The advice “be positive” is only healthy as far as attitude is concerned… when it comes to the body, it’s actually better to be negative! Or to have a negative electric charge, as it were. Because of the electromagnetic nature of the human body, the energy we cultivate has an influence on the state of our wellness. There are several ways to influence your electromagnetism- one of the easiest and most accessible is earthing!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ELECTROMAGNETIC BEING?
We are both electric and magnetic on a scientific level. Our cells use ions to perform their regular functions, our brain is an electrical hub of firing neurons, and our heart has its very own electrical system. Movement of electrically charged particles subsequently generates a magnetic field around the body.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CELLULAR HEALTH AND ELECTRIC CHARGE
The infamous free radical, known for causing cancer and hosts of other diseases, is a cellular waste molecule that contains an unpaired electron. Free radicals have a positive electric charge, hence why “being positive” is actually harmful (on a cellular level.) Free radicals can be neutralized with the addition of another electron.
Electrons are molecular antioxidants! That’s why it’s important to either generate or collect more of them.
BECOMING MORE NEGATIVE(LY CHARGED)
One of the most effortless ways to up your electrons is by making contact with the Earth’s surface! The practice of connecting with nature through touch is referred to as earthing (or grounding.) Earth’s surface has a continuous supply of negatively charged ions and electrons. Studies on earthing have shown that it has multiple benefits, such as:
- Balancing the body’s electromagnetic field
- Reducing inflammation
- Regulating circadian rhythm
- Improving sleep quality
- Increasing white blood cell count
- Boosting mood and energy levels
Earthing is a fun, free way to improve your health. It’s as simple as walking barefoot through the grass, hugging a tree, laying in the sand, or swimming in the sea!
It’s also possible to generate more electrons through movement, sun exposure, and eating antioxidizing foods like fruits and veggies.
That’s why Human Garage advocates for moving in nature. When we practice the fascial maneuvers while earthing, we are gathering and generating more electrons that heal the body on a cellular level. Better yet if the sun is shining!
We also like to incorporate earthing into our daily lives by wearing conductive footwear from VivoBarefoot. These shoes are fashioned according to the actual measurements of the human foot, unlike most, leaving extra room around the toes to allow for their natural spread. VivoBarefoot shoes also have a special conductive sole, which means we’re earthing everywhere we go! To get the Human Garage discount on your new pair, use our code HumanGarage15 (for Canadian residents) or HG15 (for everywhere else!)