Remarkable Benefits of Walking Barefoot👣 That Will Surprise You👣 ...

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You know that scene in Pretty Woman where Vivian (Julia Roberts) persuades Edward (Richard Gere) to take off his shoes and socks to walk barefoot in the grass?

Well, Vivian was onto something.

Apart from it feeling good to scrunch hot toes in cool grass, there are other benefits of walking barefoot.

1. Near Perfect Posture

One of the greatest benefits of walking barefoot has got to be an almost perfect posture.

Walk barefoot for a week and before you know it, you'll sit and stand as straight as a Royal Guardsman on parade outside Buckingham Palace.

2. Feeling Connected and Grounded

Feel the energy from wiggling your toes freely, from being able to rock back and forth on the balls of your feet or your heels.3

A feeling of connectedness and being grounded should suffuse you after a short period of walking barefoot.

3. Gaining Better Balance

Other benefits of walking barefoot include gaining a better balance because you have a full grip with all your toes the moment you step out of your stilettos.

Wearing high heels gives you the feeling of permanently walking into strong gusts of wind, leaning forward to balance your body and keeping it from falling over.

In exercise and yoga classes, you'll find that being barefoot allows you to tackle more poses and remain stable.

4. Reducing Stress

Being stressed makes us feel as if we have lost control of our lives.2

It impacts on other people, makes them uncomfortable in our presence.

Take off your shoes, and just like Hollywood A-lister Bruce Willis' famous incarnation, the New York cop who fights a whole skyscraper full of terrorists single-handedly, you'll discover that wiggling your toes freely and embedding them in the carpet is an instant antidote to stress.

5. Improving Foot Strength

Another benefit of walking barefoot is that it improves the strength of feet and toes over time.

You should see and feel results after the first 6 months of your "barefoot in the park" experience.

Consistently wearing high heels, where toes have to remain curled up in cramped conditions for 8 hours or more, eventually deforms toes and makes walking painful and tiring.

Walking barefoot every so often turns toes long and flexible, with appropriate space between each toe, rather than all of them being squashed together.

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