Yesterday a neighbor in the resident association group forwarded an article by Dr. Isaac Eliaz on the benefits of walking barefoot.
We are all used to the comfort of wearing fancy footwear, made mostly of synthetic materials and thus lose a natural connection with earth. The situation with apartment residents are even more severe.
I remembered the days when we used to run on people layered clear water river after fish to catch them with bare hands. And now I can’t even get into the river without a footwear as my feet are made tender without any exposure to natural elements.
Dr. Isaac highlights some remarkable benefits of walking barefoot such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.
“Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (meaning: any natural surface). So we’ll have to get off the sidewalk. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge, and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact with it.”
The neighbor suggested making a sidewalk in our residential complex which is a great idea. A stretch, adjacent to the cemented on with grass, sand and even pebbles then would be a luxury for the residents to connect to earth and derive the benefits.