Health Tip on Tuesday: Avoiding Neck Pain for Desk Workers

Tomorrow is Wednesday, and I will be posting my May special just for Moms.  Be sure and check back to see what it is.

Do you get neck pain, or headaches when working on your computer, or at your desk?  I know I do.  But, why?

The number one reason I get neck pain while working on the laptop is that I don’t actually have a proper desk, and I am always looking at a downward angle.  After a while, this causes me great strain and tightness in my neck.

For me, neck stretches, getting up and moving every hour, and wearing a neck support pillow for part of the day all help prevent me from getting the neck pain to start with.  My neck pillow is nothing special, just a cheapo one bought at my local Walmart.  I get up and walk at least 250 steps each hour.  I do the stretches at the beginning of my day, and sometimes at the end of the day.  If I was in an office I might choose not to wear the neck pillow there, but wear it at home.

I chose the video below for this post because she is thorough and uses a good form to teach the stretches.  She is a bit slow, however.  Once you learn the stretches you won’t need to watch the video.

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