[Study Filter] Neck and back tension while studying
March 16, 2014 4:51 AM Subscribe
I recently started a very intense study abroad program in Beijing studying Chinese. Classes start at 8am and go until 5pm, then I come home and study until I go to sleep around 11pm. Through all this work my neck and back tend to become very tense.
posted by lalunamel to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Most of my time studying and sitting in class is spent learning new vocab by repetitive writing in a book, in the air, or something in between. I often find that while studying or taking a test in class my shoulders have climbed up my neck and I have become very tense. When I notice I immediately relax my back and arms, but in another five or ten minutes I notice myself doing the same thing all over again.
I don't have the ability to change the environment where I work in a big way. New chairs aren't available, for example.
Do you have any tips for how to sit to alleviate neck tension or any exercises I can do that will help me relax?