Headache Relief Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

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Headaches: everyone has had them; no one wants them. The cause of headaches can vary, with the location of the pain often indicating what brought it on. Popping a pill is often the easiest way to deal with a nasty headache, but if you’d rather ease them without the use of medication, give these exercises a go. 

Chin Tuck

Sit up straight, with your back pressed against a wall or the back of your chair. Bring your chin towards the front of your throat without tilting your head, effectively scrunching your neck and giving yourself a double chin. Hold the position for five seconds, then relax. Repeat 10 times an hour.

Side to Side

Begin by standing straight. Turn your head to the right and look over your right shoulder as far as you can. Maintain this position for 10 seconds, then face forwards again. Do the same movement on the left. Repeat this sequence three times on each side.

Shoulder Squeeze

Relax the top of your shoulders. Imagine there is a tennis ball between your shoulder blades and squeeze the shoulder blades together as though you are squeezing the ball. Hold for five seconds and repeat 10 times per hour.