Weight loss. Medical Conditions. Sleep. Allergy. Personal Care. Diet & Nutrition. Feminine. Tools. Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain : Goats and Soda. Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines.
A woman in Burkina Faso (left) holds her baby so that his spine stays straight. The center image shows the S-shaped spine drawn in a modern anatomy book (Fig. I) and the J-shaped spine (Fig. II) drawn in the 1897 anatomy book Traite d'Anatomie Humaine. Courtesy of Esther Gokhale and Ian Mackenzie/Nomads of the Dawn hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Esther Gokhale and Ian Mackenzie/Nomads of the Dawn Primal posture: Ubong tribesmen in Borneo (right) display the perfect J-shaped spines. Editor's note, June 10: We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain.
Back pain is a tricky beast. Many ancient statues, such as this one from Greece, display a J-shaped spine. Courtesy of Esther Gokhale/Gerard Mackworth-Young Many ancient statues, such as this one from Greece, display a J-shaped spine. Gokhale had a herniated disc. Dehydration-Home Treatment. In the early stages, you may be able to correct mild to moderate dehydration with home treatment measures.
It is important to take action to prevent dehydration. Adults and children age 12 and older. How to Stop Snoozing Through Your Morning Workout. Walking Meditation: the Perfect ten Minute Willpower Boost. Science Gets Acupuncture. Don't Just Sit There. . . Thanks to our technology, many of us sit in our cars, at work, and at home in front of TV sets and computers for more than half of our waking hours.
But these labor-saving devices come at a cost. For centuries, human beings lived in hunter-gatherer and agrarian cultures. Regular movement supports our natural metabolic processes; our bodies don’t function well if we just sit around. Recent studies have linked prolonged sitting with anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, obesity, inflammation, cancer, and type 2 diabetes (Sanchez-Villegas et al., 2008; Thorp et al., 2011). Even working out regularly can’t compensate for hours of prolonged sedentary behavior. So what can we do? We can begin making simple changes to improve our health by: In fact, you can begin right now by taking a stretch break. Stand up.Shrug your shoulders, releasing any tension.Take a deep breath and slowly release itAs you mindfully accept greater health and vitality into your life.
References. Sleep Gadgets That Work? Recent events have established the crucial importance of sleep: we, especially those of us in lower income brackets, don’t get enough of it, and the lack of it can contribute to our untimely deaths.
But even if we do have or make the time, and invest in a good mattress, and practice appropriate sleep hygiene (no laptops in bed, guys), sometimes sleep remains elusive. Refinery 29 has rounded up seven sleep gadgets that are effective and worth the money. Sleep feels like a college I will never get into. Like, my teachers are all, “Sure, apply to Sleep. You never know!” These range from goggles that counterintuitively pulse lights at you called “Glo to Sleep” ($30) to a “Serene House Angel Ultrasonic Scentilizer Aromatherapy Diffuser” ($191) which sounds like it should do your laundry for you and then dip your feet in oil. Streamline your booboos: Building a mini first-aid kit. When I first left my parents' house and moved into a college dorm, I was PREPARED.
I had bedding, pillows, and clip-on lights for late-night studying. I had quarters for the laundry machine. I had my clothes, books, and office supplies organized by color and category. I had fifty feet of parachute cord, just in case. And I had the first aid kid to end all first aid kits. I was ready for everything. Fast forward six years and I'm out of college, out of school, much less organized, and still hanging on to that damn enormous first aid kit. I don't take medications very often, and when I do it's because I'm Trying to remember where the cold medicine is, or digging out the last tiny Benedryl from under a mountain of cotton balls is frustrating, especially when I already feel crappy.
So, after a round of stomach flu, I spent $5, and streamlined my first aid kit into something a little more accessible. ASMR by Grace Allison.