Neck Exercises

Neck Exercises

NECK

Strengthen and Tone

The face contains more than 50 muscles. Neck and facial exercises create visible improvements in skin color and the smoothness and tone of the neck and face while diminishing the appearance of eye puffiness and a saggy jaw line. Facial and neck exercises can help restore strong muscles and have proven benefits for people as old as 90. To work off a double chin, clench the teeth and lifting the chin to a comfortable height. Hold the position and push the tongue on the back bottom teeth. Repeat the exercise several times.

A regular exercise routine is useful for flexibility, strength and aids in tension relief. The exercises involve head tilts and chin lifts that target muscles areas. One exercise is as simple as moving your head as far as it will go to one side and holding for a moment before returning to center position. Move your head to the opposite side and repeat. Complete five to 10 repetitions, several times a day.

The following stretches are a simple sample of the exercises you can do on a daily basis.

exercise
Tilt From Front To Back 

  • Tilt your head slowly back, far enough so you can look up.
  • Hold posture for a moment.
  • Return slowly to front position.
  • Do 5-10 repetitions of this exercise 3 times a day.
exercise
Tilt From Side To Side 

  • Keep your head straight as you slowly tilt it over to the side.
  • Don’t go so far that you touch your ear with your shoulder.
  • Hold posture for a moment.
  • Return your head to center position.
  • Move your head to your opposite shoulder.
  • Do 5-10 repetitions of this exercise three times a day.
exercise
Rotate Head From Side To Side 

  • Slowly turn your head as far as you can.
  • Hold posture for a moment.
  • Return your head to the center.
  • Move your head in the opposite direction.
  • Do 5-10 repetitions of this exercise 3 times a day.
exercise
Side Resistance 

  • Hold one hand against the side of your head.
  • Use your hand to resist the movement as you try to touch your shoulder with your ear.
  • Hold this posture for a count of 5.
  • Relax and repeat on opposite side.
  • Do 5-10 reps of this exercise 3 times a day.
Hand Resistant Exercises
exercise
Forward Resistance 

  • Hold both hands against your forehead.
  • Try to move head forward, but resist the movement with your hands.
  • Hold this posture for a count of 5.
  • Relax.
  • Do 5-10 Repetitions of this exercise 3 times a day.
exercise
Backward Resistance 

  • Place both hands behind your head.
  • Try to move head backwards, but resist the movement with your hands. Don’t tip chin.
  • Hold this posture for a count of 5.
  • Relax.
  • Do 5-10 reps 3 times a day.

 

This information is not a substitute for proper health care. If you are being treated for a neck problem, workout under the supervision of your health care provider.

Share on Facebook
TAGS: ,

2 Comments

  1. Jesse Furna says:

    Informative item, I enjoyed it very much. Jesse Furna

  2. Augustus Krylo says:

    Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem. Seek medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you’re experiencing shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.

    Ciao

Leave a Comment