A new study claims that running barefoot can boost your working memory. Improving memory can benefit you throughout your life. Working memory is essentially the ability to recall and analyze information which is used throughout the lifespan. Improving working memory can be beneficial in your professional life and even when you are not actively involved in any kind of work.
Working memory is enhanced by running barefoot. According to research and experiment, while running barefoot a person has to be precise and careful while placing the foot in order to not step on sharp or hard objects, which can cause injury. This increases the efficiency of working memory by approximately 16%, which is recognized as a vital cognitive skill. Conversely, a person running in shoes has little or no improvement in their working memory. Neither the speed nor the subsequent increase in the heart had any improvement on their working memory. Running barefoot requires an intensive usage of working memory.
Due to proprioceptive and extra tactile demands related to barefoot running, there is a significant improvement in working memory. Little things can have the most significant impact on your health. Running barefoot can be among those things which you can enjoy and at the same time benefit from it.