Walking barefoot outside has some great health benefits, as long as you follow safety precautions and moderation. But this does not mean that you have to be going outside barefooted always, but doing it once a while can be helpful to your health.
Below are the health benefits of walking barefoot outside
Decrease Anxiety & Depression.
Walking barefoot outside especially in the grass can help decrease anxiety and depression by 62 percent, and increases the level of those feel-good endorphins.
IT CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reports that people who had been exposed and allowed to walk barefooted on the ground had a better night’s sleep compared with those who did not walk barefoot.
WALKING BAREFOOT STRENGTHENS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
Researchers have found out that walking barefoot can decrease white blood cell count and increase red blood cell count, symbolizing a positive immune response.
May Help Heal Chronic Pain
The effects of walking barefoot could relieve pain levels. Some research shows that pain could be reduced by walking barefoot because it alters the numbers of circulating neutrophils and lymphocytes.
Another study shows that walking barefoot can lead to the rapid resolution of painful chronic inflammation. It could even prevent the signs of inflammation following heat, swelling, and pain.
REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE.
According to a study, walking without a shoe increases the surface charge of red blood cells. This results in the reduction of clumping in the cells, which therefore decreases blood thickness. High viscosity is observed to have a link to the risk factor in heart disease, therefore, waking barefooted can reduce the risk of heart disease.
DECREASE THE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY AND STRESS.
Going outside, can help regulate emotions and balance the nervous system, but letting your body especially your
foot come in contact with the soil directly can help decrease anxiety and stress.
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HELP LOOSEN TENSE MUSCLES AND EVEN ELIMINATE HEADACHES.
A study found that earthing(walking barefoot) can prevent delayed onset muscle soreness from occurring after
engaging in physical exercises, it can also lighten headaches as well.
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