Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Barefoot Benefits

Go ahead, kick off your shoes. Provocative new research suggests
that a practice called earthing- walking around barefoot or putting
any body part in direct contact with the ground- may decrease pain
and improve heart health. "You're absorbing the earth's negatively
charged electrons," says Stephen Sinatra, MD, earthing researcher
and cardiologist. "They act similarly to antioxidants, balancing out
positive free radicals that contribute to inflammation." Just 20 minutes
of earthing eases pain and inflammation; 40 minutes begins to reduce
blood viscosity- thick blood may lead to heart attacks and strokes
in vulnerable people, suggests Dr. Sinatra's research. To enjoy these
benefits, go shoeless in your garden or wiggle your toes in the sand.
-Prevention Magazine, August 2013