Reduce Neck Tension with Neck Exercises
Ever feel that your neck and shoulder muscles are tight? Do you feel that at times your shoulders are up towards your ears? When there is plenty of stress throughout the day, you may find that the neck, shoulders and even jaw muscles get tight. When the neck and shoulder muscles are continuously tense, these muscles may cause neck pain. At times, the neck muscles can be overused or strained as the day goes on with constant neck tension. The neck and shoulder muscles may be hard to relax after being in a state of constant muscle tightness. There are a few simple neck exercises to help reduce the tension in your neck and shoulder areas.
Before getting up from the bed, try doing the lying down chin tuck and neck active range of motion neck exercises. Relief may be provided by a warm or hot shower, where the water covers the neck and shoulder areas. The heat will provide neck and shoulder muscle flexibility as well as some comfort or a relax feeling. You can repeat the chin tuck and neck active range of motion neck exercises while in the shower as well. Neck stretches can also be done to reduce neck tension.
Other neck exercises involve the shoulder muscles and shoulder exercises to reduce neck tension and neck pain. The following are associated with neck exercises: shoulder shrugs, shoulder circles and shoulder blade pinches. These shoulder exercises are great at reducing neck muscle tension, maintaining mobility and improving posture. These neck / shoulder exercises are great to do for breaks throughout the day. They should be performed in a smooth and slow-controlled motion. All of the neck exercises should be done in a pain free zone and tolerance. For the most benefit, these simple neck exercises should be performed a couple times a day. A more detailed description and benefits of the neck exercises will be discussed in upcoming posts.