‘Grounding’ Could Be The Jetlag Cure We’ve All Been Looking For
And it’s simple as f**k...
We’ve all been there, wondering how we’re supposed to enjoy our holiday when all we want to do is sleep (and wake up) at inappropriate times, thanks to good old jetlag.
Well, now wellness expert Dave Asprey claims to have the key to beating the ‘lag - and it really couldn’t be easier.
In his latest book, 'Headstrong', Dave (can we call him Dave?) outlines a technique called ‘grounding’, which is all about resetting the electrical charge in our body’s cells after air travel.
“When you go up in an aeroplane, you build up a static charge in your body that slows the mitochondrial function,” he explains.
“In other words, the battery in your body doesn’t hold a charge as well because you were disconnected from the earth.”
So what’s the answer? Getting those socks off, apparently.
Yup, Dave says that by walking barefoot on the earth, mud or sand, you can ‘ground’ or ‘earth’ yourself, which in turn will reduce those jetlag feelings.
And before you start rolling your eyes and and consigning this theory to the ‘yeah, right’ box in your head, just know this - there have been studies that back up the benefits of ‘grounding’, and the practice has some celeb fans too, including Naomie Harris.
Can’t hurt to give it a go, right? Just show the hotel staff this article when you’re trampling around their flowerbeds shouting ‘JETLAG BEGONE!’.
By Lizzie Cox