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Suffering from text neck? Follow Yasmin Karachiwala’s hacks to fix the problem in no time

Published on:11 April 2021, 11:00am IST
Work from home has led to an increase in cases of text neck, worsening the posture. But celebrity fitness instructor Yasmin Karachiwala has the perfect solution for you in her latest Instagram post!
Geetika Sachdev
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Ever since Covid-19 took over our lives in 2020, life has changed, and so has work. Previously, we would go crazy and battle traffic to get to work; today, our workstations at home are on fire. Now, it isn’t that ‘work from home’ doesn’t have its benefits, but it has also made us way more sedentary and dependent on our gadgets. We are constantly putting pressure on our neck (yes, we don’t realise) and that’s not a good sign. 

But worry not, because celebrity fitness instructor and pilates guru Yasmin Karachiwala has the perfect solution for a mobile or text neck. If you don’t pay attention to your neck, you can end up with severe pain and damage. So, let’s find out what she has to say and follow her advice. Are you ready?

“In today’s times, we are all so into our phones that we don’t realise our necks have come to a forward neck posture, but here are some simple exercises that you can do 2-3 times a day to improve your posture and strengthen your neck muscles,” writes Karachiwala in her Instagram post.

 

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Here are some exercises you can do to fix the problem:
1. Chin glides

This simple exercise will strengthen the deep cervical flexors, lower cervical extensors, and other muscles that keep the head pulled back in good posture.

Here’s how to do it:

– Press back and release;
– Keep your back and shoulders neutral;
– Do five to 10 reps.

2. Isometric head press

This exercise, too, will help you strengthen your neck muscles and improve flexibility.

Here’s how to do it:

– Press back, hold for five seconds and release;
– Keep your chin parallel to the floor;
– Do five reps.

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Text ain’t no joking matter! In fact, it can be very painful. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Active sustained chin glides

This exercise is helpful in reducing neck pain, caused by poor posture.

Here’s how to do it:

– Press into the walls, as you glide your neck behind;
– Keep your hands at a height, where your shoulders don’t shrug;
– Press back, hold for five seconds and release.

So ladies, do not take it lightly in any way and do these exercises to fix your posture.

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.