If you’ve worked a desk job, you’re likely familiar with an aching neck. Whether it’s from hunching over a computer screen or slumping in a chair, neck pain is hard to deal with.
With neck pain affecting 50 to 70 percent of people, you’re not alone if you’re aching. Here’s how to get better before it becomes debilitating: physical activity. Taking regular stretch breaks can help you strengthen your muscles, and physical activity can increase blood flow to pained areas of the body.
There are some easy-to-do stretches that can make help prevent or alleviate pain:
This infographic has a few more stretches – Try them along with these simple neck exercises to see what works for you! The best thing you can do is try a little bit every day.