Recently I started doing exercises to strengthen the muscles in my neck. I lie on a flat surface, lift my head an inch or two, and count. My initial goal was a count of thirty but over a period of weeks I’ve made it up to a hundred. Then I rest for a few seconds and repeat.
After that, I do a variation. I lift my head as before but this time I turn my face from side to side in a smooth steady movement and count the number of reps; my current goal is thirty side-to-side turns. This one helps when you’re driving and need to look into your blind spot.
All exercise brings circulation to the area being worked. It makes sense that neck exercises would increase blood flow to that part of the body, but could it also have a beneficial effect on the brain? Somebody should really research this; it would be easy and not too expensive and the consequences could be significant.
- Improves the appearance of the front of the neck and jawline.
- Strengthens the abs.