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Nora Ephron sneaked into beauty lovers’ hearts with her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, which is all about dealing with getting older and everything that comes with it. Did you know that the neck is one of the first parts of the body that shows Some of the most obvious hallmarks of reaching your 30s are developing sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles on your neck. Luckily, these can be avoided (and to some extent, reversible) by doing neck exercises.

Here are five ways they can make you more youthful.

Relieves Tension

The foremost benefit of doing neck exercises is getting relief. More than its appearance, one quality of a healthy, youthful neck is its strength. So, if your neck frequently hurts or strains easily, that’s not a good sign. This chronic pain can inhibit mobility and prevent you from  . Neck exercises can reduce pain by increasing blood flow to the neck muscles. 

Basic exercises like the shoulder roll and neck roll can provide relief as well as prevent injuries. You could also try doing low-impact , such as swimming or walking. These increase blood flow to the neck and help your body stay flexible.

Tones the Muscles

The jury is still out on whether doing neck exercises tightens sagging neck skin. According to Harvard Health, stretching the neck can also help reduce the appearance of scars by making it more pliable. It also notes that neck lines are easier to prevent than the reverse, so take the time to do neck exercises to prevent further sagging. 

Face yoga exercises, such as tilting your neck to the sky, can help fight the pull of gravity. The Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research also recommends smiling wide with your mouth closed or puckering and loosening the lips 10 times for 10 seconds each time.

Improves Posture

Period. Moreover, it can lead to poor circulation, varicose veins, aching and stiffness, as well as even more neck wrinkles. Good posture, on the other hand, radiates energy and strength. It’s also contagious — you see someone with , and it immediately makes you want to sit up straight to match their energy. 

Technology is a primary contributor to bad posture. Looking down at our devices all the time makes us stoop and slouch. According to an article published by Annals of Dermatology, this so-called “tech neck” can also make you get neck wrinkles at a much younger age.

The North American Spine Society recommends doing seated chin tucks eight to 10 times a day. Sit up straight with your arms on your sides and squeeze your shoulder blades together and down. Holding the position, look straight ahead and pull your chin backward (as if creating a double chin). Hold for three seconds and repeat.

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Try these neck exercises to make yourself look better and feel better before and after a workout, or even in between . They’re quick and easy ways to rejuvenate your body and prevent fatigue, stiffness, and body aches, all while preventing neck wrinkles!