Better Posture Equals Fewer Headache

Subjecting your head and neck muscles to prolonged strain can cause them to stiffen, leading to a tension headache. Maintaning good posture and avoiding repetitive motions can help avoid such problems. The following suggestions may also reduce muscle tension:

  1. Avoid excessive gum-chewing that can tighten jaw muscles.
  2. Avoiding cupping the telephone between your shoulder and ear. If you use the telephone often, you may want to invest in a headset.
  3. Try not to clench your jaw or grind your teeth.
  4. Don’t rest your chin on your chest while reading.
  5. Keep your computer monitor at eye level.

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