Catching a long-haul flight is very exciting – although jet lag can be brutal.
But it doesn’t have to be, as some wellness experts have discovered that there’s an easy trick to shake off your jet lag.
Self-proclaimed “biohacker” Dave Asprey claims that shedding the effects of a long-haul flight is as easy as kicking off your shoes and rubbing your feet in the dirt.
Known as “grounding” or “grounding,” he claims the process helps you rejuvenate your body by connecting it to the negative electrical charge that flows through the earth.
In his book Head Strong, Dave says that flying can disrupt the electrical charge in our body’s water cells, leading to the tired feeling we know as jet lag.
He said: “When you get on a plane, you build up static electricity in your body, which slows down mitochondrial function.
“In other words, the battery in your body also doesn’t hold a charge because you’ve been disconnected from Earth.”
But by “reconnecting” to Earth, Dave claims, we reduce the impact of an overseas flight.
He said, “Your brain works better when your electrical system works better, and when your brain works better, jet lag symptoms feel less severe.”
If you’re traveling to an area that doesn’t have parks or free dirt spots, you can buy a grounding mat online for £30 that will provide the same electrical charge.
Walking on sand also works, Asprey says, the conductive salt water helps the process.
Dave isn’t the only one sidestepping the idea — celebrities like Naomie Harris and Gwyneth Paltrow are big supporters.
Naomie posted a picture of herself on Instagram with the caption: “The best way to sync to a new time zone is to take off your shoes and socks and connect to earth for a good 20-45 minutes – do that , whenever you want you fly and don’t get jet lagged.”
Bruce Willis attempted a similar theory in the legendary action film Die Hard as the character John McClane.
After noticing that McClane is a nervous aviator, a fellow passenger reveals the “Secret to Air Travel Survival.”
He says: “When you get where you are going, take off your shoes and your socks.
“Then you walk around barefoot on the carpet and clench your toes into fists. Better than showers and hot coffee.”
It may not use the earth’s electric charge, but the principle is the same.
And if it’s good enough for the man who singlehandedly took down an entire terrorist organization, it’s safe to say it’s good enough for the majority of us.
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