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Grounding (or Earthing)

Updated: Mar 15, 2022

I always find myself so involved with my phone nowadays. We are constantly hearing a bing and a bong coming from our cellphones. The technology found its place in my life. Back 25 years ago, I never texted. I had no idea how to even text. My generation comes from dial-up internet, nowadays, kids will ask what is dial-up internet. That's just history.

I try to find ways to get out of my day-to-day involvement with social media, the internet, and the news. I seek a place that lets me relax and be with nature. I live in Toronto, Ontario and I live near the Toronto Zoo. Just the other day, I invited my friend for a hike near the zoo. We went for an 8km hike at the Rouge National Urban Park. This park offers a great lookout point, signage of where to go (because I seem to always get lost), and amazing paths to walk on. I felt grounded and relaxed in this environment. It was an amazing way to catch up with a friend and get my steps in for that day.

Most people think grounding (or earthing) means they have to take their shoes and socks off and walk bare feet on the earth. It's pretty simple; all you need to do is get off outside. By just being in an environment with nature all around you will give you that sense of grounding you need to recharge. There's something to be said about nature. I love being in nature and it makes me feel amazing, thus causing the body to release endorphins. I feel satisfied and happy going into an environment that triggers positive feelings. Find your happy place :)

Here are some easy ways to get outside:

  1. Do it first thing in the morning and go for a walk.

  2. Get some fresh air on your lunch break.

  3. Have your morning coffee outside.

  4. Go to a farmers market on the weekend.

  5. Hang out in the backyard or balcony.

  6. Take the dog or kids out for a walk.

  7. Explore a new park with the kids.

  8. Plant a garden.

  9. Plan a get-together and meet up at a local trail.

  10. Try a new outdoor activity. Go fishing or kayaking.

As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™, I will focus on all aspects of a person's wellbeing and life. If you have any questions or comments you can send me an email at

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The entire contents of this article are based upon the opinions of Blenda Chan. Please note that Blenda Chan is not a dietitian, physician, pharmacist or other licensed healthcare professional. The information in this article is NOT intended as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the care of a qualified health care professional. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases. Always consult with your primary care physician or licensed healthcare provider for all diagnoses and treatment of any diseases or conditions, for medications or medical advice as well as before changing your health care regimen.

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