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How to Stretch Your Neck

Where would you be without your neck? For one, you wouldn't be able to turn your head to see, hear, smell, or talk in the direction of your choice. And you'd be a lot shorter. So be good to your neck—give it a stretch.


  • Step 1: Lie on floor Lie down on the floor.
  • Step 2: Turn & hold Turn your head to one side until you feel a comfortable tension, and hold for about 10 seconds.
  • TIP: Focus on keeping your spine aligned straight up through your neck—don't tilt your chin up.
  • Step 3: Rotate & hold Slowly rotate your neck so you're facing the other direction, stretching the other side. Hold this for another 10 seconds.
  • Step 4: Repeat rotation Repeat this rotation 3 to 5 times, each time trying to go slightly further into the stretch.
  • Step 5: Release & relax Release the stretch and relax. You'll be turning heads in no time.
  • FACT: The bassist from the heavy metal band Metallica quit after 14 years, citing irreparable neck damage from head-banging.

You Will Need

  • A floor

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