Stretch of the Week: Neck Stretch

 

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Neck pain and stiffness can affect every movement you make. There’s something about a stiff or tight neck that just throws your whole body off. Whether you slept funny or consistently have problems with your neck tightening up, this stretch will help to loosen up and increase circulation in your neck muscles. Relax your shoulders and gently tilt your neck to one side. Slowly nod your head back and forth. You should feel a stretch in your neck. For an extra stretch, skip the nodding and use your hand to gently pull your head toward your shoulder.

*Stop immediately if you experience pain while stretching. The neck is a delicate part of the body and easily can be further injured if stretched too vigorously.*

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