If you spend most of your work day working on a computer and then you spend your evenings scrolling through things on your phone, neck, back, and arm pain can become a constant problem. A sedentary lifestyle does a lot of damage to your health: your muscles can become stiff, you can experience numbness, and tingling sensations may appear regularly.
We like to take care of our readers. We have chosen some simple exercises that can relieve neck pain, and stiffness in the neck, back, and arms.
Neck and shoulders
Working on a computer or even driving long distances causes tension in the neck and shoulders. The result — pain in the muscles, tendons, and bones. This is a really serious problem: over the last year in Great Britain, 30 million people called in sick because of neck pain.
Pinched nerves and blood vessels in the neck can cause impaired eyesight or a headache. And these problems can be avoided just by doing some simple exercises.
Stretching the neck and shoulders. Lean against a doorway with one hand, lower your head, and try to reach your other shoulder with your chin, then return to neutral. Do 10 reps. Don’t try too hard: you are supposed to feel a pleasant warmth in the muscles. Then, repeat with the other arm.
Relieving the pain and tension. Stand up against a wall so that the back of your neck touches the wall and your heels are 3 inches away from it. Lower your shoulders. Stretch your arms to the sides and do 10 lifts. The arms should touch the wall during this exercise.