The Health Benefits of Walking Barefoot

The benefits of walking barefoot on a natural surface might surprise you.

Walking, sitting, or sleeping in direct contact with the Earth, also known as “earthing” and “grounding,” allows the earth’s electrons to transmit to the human body. In doing so, the human body obtains the Earth’s healing properties. Here are the benefits of walking barefoot:

On which surfaces can you earth?

  • Sand (beach)
  • Grass
  • Bare soil
  • Concrete and brick (as long as it’s not painted or sealed)
  • Ceramic tile

The following surfaces will NOT ground you:

  • Asphalt
  • Wood
  • Rubber and plastic
  • Vinyl
  • Tar or tarmac

Over time, our bodies have increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation. This radiation, emitted from the usage and exposure of/to cell phones, televisions, radios, and other electrical appliances, negatively impacts our electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Such adverse effects on a cellular level create further health complications, including chronic inflammation, cancer, and heart disease.

Receiving an opposing (balanced) electrical charge from the Earth, though, equilibrates our bodies. This reached state of equilibrium allows us to reap health benefits such as:

  • Thinner blood
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Strengthened circulation
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Improved respiratory health
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
To read more about earthing, go here.

So, when are you going to start earthing?

About the author


Rosetta is a Manhattan-born student currently living in Paris. She loves fashion, traveling, and all things kale. She's adopted the Parisian street style, yet stayed in-touch with her New York roots; she can be spotted wearing all black with a green color pop from holding her cold-pressed juice. Her religion is coconut oil and she's married to almond butter.

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