1. It can heal negative emotions.
Walking freely without shoes reduces stress and, at the same time, gives a boost to some of our bodily systems like respiration, blood oxygenation, and pulse. This simple action also takes us back to childhood, which is translated into a positive feeling.
2. It renews the skin.
It’s crucial to allow your feet to breathe naturally and be free from the confines of footwear. This will also prevent moisture from getting stored and, in the worst cases, keep away bad odors and fungus from developing.
Tip: If you walk on dirt or sand, it will work as an exfoliator and will help you get rid of impurities more easily.
3. It boosts energy.
It’s common knowledge that there are countless nerve endings in our feet. They’re essential in some types of alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and reflexology. When you touch the ground or soil directly with your feet, you activate these terminations, resulting in an automatic energy increase.
4. It relieves pressure on the joints.
Since the beginning of time, human beings were designed to survive without shoes. When you go barefoot, your body’s mechanics adapt to it, creating a more natural alignment for your joints. This is why some sports, such as pilates or yoga, are practiced barefoot.
5. It strengthens your defenses.
“Put your shoes on, you’ll catch a cold.” You’ve probably heard your mom say this at least once. But we have some good news: going barefoot helps us to better resist colds. Since a cold ground causes the body to compensate with extra heat production, this strengthens the immune system. In fact, these hot-to-cold contrast methods are widely used to treat pain in chronic obstructive lung diseases, including asthma and anxiety.
6. It stimulates circulation.
Finally, it activates blood circulation inside your arteries and the veins in your feet. For even better circulation, we advise you to walk in cold water, wet grass, the river, or the sea. Plus, this will help reduce inflammation in your legs!
We’d like to share additional tips that you can apply, starting today, to make your feet look and feel amazing.