Slouching and peering at a computer all day can lead to poor posture and a sore neck. This simple exercise helps strengthen some of your neck muscles and should make you less likely to experience neck pain.
1.Sit or stand against a wall, with your head, shoulders and back touching the wall. Don’t slouch!
2.Keeping your head against the wall, pull your chin backwards. Imagine you are trying to hold a pen under your chin.
3.Hold in this position for 5 seconds.
4.Relax and return to the starting position.
5.Repeat 10 times, once a day.
As you get better at doing this exercise, you may not need to lean against a wall Just make sure your head stays upright.
– Keep breathing normally while you exercise. Do not hold your breath.
– Exercise gently and slowly. It should not hurt.
– If an exercise becomes painful, stop immediately and seek advice from your therapist.
– Only perform exercises which have been prescribed or approved by a qualified individual such as your GP, physiotherapist or osteopath.
If you’re suffering from neck pain, osteopathy could help you feel better. Call me on 020 8520 5268 to book an appointment or find out more.