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Running barefoot may help boost your memory: study

Walk-Smarter, leg, Barefoot-Brains

New Delhi: Earthing or walking barefoot on sand, grass or soil is associated with astonishing health benefits. Many doctors suggests that walking barefoot not only improves sleep but also increases levels of antioxidants in the body and reduces inflammation.

Apart from all these health blessings, it is now scientifically proven that walking barefoot boosts our working memory.

The researchers from the University of North Florida in the US said that the running barefoot leads to better cognitive performance. This practice improves our ability to recall and process information.

The researchers enlisted 72 participants between the ages of 18 and 44, who ran both barefoot and with shoes on at a comfortable, self-selected pace for approximately 16 minutes.

Working memory was measured before and after running.

The results of this research, published in the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills, found a significant increase — approximately 16 percent — in working memory performance in the barefoot-running condition.

(With IANS inputs)

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