Step 4—Parked Perfect

The trip to grandma's house may be over the hills and through the woods, but it's also behind a wheel stuck in traffic.

While you are in a parked position, use your headrest to help strengthen the back of your neck. Pull your chin down and lift tall through the top of your head as you press back gently to the headrest in your car. As a passenger, you can practice this simple neck strengthening exercise for 10- to 30-second holds along the way. You'll find less pressure on your mid and lower back and, as a positive side effect, better posture.

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