4 Reasons Why Earthing Is a Must for a Healthy Lifestyle
2018 Sep 27 | by janndel
It’s been said that one of the best and most pleasant ways to soak up the earth’s healing energy is a barefoot stroll on the beach or to relax on the grass in your backyard. This is called earthing.
The body is mostly water and minerals. The free electrons on the surface of the Earth are easily transferred to the human body as long as there is direct contact. Unfortunately, synthetically-soled shoes act as insulators so that even when we are outside we do not connect with the Earth’s electric field. Thus, the best opportunity to gain the many benefits of Earthing is to sleep grounded.
Essentially, when you ground yourself, being able to be in touch and in tune with nature makes the entire body readjust to a new level of functioning. Therefore, it is only natural for earthing to give us immense health benefits.
Here are some health benefits you can get from earthing:
1. Earthing or grounding helps regulate sleep patterns by improving the levels of cortisol, a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisol levels are usually low at night to help us sleep better and high in the morning to help us be awake and refreshed. Disturbed cortisol levels can keep us awake at night and drowsy through the daytime. Earthing can help correct this imbalance.
2. We all face excessive amounts of mental stress from time to time. Earthing is very likely to help reduce stress levels immensely. It’s because earthing has a positive effect on the electrical activity of the brain, muscles, autonomic nervous system, and blood circulation. This positive effect reduces tension and stress.
3. Overworked muscles are some other common causes of aches and pains. Inflammation is one of the leading causes of pain, mainly because most medical illnesses associated with pain have some underlying inflammation in them. According to a study, 60 subjects documented a marked lowering of pain after earthing, so earthing is great for pain management.
4. When we connect our bodies to the earth’s natural, electrical energy, we flood our bodies with free electrons which nullify free radicals. Therefore, earthing can be a potent source of antioxidants. The Earth’s surface has plenty of free electrons that are constantly replenished through the moving wind, water, and sunlight. These will battle the free radicals that are known to cause ageing and cancer.
Therefore, if you’re tackling a health problem, a convenient way to get healthy is to get a good dose of earthing.