Is your working environment causing muscular tension?
Simple tips to help prevent neck & should tension
Muscular tension can be eased with a few simple tips. Make sure you are conscious of how your body feels so you can immediately address it before it becomes an issue.
Good posture goes a long way. Is your workspace ergonomic? If spending a lot of time at a computer or undertaking repetitive motions, you need to ensure that your surrounding is adequately equipped to enable you to carry your tasks without muscular tension.
You could source a chair that gives you good lumbar support.
Don’t be embarrassed to stretch away! When at work, stop regularly and do some easy stretching exercises such as gently shaking arms and legs to loosen your muscles up.
Take some deep breaths.
Oxygen can do wonders – take a few deep breaths to help you relax. Alternatively go for a walk outside to get some fresh air if you work in an air-conditioned environment. A good night sleep. Waking up well rested can help reduce chances of experiencing muscular tension.
Exercising gently on a regular basis – such as yoga and meditation classes, can help ease muscular tension. Speak to a personal trainer so he/she can show you exercises that are the most appropriate to your needs.
Treat yourself to a massage.
Getting body massages can also help relieve muscular tension. The combination of massage plus the aromatherapy oils can relax your muscles.
Use warming therapy.
Help ease every day muscular tension in the neck & shoulders with a topical warming product such as Deep Heat Muscle Rescue Neck & Shoulder Pain Relieving Heat Patch which provides long lasting warming pain relief.