Interesting Benefits of Walking Barefoot

The condition of your feet can impact your body in many different ways. Learn more about the benefits of walking barefoot!

DATA: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966636215004993

0:00 Introduction: My experience with flat feet
1:20 Understanding feet 
1:44 The problem with shoes
4:47 Action steps 
5:20 Benefits of walking barefoot 
6:09 Check out my video on plantar fasciitis!

Let’s talk about your feet. I used to have flat feet and was given arch supports, but they only made me dependent on the supports. I actually felt better when I stopped using them. 

Shoes are also very unnatural. Compressing the toes into pointed shoes, for example, can create problems with your gait, balance, muscles, and knees.

Because you spend the majority of your day in shoes, it’s crucial to wear very comfortable shoes. 

Shoes can increase your risk of:
• Knee pain 
• Low back pain 
• Reduced range of motion
• Increased temperature of the feet 
• Knee adduction 
• A stiff Achilles tendon 
• Reduced circulation 
• Shortened calf length 

Start looking for shoes that have less of a heel and are closer to the ground. They should also provide more space for your toes to help increase your stability. 

A fantastic therapeutic exercise for your feet is walking barefoot on grass and sand. At first, your feet will feel tired, but they will get stronger over time. 

Benefits of walking barefoot:
1. A chance for your toes to spread 
2. More communication between your feet and the ground
3. A decreased load on your joints
4. An increased range of motion 
5. Increased stability and balance 

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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps explain the benefits of walking barefoot. I’ll see you in the next video!

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