Walk Barefoot for 5 Mins a Day, See What Happens to Your Body

Walk Barefoot for 5 Mins a Day, See What Happens to Your Body

Hey, why don’t you take your shoes off and
stay a while? You won’t regret it! No, seriously, there’s this new thing going
around called “grounding” or “earthing” but in everyday terms, it just means going
barefoot on a regular basis. And it apparently has a ton of surprising
health benefits – check it out! #1. You’ll have better balance
Without your shoes, you might feel a little weird and wobbly at first. And that’s because we’re all used to walking
on the flattened surface of our soles. But with time, you’ll get accustomed to
feeling the little dips and rises in the Earth’s terrain. Your feet will adjust, bringing in help from
your brain and inner ear to keep you balanced on this new unfamiliar ground! #2. More muscle definition
While your brain and inner ear are working to improve your balance, they’ll recruit
your leg muscles to keep you from falling over. So as soon as your foot feels a dip in the
ground, your muscles will react to keep your center of weight from shifting. If you go on regular barefoot walks, you should
see some nice muscle definition. That, and… #3. You can lose some weight. Even just getting up off the couch and moving
around means you’ll be burning calories. So even if you’re trying the earthing trend
to get in on some of these other health benefits, a lower number on the scale may surprise you! #4. You won’t get sick as often. There’s a reason kids are encouraged to
go outside and play in the yard barefoot. Going without shoes naturally boosts your
immune system. You get exposed to those little microbes and
stuff, and build immunity to them. Not to mention, if you’re out in the sun
for a few minutes a day, you’re getting your daily dose of vitamin D, which is crucial
for immune support. Get ready because you could see yourself taking
fewer sick days throughout the year! #5. Faster healing. If someone is injured or recovering from surgery,
doctors try to get them to walk as much as possible. That’s not without reason: walking helps
them heal faster. The long-term benefits are worth the initial
discomfort they may experience. This is an added perk of boosting your immune
system by taking daily barefoot strolls outside – even if you’re just hoping that pimple
on your chin will go away faster! #6. You’ll have better posture. Hey, are you slouching over and looking down
at your phone as you’re watching this video right now? Yeah, you, me, and everybody else currently. When people spend so much of their day looking
down at their screens, their backs begin to naturally hunch forward. Walking without your sneakers will help troubleshoot
this problem, as well as soothe back and shoulder muscles. Doing this once a day means improved posture
over time. #7. The perks of stress relief. The next time you’re feeling stressed, take
a break and take a hike! The stimulation of the nerve-endings on the
bottoms of your feet help lower your stress levels, which will then reduce blood pressure. Having regularly controlled blood pressure
means you’re less likely to have heart or cardiovascular issues! #8. No more sleep troubles. A study was done with a group of people that
had trouble falling and staying asleep. They slept on grounding sheets for a period
of 8 weeks. At the end of the trial, 11 of the 12 participants
shared that they fell asleep much faster, and they all woke up fewer times throughout
the night. Not that you must get those fancy “grounding”
sheets for your bed – going for a daily barefoot stroll will be enough. And with better sleep comes… #9. More energy
When runners cross-train for events, they often up the ante by running on sand. This challenges their bodies, builds their
stamina, and helps them use distinct muscles. It’s the same when walking barefoot. If you can take your shoe-free stroll on some
sand, then go for it! Your body will adjust to the new challenge,
so your energy will increase, giving you more productivity throughout the day. #10. Mental clarity ( I could use that!) Going barefoot makes you more aware of how
and where you step. You get more “in tune” with both nature
and your body. Advocates of “grounding” explain that
the Earth is charged with negative ions that produce positive effects in our bodies, some
of which include mental clarity and improved concentration. That, and all the other things on this list! #11. You’ll build resistance and strength. It might seem like a kinda useless perk to
get in on, but if you can toughen up your feet, it can come in handy! Ever had your dog dart out the door as you
open it for the delivery guy? Unless you’re strolling around your house
in your shoes, you must bolt after that fluffy little escapee in your bare feet! Hey, it’s happened to me, and I was “Oh,
Ah, and Ouch”-ing the whole time I chased Riley around the yard! #12. It stimulates your whole body. Ok, a lot of these health benefits have one
thing in common: nerve stimulation. Going barefoot is like a free acupressure
sesh! You know, acupressure: the practice of massaging
certain points on your body for improved overall health. As for the bottom of your feet, they have
points that correspond to specific organs. If you walk on them outside, it invigorates
different systems throughout your body. This lowers your risk of developing certain
diseases, like arthritis, heart problems, and lung issues. Not to mention… #13… (well I’ll mention it) Your vision
will improve. Certain pressure points in your feet are directly
connected to the nerves in your eyes. Morning walks can help with clarity of vision,
figuratively and literally! Studies also show that walks in the early
part of the day help get the blood flowing and increase your alertness for hours. #14. No more chronic pain. There are fewer things more difficult to live
with than chronic pain. People with these ailments often grow discouraged,
wondering if they’ll ever find relief. Electrons in the Earth’s surface help the
oxygen levels in our bodies naturally go up, thereby reducing the discomfort. If you’ve tried everything to no avail,
it might be time to get up close and personal with your grass. Yes, sign me up on all of that! Alright, great, so here’s… How to get started: – To begin your new “grounding” lifestyle,
pick a setting. In order to feel closer to the Earth, it’s
helpful to begin on surfaces like grass, soil, sand, and turf. If you don’t have immediate access to natural
surfaces, try looking up trails or stadiums with turf in your area. Parks are a good idea too, but only if they’re
clean. You never know if someone broke some glass
or forgot to clean up after their pooch. Ew! Once you find a nice clean place, take off
your shoes, and enjoy the good stuff nature has to offer! – If you’re a little hesitant about going
full on bare-bottomed (I mean your feet!), you can try “Five Finger” shoes (or “minimalist”
shoes). They were originally created for sports like
yacht racing and hiking, but they’re gaining popularity even among everyday folks. They’re sort of like gloves for your feet,
and people who’ve made the switch swear that they’ll never go back to regular footwear. They also say they’ve seen amazing physical
and mental health benefits as well! And probably plenty of curious stares and
funny remarks… – But do exercise some caution! You don’t want to go without shoes in places
like streets, roads, the gym, public showers, or the pool, because, well, obviously. Those places are crawling with potential sharp
pointy hazards, bacteria, fungi, and infections waiting to happen. And don’t assume that your bathroom floor
is okay – it’s also covered in germs! On that note, you also wanna avoid walking
on flat hard surfaces (like the tile or wood floors in your home), especially first thing
in the morning. Your feet thrive on natural and soft surfaces
instead. That’s why God made slippers. – If you have specific problems like flat
feet, then this movement probably isn’t for you. People who need arch support should stick
to specially designed shoes and inserts. Without them, the health risks are real: back
and leg pain, fatigue, arthritis, ligament inflammation. Yeah, all things that are best avoided. – Finally, remember to start small with varying
increments of time. (Dare I say, baby “steps”? I dare.) Try taking a walk outside and fully feeling
the Earth beneath your feet, beginning with 5- to 15-minute sessions. Like all new practices, it’ll take your
feet time to adjust. The last thing you want is to get injured
because you were a little overzealous! Did you love playing outside without shoes
on when you were a kid, and would you try it again now? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
this video a like and share it with a friend! But don’t go confusing your neighbors by
running around barefoot like Tarzan…just yet! We have over 2,000 cool videos for you to
check out. All you have to do is click on this left or
right video, and enjoy! Remember: Stay on the Bright Side of life!

100 Replies to “Walk Barefoot for 5 Mins a Day, See What Happens to Your Body”

  1. Well did u know u have a chance of getting a parasite go into ur leg or an egg into ur feet if u gonna walk bare foot on the dirty grass that dogs pooped on? Chances u get a splinter on ur feet. ya wat if ants go sting or bite u.

  2. Yea but my grandma is the master of blah blah blah in Cuba and she says that if I get barefoot around the house, I get little worms that drink my blood. Is that true?

  3. As a kid i was barefooted all the time until one day i was running thru the grass on way to park and hit a broken bottle. It split my foot from my big toe down to my heel. Blood was everywhere & it freaked my mom out. Went to emergency room to get stitched up and started wearing sneakers after that!

  4. The only time I wear shoes is when I have to go somewhere. Since I am retired and don’t work that pretty means all day. Does that mean if I wear shoes all day I will gain weight?😁 I need to show this to my kids as they are always telling me to put shoes on. (They are 42 and 41)

  5. I used to walk barefoot all the time as a child ( always having to spray and scrub my feet before going inside houses to not track dirt and other particulates ). I had Hawaiian friends that never wore shoes or socks, if they had to go out, they would always be in Sandals. I enjoyed being barefoot as a child, but I grew older and thus having more weight. Walking barefoot caused stress fractures that will never heal. Now I can't stand being barefoot outside. If you high high arches, get some good insoles to protect your feet! Good and informative video though!

  6. Good luck going barefoot in Florida in the summer with climate change. You will get burned. You have to walk in water or perfect grass with no sand spurs.

  7. I walk barefoot all the time when at home. I sometimes wear slippers when it gets cold but usually just barefoot.

  8. I've been going barefoot for years!and you rarely see me with shoes on unless I just have to wear them. My other half can't walk across small stones without yelping, lol!

  9. I walk barefoot daily in the morning on grass. I feel like, I am refreshed and tuned.
    Who else have the same experience????

  10. Every part of this video is fake information besides 08:58 when he actually admits that you should where shoes because that really can be negative to your health. "The health risks are real' implying the rest of the video is not 🤔
    The feet are directly connected via nerves to the eye? Even the though the brain is much closer to the eye and realistically all you need to operate in the short distance of nerves
    Does an amputee of both legs also as an immediate result go blind?

  11. Hey Bright Side.

    I Know why the World Trade Center Twin Towers Got Bad Luck, it is because the No. 11 that is Parallel Upwards "|" are kinda look a like The World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Slanted one is kinda look like the Smoke. And another one is that the No.11 is located in the center of the Triangle, it is kinda like this

    17. 19
    In the Calendar

  12. I'm in socks and shoes 99% of the time, even fresh out of the shower I put on socks, I don't even sleep without them. I'm in the anti barefoot minority

  13. I am barefoot almost all the time and my vision hasent inproved i still see every thing blury i have to use glasses to see

  14. You have two separate things going on here. It's not all Earthing or Grounding, which refers to bare feet in contact directly with the earth to benefit from the natural electricity coming from the Earth. An Earthing mat plugged into the grounding hole of your electrical outlet inside will do the same thing. Your other ideas are just regular good ideas about health, which are great to be reminded of. Earthing is only the benefits of health from the Earth's natural electricity. I have been Earthing for a year. I've noticed many improvements to sleep, blood pressure, pain, and improved thyroid function. Be careful if you are on medication. Health improvements may mean you could need less meds, so have a doctor work carefully with you.

  15. I don't mind walking barefoot but the little asian lady who does my pedicures is going to be really mad she has to work twice as hard.

  16. I like the idea, but mostly I have shoes on, only in the home do I remove them. As you said, there are sharp, pointing things & lots of germ, dog mess… so, protect you feet when needed.

  17. I live in Arizona. Scorpions, spiders and snakes are prevalent. If its not that, it’s hot concrete or lava rock. I go barefoot indoors at all times. Outside, rarely.

  18. It sounds good but your over looking one thing, the law. TV shows went off the air because too much belly buttons etc. They are trying to let person's stop hiding their nipples, now your saying to bare your feet in public? We get would arrested for indecent explorer.

  19. I've been doing this for years…..
    Also…. based on some religious beliefs (pagan/ wiccan) already do this cuz it also helps relax b4 childbirth…

  20. When I try to walk bare feet on hard concrete road or either on white marble…..I be like…5:16…!!!
    isn't that Real !!!

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