Something else to consider while you’re driving is your posture. Sitting down for prolonged periods can lead to: tightened muscles, headaches/ migraines, a weak core, lower back pain and poor posture. Try some of these basic stretches to help loosen you up throughout your driving trip. Only perform these when stopped at traffic lights or out of the vehicle.
Place one hand on the opposite side of your head and pull towards the arm that is raised. This will stretch the side of your neck. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat on the opposite side.
Tuck your chin in (so you have a double chin) and then roll it in towards your chest. Hold this for five seconds – relax your shoulders at the same time. Repeat 10 times.
Roll your shoulders in a circular motion in a clockwise direction 10 times, then anti- clockwise 10 times. Think of the shoulders going up, back, then down.
Shoulder blade squeezes:
Think about a pen placed between your shoulder blades, now squeeze the shoulder blades together and squeeze that imaginary pen for 10 seconds. Repeat three times. Remember, these tips and stretches do not replace your exercise regime! They should be performed in addition to your regular physical activities.