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Walk Barefoot in the Grass

Walk Barefoot in the Grass

04 Sep 2022 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read

Before long, that beautiful green grass you see in your yard or local park will become a less appealing shade of pale yellow. Today, on Sunday Funday, we encourage you to kick off your shoes and walk barefoot on the grass. And it's more than just fun, it is good for your health.

Walking barefoot on grass offers surprising health benefits. When we walk barefoot our skin meets 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 improves eyesight. Not only this, but there are also many health benefits to your body if you take a stroll, barefoot, on grass.

Here's more according to a 2018 article in the Washington Post:

'One reason direct physical contact with the ground might have beneficial physiological effects is the earth’s surface has a negative charge and is constantly generating electrons that could neutralize free radicals, acting as antioxidants. You may think of antioxidants as coming from food, and indeed a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and other foods that provide beta-carotene, selenium, lutein, lycopene and vitamins A, C and E helps prevent cellular damage from free radicals. Still, it is interesting that we may be able to get them directly from the earth, too.'

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