Advocates of grounding, or earthing, say that humans evolved in direct contact with the Earth’s subtle electric charge, but have lost that sustained connection thanks to inventions such as buildings, furniture and shoes with insulated synthetic soles. Photo: Alamy

Why grounding – walking barefoot on grass or earth – could improve your health, from better sleep to lower stress

Grounding, or earthing, is the theory that barefoot contact with the earth can produce changes in a variety of physiological measures, and some science seems to back it up, according to dietitian nutritionist Carrie Dennett

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Advocates of grounding, or earthing, say that humans evolved in direct contact with the Earth’s subtle electric charge, but have lost that sustained connection thanks to inventions such as buildings, furniture and shoes with insulated synthetic soles. Photo: Alamy
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