Gardening barefoot is one of the life’s simple joys. Feeling the earth under your toes is good for the mind and the body. Spending time in the dirt sans shoes and socks has been shown to correct gait, improve posture, strengthen the lower body, ease strain on joints, and reduce other common pains and ailments.
- Each foot contains up to 200,000 nerve endings.1 The soles of your feet are sensory organs and they’re designed to touch the ground.
- By planting “steppable” plants designed for foot traffic and using sole-friendly landscaping materials, you can get a daily foot workout and massage.
- McKeon explains that routinely shedding footwear reintroduces the loop, improves balance and posture, and prevents shin splints, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and other injuries.
“”By planting “steppable” plants designed for foot traffic and using sole-friendly landscaping materials, you can get a daily foot workout and massage.””