The Importance of Touching the Grass

The grass, the grass, that green tapestry that covers our patios, gardens, parks and fields, often goes unnoticed in our daily lives. However, touching grass can have surprising benefits for our physical and mental health. Below, we will explore why we should pay more attention to this humble but mega important natural element.

1. Connects you with Nature: Touching the grass connects us directly with nature. Our hands feel its texture, temperature and humidity. This sensory connection helps us remember that we are part of a larger world and takes us away from stress and daily routine.

2. Stimulate your Senses: Grass is an interesting tactile surface. By walking barefoot on it, we stimulate the receptors in our soles. This improves blood circulation and can relieve muscle tension. 

3. Benefit your Mental Health: Touching grass also has psychological benefits. It invites us to stop, breathe deeply and be present in the moment. It is a form of natural meditation that helps us reduce anxiety and stress.

4. "Grounding" or "Connecting": Grass is an excellent electrical conductor. By touching it, we are connecting our body with the energy of the Earth. Some believe this can balance our internal energy and improve our overall well-being.

5. Movement is Life: Who hasn't run barefoot through a grass field? Touching the grass invites us to play, jump and laugh. It is a playful experience that connects us with our childhood and helps us release endorphins.

6. Returns you to Nature: Finally, touching the grass reminds us to take care of our natural environment. If we appreciate its softness and beauty, we are more likely to also care about its preservation.

In short, let's not underestimate the importance of touching the grass. It is a simple but powerful activity that can improve our physical, mental and emotional health. So the next time you see a green field, don't hesitate to take off your shoes and feel nature under your feet. 

Dr. Orlando Díaz
Obesity and Pregnancy
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