Reap the health benefits of connecting with the Earth's surface.
By now almost everyone’s heard of free radicals and the need for antoxidants to counter these pesky health wreckers. That’s why entire cookbooks are dedicated to cooking with kale and powerful detoxifying smoothie recipes. Blueberry-Brussels sprouts frappé, anyone?
Well, there may be another way to get those unpaired electrons stabilized without the use of a blender. Take off your socks and go a walk in nature. Grounding or earthing is the practice of coming into sustained contact with the natural world with the intention of neutralizing free radicals or turning your unhealthy positive charge into a neutral one.
Free radicals are known to damage cells thereby causing cancer, inflammation and other diseases. Science tells us that spending time in nature offers all kinds of health benefits from better sleep to lower stress to reduced pain.
Science tells us that spending time in nature offers all kinds of health benefits from better sleep to lower stress to reduced pain.
The Earth’s surface maintains a negative charge churning out electrons that will neutralize your free radicals. All you have to do to access these available electrons is get back to nature.
Earthing is so simple you already know how to do it. Remove your shoes and take a walk on the grass, the sand, or a pebbled beach. In fact, any skin contact with nature’s energy will bring you the benefits of grounding. Go for a swim, catch a wave, or just float in a lake. Hug a tree, work in your garden, or build a sandcastle. Try outdoor yoga or meditation. Just be with Nature. You’ll not only feel better but may come to appreciate how Nature enriches our lives in countless ways when we take the time to connect.