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Exercise for neck

You might be sitting in same seat and staring at a terminal all day. Give your neck some rest and exercise.

health and fitness Updated: May 08, 2003 20:01 IST
PTI

You might be sitting in the same seat and staring at a terminal all day. That does not allow for much neck movement.

The following stretching exercises are for the neck. Each exercise can be performed for 10-15 repetitions and the whole workout can be repeated twice or thrice a day. When doing these exercises, sit straight with your back firmly against the back of the chair. Arms should be close to the body and hands can rest on the thighs.

Bring your shoulders forward in a shrugging movement and return to normal position

Raise your shoulders up and return to the normal position.

Rotate your neck on its axis (Both clockwise and anticlockwise movement)

Move head to left side and return to the normal position. Move head to the right side and return to the normal position.

Push your chin out and return to normal.

Strengthening exercises like arms-raise to the front and to the side, and arms rotation can also be performed. (These are to be done standing)

(Source: Webhealthcenter.com)

First Published: May 08, 2003 20:01 IST