7 Health Benefits of Going Barefoot Outside

03/29/2012 03:19 pm ET | Updated May 29, 2012
  • Stephanie Slon Mind Body Green

Even though we've come to think of them as a vital part of our lives, only 20 percent of the world's population today wears shoes. Although in western society, shoes are necessary in certain situations, now that spring is here, and summer is on its way, there's nothing stopping you from finding a park or beach, taking your shoes off and going for a barefoot stroll. The benefits might surprise you.

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