For people in modern societies, barefoot walking is an exercise, but to the rest of the people around the world, it is a way of life.

It is quite shocking to know that only 20 percent of the present world population wears shoes.  But since man is designed to walk the earth with bare feet, barefoot walking does have a lot of health benefits.  Please read on to know them.

1. It helps you to focus on the present.

It’s hard to imagine walking in bare feet carelessly and without being mindful of your steps.  Barefoot walking helps you to focus on the present, be aware of every step and knowing what’s in front of you in the present moment.

Barefoot walking helps to silence your inner self from its chatters.

2. It helps to strengthen your legs and core.

With strong feet and legs, you are well-protected from knee injury and back pain.  This added strength also helps to give you a good posture and a perfect balance.

3. It helps to stimulate the reflex points in your feet.

Your feet are connected to all the parts of your body through reflex points.  Barefoot walking helps to stimulate these reflex points which in turn promote blood flow to the organs connected to them.  Improved circulation can actually help to keep your organs in good health.

4. It helps to relieve stress and anxiety.

Barefoot walking stimulates the pituitary gland to release endorphins, the natural pain killing hormone that also helps to provide relief from stress and anxiety.

5. It helps to relieve insomnia.

Its ability to balance the emotions and relieve stress and anxiety makes barefoot walking an effective cure for insomnia.

6. It helps to give your body a good grounding.

Being made up of 70 percent water, our bodies are great electrical conductors, and this can make us prone to stress, inflammation and other problems.

One natural way to avert these conditions is to have our bodies grounded to the earth because of its negative iconic charge, and the best way to do it is to go barefoot walking.

Barefoot walking is nature’s way of stimulating your reflex points.  It can be good for your overall health.  You can do it at the beach, on the grass, and even on your own backyard.