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Grounding: The Potent Antioxidant That Few Know About... And It's Free

Running

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  • Emerging evidence suggests running shoes may alter your gait, causing you to strike the ground heel-first, increasing your collision force with the ground and increasing the risk of injury
  • Barefoot running encourages you to strike the ground with the cushioned fore-foot, which is a more natural gait
  • Humans have been running barefoot, or close to it, since the beginning of time; running shoes were only invented in the 1970s
  • Going barefoot also allows you to “ground” with the Earth and absorb negative electrons from the Earth through the soles of your feet; this grounding effect is one of the most potent antioxidants we know of and may have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body

By Dr. Mercola

While still in the vast minority, an increasing number of people are joining the barefoot running trend, throwing their shoes to the wind and letting their feet run free, literally.


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