How to Exercise Your Neck (and Why You Should)

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We may pay more attention to our biceps or our butts, but every part of our body is full of muscles that can benefit from exercise. Our necks are no exception.

If you spend a lot of time craning your neck forward—peering at a computer screen, let’s say—you may be missing out on other movements that will keep the muscles in and around your neck happy. Because just as we can exercise our feet, we can also exercise our necks.

There’s yoga for everything, and of course our pals like Adriene have routines that focus on the neck and adjoining areas, like our backs and shoulders. (The muscles of the neck connect to other parts of the body, so many “neck muscles” actually belong to the back and other body parts.)

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