Barefoot & Happy

April 27, 2018 | Isa Luzarraga

What if someone told you there is a short and sweet way to decrease anxiety, improve your sleep and overall clinical well being? It would only take 10 minutes out of your day, and studies show numerous health benefits as mentioned previously. Would you try it? Maybe some might think this unconventional “medicine” I am describing is really just another bottle of pills, but this is something entirely different. This is earthing.

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, Earthing refers to the discovery of benefits including; better sleep, decreased anxiety and reduced pain, all from from walking outside. You might be wondering, what kind of voodoo magic is this? No weird potions or powders cause this amazing phenomenon. Many scientists have agreed that on the Earth’s surface are free electrons. When we walk on the ground with our bare feet, these free electrons travel into our bodies. This creates a “stable internal bioelectrical environment” inside us, otherwise known as homeostasis.

So let’s walk outside, don’t think about it too much but simply remove socks and shoes and place your foot on the free earth. Breathe in the crisp spring air, and feel the energy of the earth seep through your body. Let it energize you, rejuvenate you and give you a new sense of purpose.

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