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Could Your Feet Lead to Better Health?

By Tom Herrin

Following something is a common way to seek anything.  If we choose to follow someone's advice, we may find ourselves with new ideas and approaches.  If we follow someone's example, we may be able to make changes in our behaviors that seem to be less difficult.  If we follow our own actions, we could well be on a path to better health in a short matter of time.  With this said, our feet may provide more than just a way to get from one place to another.  If the eyes are the windows to the soul, what are the feet?  Some have indicated that they are actually receptors, in a way, to better health, and walking barefoot is believed to have some substantial benefits to health.

Walking Barefoot May Support Better Heart Health

As we age, many of us have problems related to our heart and circulatory system.  This is generally considered to be our cardiovascular health.  Our increasing years tend to find our blood thickening and causing greater difficulty with flow.  There is some thought that walking barefoot may help to increase the surface charge of red blood cells.  This may result in less clumping and smoother blood flow.  Better flow, of course, may mean lower blood pressure as well.  This also means less stress on the heart.

Electromagnetic Fields May Be Harmful

Even though we may not be aware of it, we tend to pick up quite a bit of electromagnetic energy from our surroundings.  Coming into contact with the earth with our bare feet may be a way of grounding us and, thus, removing much of this bad energy.  This is much like grounding any kind of circuit.  Walking barefoot may be a simple way to accomplish this without any great effort to make changes.  

We May Come Full Circle

As we age, we may find ourselves making changes that are more societal that healthy.  The notion of wearing shoes most of the time is one of those things that is the acceptable way of living.  It is a standard in the workplace and other places, too.  When we were young, there is a good chance that we spent a good deal of time running around barefoot.  As we got older, we spent much more time in search of the right shoes.  I remember feeling a certain amount of freedom as a kid with those bare feet.  There may have been more to it that I realized.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.

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