Eat more fruits and vegetables (don’t be picky!). Avoid too much cold or very oily food.
Prepare a simple drink by adding wolfberries, chrysanthemum and red dates to hot water. Some herbal wine is also good for blood circulation.
Any kind of simple activity that gets the heart pumping, improves circulation and strengthens the muscles.
Relax and try not to get riled; otherwise, muscles will tense up.
Maintain a relaxed posture to prevent tense muscles. A pillow 4-5cm high is best. If you sleep on your side, your neck and shoulder should form a right angle.
6. Keep dry
Dry yourself thoroughly after a shower, and do not let wet hair rest against your neck for too long.
Photo courtesy of Thinkstock. This article first appeared in NATURA magazine issue No.2. Find NATURA at Eu Yan Sang retail outlets, newsstands and major bookstores in Singapore.