MAY 21, 2016 12:26 PM PDT

3 Quick Ways to Relieve Neck Pain for Heavy Computer Users


Many of us spend our days working and playing on the computer. Unfortunately, this can cause neck pain and bad posture.

Here are three quick ways to relieve computer-related neck pain:

1 - Fix the screen height: It's of the utmost importance to make sure the screen is eye-level. You can fix this issue by putting the screen on a stack of books or using a laptop stand. If you're using a laptop, you can connect the laptop to a keyboard and mouse.

2 - Once you've fixed your screen height, fix your posture and do a neck stretch. One neck stretch involved tucking your chin and untiring your chin. This helps receives the stress at the base of your neck.

3 - Make sure you take breaks between games or between periods of work. During this break, move your neck side to side. Then lean back in the chair and look up. You can use a towel to support your neck.

Find which stretch works for you and keep stretching.
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