Who should do this exercise?
- Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit
- People who sit many hours in a day at a desk
- People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain
- People who get frequent headaches
How to do this exercise:
Tilt your chin slightly down toward your chest. Then press your head backward as if you are making a “double chin.” Hold for 3 seconds. Optionally you can add a resistance band around the back of your head and hold the bands in front of you, pressing your head back into it. You can also use a pillow or car seat to press your head into. The idea is to strengthen the front of your neck and lengthen the back of it.
When should I do this exercise?
Do 10 repetitions holding for 3 seconds. If you don’t get any cramping, do up to 3 sets per day.