Surprising Health Benefits Of Walking Barefoot On Grass
This article has been reproduced from herzindagi.com
Fresh grass, warm sunlight, and beautiful natural surroundings can make anyone shun their footwear and enjoy walking barefoot. It turns out, walking barefoot on grass has its share of benefits as well. When we walk barefoot our skin comes in contact with the earth directly and the negative ions present in the earth can help balance the positive ions in our body creating a balance that improves our health in many ways. While walking barefoot on grass, the pressure on your feet gets activated and gives your body energy as well as improves your health. Experts recommend walking barefoot on grass early in the morning as it boosts immunity and also improves eyesight. Not only this, there are many health benefits to your body if you take a stroll, barefoot, on grass.
Reduction In Pain And Inflammation
Walking barefoot on grass is an easy and all-natural way to bring down swelling and inflammation caused by injuries. The practice stimulates an immediate catharsis to reduce overall pain levels by reducing the inflammation and thereby allowing oxygenated blood to flow more freely and efficiently throughout the body.
Insomnia Can Be Controlled
Sleeplessness, also called as insomnia, is a sleeping disorder. If you have trouble sleeping or have disturbed sleep during the night that you must surely start walking barefoot on grass. It is believed that walking barefoot on the grass can cure insomnia. The activity is known to induce a deep and restful sleep. Physical contact with the earth's surface helps reduce the levels of the stress hormone in the body and helps a person get sound sleep.
**Improves Eyesight **
There is a pressure point on our feet which is believed to be connected to the nerves of our eye. Walking barefoot in the morning on grass can stimulate this pressure point and help improve your overall eyesight. In addition, looking at the green color of the grass soothes the eyes. The morning dew on the grass is also beneficial for eye health.
**Improves Nervous System **
Walking barefoot on grass stimulates specific acupuncture points of the foot and this in turn helps stimulating our nerves and veins, thereby improving our nervous system. Pain caused by varicose veins, especially among diabetic patients, can be reduced if they regularly walk barefoot.
**Helps Menstrual and Hormonal Issues **
Imbalance of the hormones can lead to several mental and physical problems. Premenstrual syndrome in women can cause mood-swings, stomach aches, headaches, gain in weight, constipation, acne and few other symptoms. Walking barefoot on grass can help ease many of these symptoms.
**Maintains Blood Pressure **
Your stress level automatically comes down when you walk barefoot on grass as the nerves of the feet are stimulated, releasing stress. Since your stress comes down, your blood pressure also gets controlled.
Walking barefoot on grass not only strengthens your feet, ankles, cure chronic pains, inflammation, insomnia, improve nervous system, eye-sight, immune system, controls blood pressure, hormonal imbalance but also improves your posture, relieve anxiety, stress, depression, protects your body from electromagnetic fields, slows down aging and also helps in healing injuries faster. Walking barefoot can improve both your mental and physical health.
Mindbodygreen.com also has a great article on this as well.