7 Kinds of Neck Exercises

Is your neck tight and sore at the end of the day? Especially when you’ve sat at the computer for a long period of time? If so, strengthening your neck muscles will help you withstand this postural stress.

You might not think that sitting at a desk all day would be hard on your neck. Maybe hard on the back from sitting in an uncomfortable chair, but not on your neck. But your head weighs about 10 pounds and the muscles of the neck and shoulders need to stabilize your head over your torso when you’re sitting (and standing too of course). If you sit slumped forward towards your computer screen, the neck muscles in the back need to contract to make sure you’re head doesn’t fall forward onto your chest. Sitting in this posture all day long is like trying to hold a 10 pound dumbbell for 8 hours straight.

Doing these isometric neck exercises will help strengthen your neck so it can withstand the stress it deals with on a daily basis so you don’t feel tired, achy and sore at the end of your day.

In this video, I show you how to do 7 kinds of exercises for your neck.


About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.