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Easy Fix: Exercises For Neck And Back Pain From Computer Slouching

Don’t be a slouch and if you are being one, here’s how to deal with the pain that comes with it!

People who work on the desk staring at their computer screens all day usually suffer from upper back and neck pain. A lot of it has to do with the posture. Sitting on a chair in front of your desk while working on the computer demands a steady and upright posture all the time. However, it is not easy to maintain a straight posture straight for the long hours. Naturally, people tend to slouch and that starts creating all sorts of problems. The most crucial one is facing upper back and neck pain due to computer slouching. Here are a few exercises that could help relieve the pain that comes with computer slouching!

Arm Slides To Get Rid Of The Muscle Stiffness

A common occurrence that leads to the upper back and neck pain when slouching in front of the computer is muscle stiffness. Stand straight and place your back against the wall. Raise your hands and place them on the wall with the palms facing outside. At this point, your lower arm should be in contact with the wall. Slowly raise your arms in an up and down position such that it would stretch your arm and back muscles. Try going as high up as possible while maintaining your elbow’s contact with the wall. Repeat this movement for at least ten to twenty times.

Holding Chair Stretch For The Neck Pain

The neck pain from computer slouching could be dealt with while you are seating on the chair itself. Sit tight and hold the bottom portion of the chair with one of your hands. Now, gently move your head to the opposite side of the holding hand. Try to lean your head as fas as it gies until you feel a stretch at your neck muscles. Hold the stretching position for a few seconds. Switch the movement to the other side. Repeat the exercise for five to six times.

Chair Shoulder Squeeze For Back Pain

This exercise will engage your abs and core muscles and can be done from your chair itself. Sit up straight and relax your shoulders. Pull your shoulders back and in a downward motion for a few seconds. Repeat this movement for five times and keep doing it in regular intervals throughout the day.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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