Getting Grounded

In New Zealand, many people choose to walk around barefoot.  At first this surprised me but then I learned about 'grounding' or 'earthing'.  This wellness practice is based on the ideas that the electrical charge in our bodies is neutralised when we get in touch with the planet.  By grounding we're accessing the planet's natural supply of antioxidants.

While more research needs to be done, studies have found that grounding can improve sleep, reduce stress and pain, and speed healing. 

Here are three ways to earth yourself.

1.  Lose your shoes
Find a patch of grass and walk barefoot.  Who doesn't love the feel of grass underfoot?

2.  Beach is best
Take a walk on the beach or go for a swim in the ocean.

3.  Sit in hot water

Take a hot bath with some Epsom salts mixed into the water.  


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