Where have I been this past summer?
I've been Grounding, all summer long, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Grounding (some call it Earthing) is the practice of standing or walking bare-foot, outdoors, on any of earth's natural surfaces in effort to absorb the earth's natural (negative) electrical charges. This exercise is credited for rebalancing the electrons that have accumulated in your body - due to chronic exposure to cellular and wifi radiation, as well as radiation from many other common household appliances that emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMF's), and radiation from the Sun too!
I first learned about Grounding several years ago in my Health Coach training program with Integrative Nutrition, and how beneficial it can be for stress reduction and general health improvements. Since then I have given it a try a few times here and there. But it wasn't until this past late-spring (when I learned how Grounding can help reduce the negative effects EMF radiation exposure), that I decided to make Grounding a priority and committed to doing it on a regular basis, all summer long! My hope was that my stress level and overall health status would continue to improve as I fit regular and frequent Grounding sessions into my daily schedule!
Studies have shown the benefits of Grounding can range from: reduced stress, improved sleep, relief of chronic inflammation and pain, anti-aging effects and overall improvement in wellness! Sign me up!
Did Grounding work for me? While I can't say whether or not my health status has improved, I can say that it has not declined! Most noticeably though, I can say without a doubt that Grounding on a regular basis has helped to reduce my stress levels significantly! And funny thing, even today as I write this article (Oct. 8, 2019), it actually brings my stress level down just thinking about my time spent outdoors! Grounding in the calm of nature, with earth's cool surfaces beneath my bare feet, was nothing less than peaceful, beautiful, and very, very relaxing! This whole experience has turned out to be a big Win-Win for me, in that I benefitted each time I Grounded this past summer AND I continue to benefit today - anytime I reflect on my special time spent outdoors! Who knew Grounding would have residual health benefits!
If you're considering giving Grounding a try, make sure your feet are free of cuts, blisters, scrapes, any open skin or abrasions before you start. Also, choose a Grounding surface that is relatively clean, with no animal droppings, or waste any kind on it! And find an outdoor location where you'll be surrounded by nature, and far away from any electrically powered equipment, or potential underground wires! And lastly choose an area that is safe and sturdy to stand or walk on, and one that is free of broken glass and other sharp objects.
Walk or stand barefoot, outdoors in nature, on one of earths natural conductive surfaces (grass, sand, concrete, moss, stones, gravels, rock, etc.) for a minimum of 20 minutes, in silence, alone, and without carrying any cellular or electronic devices on your body anywhere! Do this every day possible, and mornings are the best! They are the most peaceful time of the day, before the lawn mowers, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers start sounding off!
It only takes a few minutes each day (20 min. or longer) to rebalance your body's electrical energy and optimize your body's health status with Grounding! And while summer is clearly over in Michigan, we still may have a few good weeks left this fall to squeeze in several Grounding sessions before winter sets in. I truly believe even just one Grounding session will have lasting effects for you too! Just think, when in mid-January 2020 rolls around, in the thick of winter, you'll be able take a few moments to reminisce and revel as you recall the beautiful sights, peaceful sounds, and relaxing feel of your Fall 2019 grounding adventure!
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Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF's):