Sweater weather is upon us, which means it’s also “tip toe in the bathroom” season. We all know that cold uncomfortable feeling way too well from walking barefooted in the bathroom floor during cold seasons. You either have to cover most of uour beautiful tile with rug, wear a flip-flop or a sock and hope you don’t step on a wet drip that sprinkled on the floor while you were showering, and now you have to decide if you walk around the house with cold wet socks or if you should get a new pair. But what if we told you it’s possible to upgrade your bathroom tile floor by adding a heat feature to it?! You might be asking yourself why would you want to spend the money doing that if you could just put some shoes on when you go use the bathroom… well, if having a comfy warm floor isn’t enough of a reason for you, here’s 7 health benefits you get from walking barefoot around the house (no matter the season):
• It can improve your nervous system by stimulating specific acupuncture points in your foot as well as your nerves and veins.
• You get stronger leg muscles, which support your lower back region.
• It releases stress levels and blood pressure by stimulating the nerves in your feet, which is pretty similar to getting a foot reflexology massage. Since your stress comes down, your blood pressure also gets stable.
• It improves your overall balance, proprioception, body awareness, which can help with pain relief and in preventing injury. When your feet are always in shoes, you are not using all of your muscles and they start to atrophy. Walking barefoot strengthens and stretches the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet.
• You can improve your posture. Traditional shoes puts your body in a pronounced pelvic tilt. Even the typical running or walking shoe has a heel of 1-2 inches. To keep from falling over, you’re forced to get your butt back and bend forward at the waist, which strains your hamstrings, low back, upper back, shoulders, and neck. By getting out of shoes and feeling the ground, the nerve endings on the bottoms of your feet tell you that we’re leaning or tilting forward which means your posture can then improve.
• It offers you better foot mechanics, which can lead to improved mechanics of your hips, knees, and core. After all, are feet weren’t made for shoes, so walking barefoot allows the muscular and skeletal system to be used in ways that nature intended.
• It maintains an appropriate range of motion in your foot and ankle joints as well as adequate strength and stability within your muscles and ligaments.
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