Rural Tribes Far From Civilization Don’t Suffer From Back Pain … So Why Should You?

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Is Weight a Factor?

The people who live in these tribes tend to weigh less than people in civilized areas. Much of this is thanks to how people in these tribes aren’t subject to dangerous and unhealthy diets. Following an unhealthy diet often causes weight gain. Additional weight applies pressure to the spinal column, causing it to bend more than necessary. This will trigger back pain, especially in the lower back area.

Overall, the active lifestyles and healthier diets of people in these indigenous tribes are key parts of what keeps them from having back pain. The fact that these people have spines with different shapes is an especially intriguing point. It is amazing how much we can learn from people in communities that people often forget about.

 

Sleeping Straight

People in these communities will sleep straight without curving their bodies. This could be due to the fact that they often live in areas where they don’t have soft or flexible spaces to sleep on.

For instance, a 1984 study says that the Abkasian tribe in the country of Georgia uses beds that encourage people to sleep straight so their spinal columns will not wear out and their postures will stay healthy. This is to help people meet the tribe’s accepted beauty standards.

The Abkasian tribe even goes one step further to ensure that this behavior is encouraged at a young age. A child’s first bed will typically feature a series of straps that a parent will use in order to secure the child into the bed at a certain position. This is to get the child to keep the back straight and encourage him or her to stick with that particular sleeping position for life.

 

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This is a good example of how people will stick with better sleeping habits. This in turn helps them to keep their spinal columns healthy while preventing potential pain from developing.

References:

www.collective-evolution.com

www.hraf.yale.edu

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