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#1 DaDude

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:18

I was reading this article today and was shocked to read that walking barefoot outside is healthy:

 

http://www.mindbodyg...g-barefoot.html

 

Anyone agree with this? If so, then why don't I see many people do this? It's so rare to see anyone here in NYC barefoot that you'll get a good number of stares if you tried it.




#2 tsupersonic

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:23

What do you think our early (I mean early) ancestors did eh? :p 



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:26

I'm not familiar with that site but "drawing electrons from the earth" sounds like new age quackery to me. Like wearing magnetic bracelets.

 

I'll keep my shoes I think, walking on broken glass and other sharp and possibly contaminated objects isn't my idea of healthy.  :laugh:



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:27

I mean, it isn't the smartest thing to do.. but.. i did it all the time as a kid.. like in the woods and stuff lol



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:28

What do you think our early (I mean early) ancestors did eh? :p

They didn't have rusty nails or glass to step on, for starters ;)



#6 shozilla

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:30

They didn't have rusty nails or glass to step on, for starters ;)

 

That's right.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:30

Seeing how the article is coming from a domain starting with mindbody ... of course they are going to say that's the way to go.



#8 Lord Method Man

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:30

What do you think our early (I mean early) ancestors did eh? :p

 

Had a life expectancy of 25?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:35

Sure, as long as you have no cuts on your feet and that the person walking in front of you was not bleeding with AIDS.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 19:57

When I lived in Southern Cal and spent the day a the beach going in and out of the ocean and walking in the sand, by the end of the day my feet would be soft and it felt good.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 20:08

It really depends on where you're walking around without shoes. Walking barefoot in a public bathroom, no thanks.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 23:40

It really depends on where you're walking around without shoes. Walking barefoot in a public bathroom, no thanks.

What? I've walked barefoot on bleach and it just made my epidermis fall off.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:05

Well, urine is sterile, so it's not going to cause any harm on your feet. The worst place is step barefoot is public lockeroom showers because those showers are wet 24/7, so there's a lot of fungi there.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:08

I wouldn't feel healthy walking in NYC at all, let alone with shoes or not.   :laugh: 

But yeah spring and summer I love no shoes outside in the grass/dirt/driving/etc



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:15

People here walk barefoot all the time. Most of them end up with some sort of foot injury at some point :)

Long live flip flops!!!!!





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