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Sufferer of tight, achy neck & upper trap. Usually when stressed. What types of exercise are best to strengthen those areas & alleviate tension/pain?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine

In brief: Neck and shoulder

neck and shoulder rolls and stretches can be very helpful.
Doing resistance exercises for the neck and shoulders with either exercise band for the neck and/or weight for the shoulders can help strengthen these muscles. Relaxation and deep breathing exercises can help with stress and anxiety. http://www.self.com/fitness/2015/02/stretches-relieve-sore-neck-sitting-all-day/

In brief: Neck and shoulder

neck and shoulder rolls and stretches can be very helpful.
Doing resistance exercises for the neck and shoulders with either exercise band for the neck and/or weight for the shoulders can help strengthen these muscles. Relaxation and deep breathing exercises can help with stress and anxiety. http://www.self.com/fitness/2015/02/stretches-relieve-sore-neck-sitting-all-day/
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