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Neck Exercises Blog, A Guide to a Better Neck Posture

Hello and welcome to Neck Exercises. I am glad you want to take care of your neck. Whether you have neck pain, tension, stress or discomfort, neck exercises can help. Making small adjustments each day to include neck exercises, stretch exercises, or a neck workout, will gradually improve your neck health and quality of life. Let's get started!

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http://cure4migraine.net/2010/02/top-7-tips-to-treat-and-prevent-migraine

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Tonight from the Olympics there was an unfortunate death in the luge practice run. If you have seen the video of the incident it was a split second from life to death. The luger athlete wore a helmet but even with that it didn’t protect the neck. I’m not sure of all the injury the unfortunate luger athlete had but at the end position where his neck was flexed forward was not good.

As you can tell, even the most trained athlete can have devastating injuries. I caution you that a good strong neck from doing neck exercises can protect the spinal cord, spinal column and the spine itself. The neck can be injured quite quickly and damaging when the neck is not strengthened. Neck injuries can occur on any side with life threatening results.

In a previous post that I wrote on why you need strong neck muscles – Stafon Johnson the USC football player sustained a crushing front throat neck injury. His throat and neck muscles where strong and protected him from death because of doing neck exercises. Compare this injury to the way the luger athlete where his neck was bent forward might have sustained a whiplash, concussion and back of the neck injury amongst other bodily injuries.

Although, we may not participate in hard core sports – doing neck exercises in general still help to keep your neck strong. You also want your neck to be responsive and cushion any injury blow at the neck. The different neck exercises described throughout the blog should help to keep your neck healthy. Try different neck exercises out every day to protect your neck. You only have one neck – be good and stay healthy. My prayers go to the luge athlete’s family, friends and the other Olympic athletes.

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Diagonal Neck Exercises

Today, while driving, I was tilting my head to look up at the rear view mirror and then looked down to my left pants pocket to grab my wallet. I found that this movement loosen up my neck muscles and will be today’s quick neck exercises. These small movements work on the neck joints and facets.

The tilting of the head opens up the opposite side of the neck and relieves pressure off the cervical or neck joints. The diagonal movements help to keep your head and neck flexible. These diagonal neck exercises can also help with neck tension relief by making sure your neck muscles are loose.

There are two ways to do these diagonal neck exercises – one way is to tilt your head 45 degrees and move your head or to draw an ‘X’ with your nose. I’ll describe the diagonal neck exercise in just a moment and you can do them in sitting, standing, while at the computer or even driving, like I did.

Diagonal Neck Exercises:

  • Breathe in
  • Perform a chin tuck by bringing your chin towards your shoulder blades
  • Be sure to look straight ahead
  • Tilt your right ear towards your shoulders at a 45 degree angle
  • Maintain your glance straight ahead
  • With the tip of your nose – lead the head towards the top left corner of the ceiling
  • Then bring your nose and bring your head towards your right under arm
  • Breathe out
  • Have your eyes follow the direction up and to the corner, then down and in
  • Switch to the left and reverse the movements
  • Repeat each side 10 times

There should be no pain in any direction with these head and neck movements. These diagonal neck exercises should be slow, smooth and controlled. If you begin to get dizzy, avoid tilting your head as far. Be sure that your jaw is relaxed and that your shoulders are down to get the maximum effect. The ‘X’ neck exercises will be described at a later time. Enjoy and try these out.

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