Grounding in Colder Weather
Grounding, also known as earthing, is the practice of connecting your body to the earth's electrical energy. This can be done by walking barefoot on the ground, sitting on a grounding mat, or using other grounding products. Grounding has been shown to have a number of health benefits.
Benefits of Grounding
- Reduced inflammation: Grounding has been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can be helpful for people with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Improved sleep quality: Grounding can help to improve sleep quality by reducing stress and anxiety. It can also help to regulate the body's circadian rhythm, which is the sleep-wake cycle.
- Reduced stress: Grounding can help to reduce stress and anxiety by calming the nervous system. It can also help to improve mood and overall well-being.
- Improved circulation: Grounding can help to improve circulation by increasing blood flow to the extremities, particularly useful in colder weather.
- Boosted immune system: Grounding can help to boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells. This can help to protect the body from infection.
For the full body of research into the benefits of grounding, see our Research Page here.
When people think of earthing or grounding, they often think of kicking off their shoes and being outside barefoot and in direct contact with the ground. This notion is welcomed in the warmer spring and summer months, but rapidly loses its appeal for many as the days draw in and a chill is felt in the air. However, there are still many ways to benefit from grounding during the colder months and many indoor grounding products to help you.
Top 3 Tips for Grounding in Colder Weather
1. Wear a pair of grounding shoes. Specially-designed, fully-enclosed shoes with carbon soles and silver in-soles that will keep you grounded and in contact with the Earth's beneficial electrons while you go about your daily activities. As long as you are in contact with a conductive surface such as grass, soil, sand, rock, unsealed concrete, gravel and more, grounding shoes will keep you connected and deliver the same benefits as being barefoot. Browse Grounding Shoes and Accessories
2. Snuggle up with a grounding throw blanket. Perfect for chilly nights by the fire, watching TV , reading your favourite book or as an extra layer on your bed. One side of the Grounding Throw has a super soft, micro-fibre plush feel and the other side is made from thick, quilted cotton with conductive silver fibres woven throughout to keep you grounded. Browse Grounding Throw
3. Wear grounding socks. When the weather turns wintery, pair your favourite indoor grounding product with a pair of conductive grounding socks. Silver in the socks acts as a conductor so when in contact with a grounding mat during the day or grounding sheet at night, you can still receive the benefits of grounding while keeping your feet nice and warm. Grounding socks can also be worn with grounding shoes. Browse Grounding Socks
However you choose to ground and whatever the weather, grounding is a simple and effective way to improve your overall health and well-being.