People who lead sedentary lives have increased dramatically in recent years. The increasingly widespread smart working forces us to sit at the desk for several hours a day. And by doing very little movement we tend to gain more weight because we don’t burn enough calories. Furthermore, we could assume incorrect positions that could cause us not a few physical pains.
Carpal tunnel, back pain and neck pain
Desk-confined workers can often suffer from some pain. Back pain that branches up to the neck due to incorrect posture. Or the head bent forward to look at our tablets or smartphones that causes Teck Neck wrinkles. But also the classic wrist pain that could also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
It may take 3 minutes a day to loosen the neck and relieve neck pain
So what can be done to improve our standard of living and not always feel sore and battered? In a previous article we illustrated 4 movements to do while sitting in smart working to avoid back pain. Today we will see some exercises to do to improve the mobility of the neck.
The first movement is very simple
Just sit with your shoulders straight and look left and right. Turning the head from side to side trying to move it as much as possible, but without overdoing it and getting hurt. It is likely that we will do better on one side than on the other, but it is absolutely normal. We continue for 30 seconds.
Then we put the crossed hands at the breast and move the head first back and then forward. We always continue for 30 seconds. In the same position we will now tilt our head to both sides as if we had to pull the ear upwards. We will feel the neck muscle melt away.
Finally, here are the last two
The duration is always 30 seconds per movement. This time we focus on the chin, we bring the head back by retracting the chin. Let’s think about the image of when we accidentally open the front camera of the phone and see ourselves with the biggest face. And then we bring the head forward. The last one is a bit more challenging for some people but not too difficult. We will have to move the head left and right but always looking straight ahead and lifting the reference shoulder.
So here it is that just 3 minutes a day could be enough to loosen the neck and remove cervical pains. The great thing about this exercise set is that we don’t need any equipment. We can do them safely sitting on a chair and the only thing we will need is a stopwatch. If we don’t have one, just use the timer we have on the phone or even the kitchen timer.
Almost everyone is at serious risk of being the victim of multiple physical ailments
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)