Our daily routines are filled with tasks, responsibilities, and more! Most of us rarely make time for ourselves. If you are going to add one thing to your self-care routine, this should be it.
It’s called ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing.’ If you haven’t heard of it, after this, you are going to be doing whatever you can to do it!
Grounding: “Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth’s electrons from the ground into the body.” (Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons from the US National Library of Medicine)
Simply put, you can enact grounding when you simply take off your shoes and sync your feet into sand, grass, or dirt. If you live in colder climates, grounding mats are actually a thing! There’s also shoes, sheets, and other grounding materials that do the job.
Okay, okay… So what are the benefits?
Grounding normalizes cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone in the body. Stress reduction is imperative to managing your health in all areas. Earthing is an inexpensive way to do so and it really works!
Neutralizes Free Radicals
An abundance of free radicals in our system can cause tremendous damage to our health. Grounding helps fight against these forces in our system.
Supports the Immune System
While the earth does the work for your body to rid it of positively charged free radicals, it allows your immune system to relax.
When the free electrons are neutralized by the earth, it decreases inflammation in the body.
There are many more benefits to reconnect with the earth and ground yourself. Not only does it immediately benefit your mood, but you can also help your body heal and rid it of toxins.