Each step barefoot — an extra minute of life
The phrase belongs to the famous German scientist hygienist XIX century Sebastian Kneipp, theorist barefoot offering this technique as an effective tool for the prevention and treatment of many diseases.
In its judgment of human ecology, he relied, in particular, and on the historical facts. For example, Socrates always went barefoot, and instructed his disciples to do the same, because I thought that by this acute thinking. To old age this theory held and Leo Tolstoy, preferring all other dewy grass. So did the Roman philosopher Seneca, Napoleon's beloved Josephine Beauharnais, Isadora Duncan, and many other famous people.
Around the phenomenon even has developed a whole subculture — barefuting that found hundreds of thousands of followers around the globe. In Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have discovered dozens of "barefoot parks" with various types of coatings and soil. What, finally, the reason for these preferences, and how they can be adapted to the conditions of modern life?