of the things that we often neglect is our neck. We
pay too much attention on our face that we almost forget
all about our neck and how much it contributes for a
beautiful posture. A healthy neck supports your head,
keeping it aligned with the rest of the spine in a proper,
balanced posture. The neck has a slight natural curve,
which sits on top of the two curves in the middle and
lower back. Correct posture maintains all three curves
and prevents undue stress and strain by distributing
body weight evenly. Good posture is not simply a matter
of "standing tall." It refers to correct use of the
body at all times. To prevent problems, avoiding strain
must become a way of life, practised while lying, sitting,
standing, walking, working, and exercising. By learning
to live with good posture, under all circumstances,
you will gradually develop proper carriage and stronger
muscles which are needed to protect and support your
neck as well as your back.
Common Neck Problems
Lines on the neck :
The skin on the neck is very thin and delicate and if
you don't take proper care then you are likely to develop
lines on your neck. Without proper exercise you may
land up with loss of muscle tone around the neck and
develop premature aged skin resulting in ugly lines
around the neck. If the area is not cleaned properly
the dead cell also accumulate adding to the problem.
Sometimes the skin also becomes saggy and develops lines
after a long period of illness.
Excessive hair :
Excessive hair grows on the neck accompanied by the
hair on the chin because of hormonal imbalances. Side
effects of certain medication can also cause this problem.
There are many hair removal techniques, which however
should only be handled by professionals.
Pigmentation of the skin around
the neck :
The main cause of pigmentation is neglect of the body,
exposure to sun and bad posture. This problem gets aggravated
in the neck area if we adopt a bad posture thereby causing
the pigments to accumulate near the neck and causing
pigmentation. Thus if the neck is held straight the
problem of uneven distribution of pigment will be less.
General Neck Care
Always keep your neck straight and keep your posture
the skin regularly and do exfoliation with the general
scrub. This will remove the dead cells.
the neck regularly, but don't apply very high finger
scrubbing of the neck with a natural scrubber activates
the lymphatic glands and removes dead cells.
on a low pillow. This will keep the neck alignment
at work do not lean over your work, hobbies, projects,
etc. Angle work so that you can look straight ahead,
or sit closer to your work area.
is best to sleep on a firm mattress rather than on
a soft bed.
lifting objects bring the object close to you using
your legs in lifting, not your back so that u don't
put extra pressure on your neck.
sleeping the neck should be neither bent nor extended,
it should be gently supported.
neck exercises through out the day.