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Why ground my feet on the earth?Updated 7 months ago

Grounding, also known as earthing, refers to the practice of connecting with the Earth's surface by walking barefoot on grass, soil, sand, or other natural surfaces, or by using grounding devices that transfer the Earth's energy to the body. 

The practice works because we live on a giant battery. The surface of the earth is electrically charged and we are bioelectrical beings that run off electrons. The ‘electron transport chain’ is a critical phase in energy metabolism during which ATP - the energy currency in the body - is generated. Electrons are also needed in many other biological processes including driving our heart beat and controlling water balance (hence ‘electrolytes’). 

There is a growing body of quality scientific studies that have reported evidence of significant health improvements when the body is grounded vs. non-grounded. The speed at which grounding charges the body is instantaneous, but the longer you spend doing it, the more effective it is likely to be at improving your health. It has been shown to reduce inflammation, oxidative damagepain, stress, while improving blood flow, mood, energy levels, and sleep. What’s more, grounding, just like exposure to sunlight, has also been said to help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. This is why grounding while exposing ourselves to morning sun is a powerful combination practice. 

We love grounding because it’s so simple, feels entirely natural and innate, and is a free and easy antidote to the Global epidemic of chronic inflammatory conditions.

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