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Can exercise shorten your neck?

Can exercise shorten your neck?

No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese people. If you are exercising to build a lot of muscle, it might appear as if the the neck shortens. On the other hand, if you are exercising to lose weight, it may appear as if your neck will lengthen. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Whats the best exercise to strengthen neck?

Postural exercises: There is no one exercise that is best for the neck. For most people, there are a few that are helpful depending on if the exercises are being done for prevention or treatment of injuries. A physical therapist can teach you how to isolate the deep flexors and extensors. Postural alignment exercises (i.e. Chin tuck maneuver) are part of a functional prevention and treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Neck fusion pain. What kind of exercise can I do?

Depends on surgery: Talk to you doctor and your pt team. If he or they are not available just do some simple stretching, heat and massage. Not knowing exactly what type of fusion was performed. You maybe real restrictions! good luck. See my other post on muscles, myofascial release therapy and acupuncture. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

What kind of exercise I can do to stretch my neck?

Range of motion: Gentle range of motion is usually the very best way to stretch your neck. You want to be very careful with any neck exercises in general - particularly if you are suffering from an injury or have any issues with your neck/spine. Slow rolling/nodding/turning are usually the best ways to loosen up! ...Read more

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Will exercise using weights to reduce fats on neck, face and shoulders ?

Will exercise using weights to reduce fats on neck, face and shoulders ?

Probably not.: To lose fat in those areas, you need to participate in aerobic activity, prolonged activity within a certain heart rate. That's what will burn the fat in those areas. ...Read more

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My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

My neck is longer than the normal people. Are there any ways to shorten it? Exercise or ?

Accept who you are: No, there is nothing to make it shorter. Some other people are complaining that their necks are too short and they want to make them longer.The point is that the grass on the other side is always greener. Try to accept the difference--embrace yourself and accept who you are. Your family and friends love you for who you are-does not matter how long your neck is. But what matters is how kind you're. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

What is the best exercise for a stiff neck?

Nose to armpit: and chin to chest. Apply moist heat to the neck for 15-20 minutes before performing the exercises. Perform the indicated exercises 4-6 times/day. Repeat each exercise 6-8 times. Be sure to breathe correctly throughout the exercises. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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What can I do or take for my neck arthritus and is exercise ok.?

What can I do or take for my neck arthritus and is exercise ok.?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories such as alleve, advil (ibuprofen) etc. Over the counter are useful. Also heat, massage are useful. Your dr. Can prescribe physical therapy. Joint supplements can help. Sometimes cortisone injections.Exercise is good when done correctly. ...Read more

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Best exercise methods for strengthening your core, neck and back?

Best exercise methods for strengthening your core, neck and back?

Yoga: Simply yoga would be your best bet for a single exercise that strengthens the core and works on flexibility. ...Read more