Slideshow: How to Keep a Healthy Spine

Easy Exercises to Prevent Back and Neck Pain

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Chin Tuck Exercise

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This neck flexibility exercise strengthens your neck muscles and helps you maintain better posture. There are 2 parts to this neck stretch. For the first part, sit up straight and be sure your neck isn’t too far forward or backward.

For the second part:

  • Slowly start to move your head backward: This movement will automatically “tuck” your chin. You should feel a comfortable stretch from your neck to the base of your skull.
  • Hold this position for 5 seconds. Then, release.
  • Repeat this exercise 2 to 10 times throughout the day, especially if you sit at a desk all day.

Photo Source: SpineUniverse.com.

 
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