Daily Fit 5/14/19: Do This For Better Desk Posture
Health Tip of the Day: Do Exercises Like Chin Tucks To Avoid Bad Desk Posture And The Painful Consequences That Come With It.
How To Do It: If you’re someone who sits for hours staring at your computer, you likely experience some degree of forward head posture by the end of the day. This happens when your head gradually inches forward closer to your screen and it’s no longer aligned with your neck. In time, constantly having a forward head posture can lead to muscle imbalances which in turn can lead to less-than-pleasant consequences like headaches and neck pain. Chin tucks can help reverse the effects of forward head posture, strengthening the muscles that keep your head pulled back and in line with your neck and shoulders and making it easier for you to maintain good posture when sitting for an extended period of time. To do chin tucks, start by sitting or standing with your shoulders rolled down and back. While looking straight ahead, place two fingers on your chin slightly tuck it and attempt to draw your head directly back without tilting it up or down. Hold for two to three seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat the exercise 10 times. Find more exercises that’ll help improve your desk posture here. [Swirled]
Why It Matters: Many of us office workers suffer from “tech neck” which is characterized by rounded shoulders and a forward head. Maintaining this incorrect posture puts a lot of stress on your spine and in time it can lead to neck pain and even herniated discs. Working on your posture may not be the sexiest thing that you can do at the gym, but it’s extremely important for avoiding chronic pain in the future and injuries that are often caused by muscle imbalances. What’s more, you’ll avoid looking like the hunchback of Notre Dame by the time you turn 60.
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