Walking Barefoot Is Not Just for Kids
By Tom Herrin
Lots of times, when we think of walking barefoot, we think of kids. It seems that they run around barefoot a good bit of the time. We did as well, but as we got older, we probably became what we thought was too old for it. It was more likely that we spent more time looking for the right shoes to wear. Of course, shoes have a solid place, too, but there may be more benefit to walking barefoot than we may realize. One thing is for sure, and that is there cannot be anything less expensive to try doing to boost our health.
Walking Barefoot May Be Good for the Heart
The notion that walking barefoot may do anything to help the heart may seem a bit strange, but there is some merit to the idea. Apparently walking barefoot, which is considered earthing, may increase the charge that affects red blood cells. This may help to prevent them from clumping. This clumping can be dangerous as it causes the effect of thickening of the blood making it more difficult for the heart to move it. Of course, this may increase pressure. If we can lower blood pressure and keep blood flowing more freely, we will have fewer problems.
Those Who Walk Barefoot May Have Less Tension and Fewer Headaches
Anyone who has suffered from migraines knows only too well that it is often difficult to identify the cause. Some studies have concluded that excess exposure to radiation may be a cause. Walking barefoot may help to ground the body and reduce those well-known free radicals. This may help to provide an overall better feeling of health and well-being. Many who have had migraines may be more than willing to try anything that promises any kind of relief.
Back to Basics
Anytime we think about returning to something that we may think of as basics, it is probably something we did as kids. If we think back to what we did then, walking barefoot may have some fond memories for us. There was always something about walking around feeling the grass under my feet that felt good. It is possible that it was doing more good for my health than I was ever aware. If that was the case, what is wrong with doing it again now?
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