7 Exercises to Get Rid of a Double Chin
Poor posture, obesity and genetic factors can lead to the formation of double chin. A beautiful face loses its charm with sagging skin under your chin. But following some exercises regularly can help you get rid of a double chin. Here are some exercises to help you out.
1. Simple chin lift
Sit straight with your shoulders pushed back. Lift your chin and keep your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth. While you press your tongue up, count up to 10. The chin muscles begin to contract and eventually shorten.
2. Chin and neck stretch
This exercise can be done in a sitting or standing position. Tilt your head backwards as much as possible so that chin looks up to the sky. But do not push beyond your threshold and develop pain in your neck or spinal region. Stay in this position for 20 seconds and subsequently lower your head very slowly. While doing this exercise, make sure your back bone is not bent.
3. Neck roll
Place a towel against the wall at eyelevel. By placing the top of your head on the towel, look downwards. Next, move your body in circles in a swinging motion but make sure your head does not change its position. This movement places a lot of strain on neck and chin muscles and therefore helps remove sagging or even prevent it.
4. The scoop
Open your mouth wide. Thrust you jaw outwards as you bend your face lower. This position looks as if you are ready to scoop something with your lower jaw. In this position, if you feel that your lower teeth are touching your upper lip; then you know you are doing it right. Doing this 15 times or more every day will help you get rid of double chin.
5. Chew it
This exercise is similar to chewing and eat movements. Raise your chin and pretend as if you are chewing some food. So, move your mouth and jaws to pretend this act. If you are finding it difficult to chew, then just opening and closing your mouth should be adequate. After some time, you will feel the tension in your jaw and neck.
6. Pucker up
Stand straight and tall and place your feet shoulder width apart. Move your head back and look straight up to the ceiling. Bring your lips to a pucker and extend your lips in a manner that you are going to kiss the ceiling. While doing this, place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and count till 10. Contraction in the jaw and neck muscles causes them to shorten.
7. Good posture
Bad posture is also an important cause for double chin. Fat accumulation in the neck area occurs with bad posture and skin under your jaw begins to sag. Whether you are standing or reading a book or sitting on your computer, make sure you sit straight and keep your chin up. Once you shift to good posture, you will begin to notice reduction in your double chin.