One of the ways to reduce tightness in your neck and shoulders is to stretch out your pectoral muscles. Doing a chest stretch helps loosen muscles that become tight from sitting too long hunched forward over a desk or a computer. Here’s a simple chest stretch to help your neck and shoulder discomfort:

Find the corner of a room, or perhaps a doorway. Stand straight and tall and bring your arms up. Bend them at the elbow so your hands are on either side of your head, like a cactus.

Step into the corner or the doorway so you can rest your forearms on the walls or door frame. Slowly lean forward until you feel a stretch across your chest. Continue to lean forward until you’ve found a stretch that is challenging but allows you to breathe through it. You should not be in pain. Stay in the this position, breathing in and out slowly, to the count of 30. Repeat several times a day.

Chest Stretch