Hello everyone and wish you all a new week full of energy!
Smartphones, computers… make our lives more convenient, however, smartphones, computers… make many people have a bad habit of staring at these devices for a long time. This habit adversely affects the neck and back. Doctors have named this condition “tech neck”. Tech neck is a new term that has appeared in the past few years. The reason comes from when many people have a habit of looking down at the mobile phone screen or working on the computer too much. The majority of people with this syndrome are office workers.
So today Drinkizz will introduce to you the “Neck Stretch” exercise, help prevent “Tech neck” disease and relax at work!
Please note: Prolonged neck pain will cause psychological stress and produce more cortisol (stress hormone). When cortisol is high, the antioxidant enzymes in the blood become less active. Antioxidant enzymes in our body are the most powerful source of antioxidants, so if these enzymes are weak, our body will suffer from lack of energy, fatigue, aging and disease. .
What happens to the body when you do the “Neck Stretch” exercise?
The “Neck stretch” exercise has a calming effect and balances the nervous system. Nerves and sensory receptors are stimulated and messages are sent along nerve pathways through the spinal cord to the brain. At that time, the parasympathetic system will slow down the body’s activities, such as lowering the heart rate, regulating breathing, lowering blood pressure and reducing the amount of sweat.
When you relax completely, psychological stress will be reduced. As a result, antioxidant enzymes in the blood such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase… work better, helping to balance free radicals in the body. (1)
What are the benefits of the “Neck Stretch” exercise?
Doing the movement for 10 to 15 minutes a day helps:
✅ Regeneration of energy!
✅ Reduce pain, neck fatigue!
Let’s do the the “Neck Stretch” exercise with Drinkizz!
✅ Step 1, keep your back straight, you can stand or sit as you like.
✅ Step 2, tilt your head to the left, hold the pose for 5 seconds and switch sides.
✅ Step 3, tilt your head back, hold the pose for 5 seconds, then bend your head forward.
Note: Do the movement very slowly and practice for 10 to 15 minutes. Remember to stretch as much as possible for the best results!