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TWIW 19: Barefoot may be better for kids

Episode 19
22, Jul, 2019
}8 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness a new study reveals children who are habitually barefoot between the ages of 6-10 show significantly better motor skills including better balance and jumping skills.

Shout out to Dr Jacey Pryjma from the Australian Children’s Chiropractic centre for bringing this research to my attention.

Published in Frontiers in Pediatrics, this is the first study to assess the relevance of growing up shod vs. barefoot on jumping, balancing and sprinting and shows that children and adolescents who spend most of their time barefoot develop motor skills differently from those who habitually wear shoes.

https://neurosciencenews.com/motor-skill-footwear-9552/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2018.00115/full

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Brett Hill brings you This Week In Wellness, the health news highlights you need. Every week Brett scours the globe to find the most relevant and important health news highlight to bring to his tribe. In just 5 minutes he will get you up to date with the news and share his opinion of what this means for you.

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