But it is not always possible to walk barefoot as much as we might need it. Right now there is snow on the ground and I am unable to walk barefoot, nor do I like walking barefoot in a neighborhood... maybe a park, but not regularly to get much benefit.
Thankfully there is something to help us out! There are earthing products that allow us to get the benefits of walking barefoot, in the comfort of our own home.
Earthing Mat (Buy it here)
I received an earthing mat from I Love Earthing (visit their Facebook page here). Learn more about them at www.iloveearthing.com.
BENEFITS OF EARTHING INCLUDE:
- Better Sleep. When you sleep on an earthing sheet or mat, your cortisol levels at night drop, for better sleep. Pain levels decrease and higher energy levels are achieved throughout the day.
- Less Stress, Depression and Anxiety. Studies have shown that grounding and earthing can improve heart rate variability, which could have cardiovascular benefits, but also reduces stress and decrease anxiety and depression. Lower stress levels can mean fewer headaches and even recovery from adrenal fatigue.
- Better Cardiovascular Health. Earthing can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. The contact with with the earth's natural energy thins the blood and reduces inflammation, resulting in better blood pressure and blood flow.
- Reduces Inflammation. Free radicals that we are exposed to can cause inflammation. Once we are able to neutralize the free radicals through earthing, inflammation begins to subside, and this is they key to slowing or preventing many chronic diseases.