The Human Foot

The Human Foot

The Human Foot

  • by Karl MacPhee
  • January 31, 2019

"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art".
Leonardo da Vinci

How much time do you spend barefoot?

There are many advantages to walking barefoot, standing on one leg for balance or training without shoes.

The stimulus which occurs as the foot touches the ground sends messages throughout the body's nervous system.

These messages help us develop balance, strength & mobility when we allow the foot to spread as it touches the ground. This can decrease foot ailments such as plantar fasciitis and bunions.

There's also the added benefit of blood flow between the toes & the bottom of the foot which positively impacts the nervous system and can decrease your chances of developing heart disease.

Because the earth carries a negative ionic charge, 'earthing' (touching the ground with bare feet) and walking barefoot helps reduce inflammation which is a major cause of dis-ease in the body.

You don't have to start walking to work sans-shoes to get the benefits of being barefoot. Begin by balancing on one foot, walking in the grass or doing yoga without shoes. This stimulus will have a positive impact and over time you can increase the amount of time spent actively engaging the earth with the bottom of your foot.


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Karl MacPhee

Karl MacPhee provides the highest quality nutrition, fitness and lifestyle coaching that inspires and guides you to live your best life, full of wonder, growth and adventure. Karl is based in Edmonton, AB, however, his online coaching clients come from all corners of the globe.

With a background in personal fitness, habit-based nutrition and co-active life coaching, he takes a holistic approach to your health and wellness. As your guide, he will co-actively support you, teach you and encourage you on each step of your journey.

Karl knows it’s about more than the adventure and there are many lessons along the journey.


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