Earthing / Grounding for Health & Recovery



Interesting scientific paper on this:


The research done to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation along with sunshine, clean air and water, nutritious food, and physical activity.


Apparently, it’s all to do with the vast supply of electrons found on the surface of the Earth.

Earthing / grounding is correlated with better sleep and reduced pain – as a result of either walking barefoot outside, or just sitting barefoot outside.


The graphs below show cortisol levels before and after grounding.

Subjects were grounded during sleep on a specialised mattress –


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How does this relate to combat sports?

Good question –


Recovery is often the limiting factor in terms of training load.
Anything that reduces cortisol levels and potentially increases energy levels is a must for mixed martial arts fighters.

It’s easy to do as well, just eat outside when possible, with your bare feet on the floor



About Drew

MMA, Fitness & Marketing enthusiast from North Wales, UK. A Stoic Hippy with no hair. Not to boast but - 1st Class Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough, MSc in Nutrition from the University of Liverpool. 20 years experience of weight & fitness training.
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1 Response to Earthing / Grounding for Health & Recovery

  1. James says:

    For recovery, it is essentially important that you are connected to your surroundings. A quite time by yourself for example can be do some good.

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