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Fix Your Tech. Neck

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that a majority of us work from home we have added a mass amount more screen time. Furthermore, proper posture has declined from make shift work areas we now use. These postural habits can cause neck pain, jaw tightness, and even headaches. Doing daily exercises can help rid postural habits and reduce painful symptoms.

The exercises listed below should take no more than 5 minutes and should be done in between long bouts of looking down.

Exercise 1: Shoulder Retraction- Start by sitting tall, hands can fall on sides or lap. Pull shoulder blades back and down. A good visual practice is imagining a pencil is in between your mid back and you are trying to squeeze and hold for a second relax and repeat. 15 Repetitions.

Exercise 2: Yes head nod- Start by sitting tall, hands can fall on sides or lap. Pull shoulder blades back and down. With a light bite down you are going to slowly nod your head yes. Pause for a second during neck extension(eyes looking up). 15 Repetitions.

Exercise 3: No head shake- Start by sitting tall, hand can fall on sides or lap. Pull shoulder blades back and down. With a light bite down you are going to slowly shake your head no. Pause for a second while looking over shoulder, slowly rotate towards opposite side and repeat. 15 Repetitions.

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