Avenues: Relieving Neck Pain

EASY EXERCISES FOR NECK PAIN RELIEF TRY THESE STRETCHES FOR THE NECK!

CHIN TUCK SUPINE Lie with roll under neck. Without lifting head, tuck chin gently. Keep the large muscles in the neck relaxed. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.

NECK SIDEBENDING STRETCH Sit with good posture. Slowly lower your ear towards your shoulder as far as you comfortably can. Use your arm to guide your head slightly further until you feel a gentle stretch in your neck. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 3 times on each side.

Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS • 2 strips low-sodium bacon • 1/2 cup ice cubes • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream

• 1/4 tsp finely grated lemon zest • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice • Kosher salt & black pepper • 6 1/2 cups broccoli florets • 1/3 cup golden raisins • 2 tbsp salted roasted sunflower seeds

DIRECTIONS Combine the ice cubes, onions and 1 cup water in a small bowl. Let the onions soak for 10 minutes while preparing the rest of the salad, then drain and pat dry. Cook the bacon in a small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings for the dressing. Finely chop the bacon strips and reserve. Whisk the buttermilk, sour cream, lemon zest and juice, reserved bacon drippings, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Add the broccoli, onions and golden raisins to the dressing.Toss well, cover and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours. Season with additional salt and pepper.Transfer toaservingdishand topwith thechoppedbaconandsunflowerseeds. Courtesy of: 2012 Television Food Network, G.P.

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