Put your head back on top of your shoulders to help protect your spine and reduce neck and shoulder pain!
If you find your head out in front of your body or you’re slouched often and getting pain in your neck, you might find this exercise helpful. While the intro to this video is not my best, this exercises is! Reduce Widow’s Stoop, Dowager’s Hump, Text Neck, or whatever else you want to call it with the head pull back exercise!
Here’s how to do it:
- Stand with your back against the wall.
- Pull the very base the back of your skull (occipital bone) back toward the wall. This allows the head to stack more vertically on top of your shoulders rather than out in front of them.
- Do not lead with the top (crown) of your head or pull your chin down to your chest to do so.
- Hold for 5-10 seconds and perform 5-10 reps during for stretch break during your workday or while on your phone or tablet.
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Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.