Are There Any Health Benefits of Going Barefoot?
Many people wear shoes with support because they believe it protects their feet. However, in most cases, nothing could be further from the truth.
There are a variety of health benefits associated with going barefoot (when possible), including the following:
· Improved posture: Without the artificial support provided by shoes, the joints of the body are able to natural re-align. This improves your posture and balance.
· Stronger feet: Shoes prohibit your feet from moving freely, thus constricting muscles and ligaments. Since this doesn’t happen when going barefoot, you’re able to strengthen your feet.
· Improved circulation: Improved circulation will improve your health in many ways. Going barefoot provides greater flexibility, thus promoting greater blood flow. This can improve leg and foot health, warm your feet during the cold months, and prevent varicose veins.
Even if you’re the type of person who is used to wearing shoes, it’s easy to make a change.
By doing so, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of a variety of health benefits.
Are you ready to make the switch today?
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.