we usually wear shoes for about 7 to 8 hours and it make our feet skin and nails wet for long duration that invites dermatophytes and it will cause ring worm, etc. Grounding helps your feet skin to stay in fresh air for a while and reduce the chances of infections.

Free Foot yoga:

Once you start walking barefoot regularly, it will strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet, ankles and calves. It also increases the elasticity of feet muscles. It induces the proper growth of feet muscles and bones by avoiding Deformed Toes. It also reduces the chances of arthritis in old age if you start walking for only 15 minutes daily in your young age.

Decrease Anxiety & Depression:

When you start walking with your barefoot, you get some time for yourself and your stress level will reduce naturally. People who are walking with bare feet daily for few minutes are feeling 62% less anxiety and depression. It will increase the secretion of group of hormones in brain and nervous system to increase working ability.

Reduce stress level:

When any person walks with barefoot, it directly gets connected to mother Earth. You will be more connected to nature to feel fresh air, to feel sunshine on your face. This nature connection will totally reduce your stress and make you feel good.

Other benefits:
  • Earthing helps to fight Varicose Veins.
  • When you walk bare feet, it reduces the chances of injuries.
  • Grounding gives denser muscles on the bottom of the feet.
  • Reduce risk for osteoporosis.
  • Improves the working of nervous system and it also makes immune system stronger.
  • Increase daily energy levels.
  • Cure asthmatic and respiratory conditions.
  • It also improves fasting glucose levels among people with diabetes.
  • Walking bare feet on snow or moist lawn for few minutes will help to cure common cold.
  • It also raises young appearance by working as natural anti-aging.
  • Improves brain functioning.
  • Sharpen the memory.
  • Promote focus and awareness.
  • We have reflex points of every part of your body in our feet; that are stimulated by grounding.
Note: Do not walk with barefoot on surface where you think that it might have sharp objects to avoid any injuries.


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