Does your neck ache? Is it worse when you drive or are on the computer for long periods of time? You are probably sticking your neck out and straining the delicate neck muscles. It’s easy to do but can become a bad habit. If you counter that with a healthy habit, you can retrain yourself.
Sit up straight and line up your ears with your shoulders. Move your head backward which forces you to tuck in your chin. You’ll feel a stretch from your neck to the base of the skull. Hold for 5 seconds, and then release. If it feels forced, take two slow, deep breaths while you’re holding your head back and tucking in your chin.
Do this stretch whenever your neck is bothering you. If you want to create a healthy habit, also do this stretch at regular intervals, like stopping at a red light, or whenever you minimize a window on your computer.