Exercise can reduce the risk of developing cervical spondylosis. One of the factors that can lead to the development of this degenerative condition is limited physical activity, as exercise helps to strengthen the muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and bones; therefore, if you are not getting enough exercise, the components of the cervical spine can suffer.
Simply tilting the neck up and down and side to side several times a day can minimize the risk of cervical spondylosis. To execute up and down neck tilts, bend your head forward until your chin makes contact with your chest, then sense the muscles for a few seconds, bring the head back to a normal position, and repeat several times.
For side to side neck tilts, position your head toward one shoulder, tense the muscles for a few seconds, return the neck to a normal position, and repeat several times on each side.