People these days face the problem of “owning” a double chin even though they’re not over weighted. I’ve always wondered if there is a simple way of dealing with this problem that doesn’t involve surgery. Luckily I’ve discovered a series of exercises that proved to be very effective and so I thought I have to share it with you.
Because a double chin is a layer of subcutaneous fat around the neck I think it stands to reason that the best methods to get rid of it are exercises and not a special kind of diet although, if this problem is combined or caused by some thyroid issues, avoiding iodine salt is a MUST.
Here are some exercises that, if done on a regular basis, will help you get rid of your double chin problem.
Open your mouth
One effective exercise is to open your mouth as wide as you can and stick your tongue out as far as you can, trying to touch your chin with your tongue. Hold for 10 counts and repeat 10 times. When you do this exercise, you will feel that your chin and neck muscles are tightening.
This exercise helps to strengthen and tighten the muscles in your face and neck. Stand with your back and neck straight. Raise your chin toward the ceiling and purse your lips in an exaggerated kissing position and hold for a count of 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Roll your neck
Stand with your spine upright. Turn your head to the side so that your chin is parallel to your shoulder. Your eyes should be looking off to the side, too. Slowly roll your head downward, then up to the other side. Repeat 10 times.
Lie on a bed or sofa with your head hanging over the edge. Lift your chin towards your chest. Hold the contraction for 10 counts and then slowly lower your head to the starting position. Repeat 10 times then relax.
The tennis ball exercise
Place a tennis ball against your throat and hold it there with your chin. Press your chin against the ball tightly, then slightly release. Repeat 10 times.
This exercise works on the muscle that runs down from your jaw along your neck and is called platysma. Stand with your neck erect. Tighten the tendons in your jaw by pulling your lips up over your teeth and turning the corners of your mouth downward, almost as if you were frowning. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. Repeat the exercise 10 times.