" If you are a heavy PC users, you should do some neck
Here is why:
Working on a computer for a long time means sitting for hours. Since
not much body movement is involved, it simply means exertion of the whole
body and a particular stiffness in the region above the shoulder i.e. in
neck and spine. 75 % of people who spend their working hours in front of
the computer screen complain about health problems. Since our spine is a
very sensitive organ, any slight strain on it, may turn out to be very serious.
So it is of utmost important to keep spine fit and healhty.
Further if you are a
frequent user of 2 wheeler vehicle then you have to take additional work from
your spine owing to the very nature of posture in driving a 2 wheeler.
The condition of too much pressure and undue strain on spine may cause spondylitis
Stress and fatigue show up early in neck
muscles and this causes pain. Poor posture and poor body mechanics can
lead to chronic neck problems. Exercises can increase the strength and
flexibility of the neck. In order to avoid the problems of neck, you should perform some daily neck
exercises. These exercise ensures that your neck muscles
remain strong and flexible.
Some tips before exercises:
Since the parts of body most affected by long hours at the computer
are the eyes, make sure that you have set up your work station in the
most advantageous way for your eye health.
(1) Always use a good anti-glare screen on your monitor. This will
greatly help your eyes.
(2) Take a break every 20-25 minute from your computer. Use
this break for deep breathing and neck exercise. Some people find that it helps to actually program a "take a break" message into their computers. When it pops up - every 15 to 20 minutes - they are reminded to
relax . You can download one of such reminder program from here.
Here are two graphical step by step illustration of neck exercises.
I hope you will find these exercise very useful.
Exercises - I
Exercies - II
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