We’ve all heard that in order to reduce stress, we should “reconnect with nature.” However, science suggests that we may not be taking this advice literally enough.
The practice of “earthing” involves physically connecting to nature, from walking barefoot through the woods to lying in the grass. The practice allows electrons on the earth’s surface to flow through the body. Sound silly? A study in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health found earthing to provide “intriguing physiological changes” leading to better sleep, reduced stress and even reduced pain.
Try kicking off your shoes for a short earthing session today.
– Haley Helveston, Holistic Health with Haley