Have you been noticing unsightly double chins in all your digital ‘selfies’ lately? If you are and you are freaking out about it, don’t fret. The good news is that it is possible to tone your chin and neck without surgery with just a few targeted exercises. With time, the elasticity and collagen of our skin reduces and causes it to sag near the chin and neck, usually after the age of 20 years. Besides this, poor diet, smoking and frequent sun exposure can also contribute to the process. Try the given 10 exercises to tone your problem region and get rid of that double chin.
Here Are Exercises To Shrink Double Chin
Pout And Tilt
In a standing or sitting position, stick your lower lip out as much as possible and form a pout. If you touch your chin in this position, it should feel puckered and wrinkled. Hold the position for a second, then contract the muscles in the front of the neck as your lower down your chin towards your chest. Now hold this position for another second, then relax the lips and return to the original position. For best results, perform 2 sets of 20 repetitions each day.
Straight with a straight spine and keep your shoulders down. Slowly tilt your head backward in such a way that you are looking towards the ceiling. Now press your tongue forcefully flat towards the roof of the mouth. Hold the tongue in the same place and lower your chin towards your chest as much as you can without rounding the upper back. When you do this, you will feel the front side of the neck as well as your chin contract. Relax the tongue and return the neck to the original position. Perform 2 sets of at least 20 repetitions each everyday.
While standing or sitting, keep your back straight by elongating your spine. Now move the jaw in up-down motion just like you are chewing something while keeping the lips closed. Simultaneously inhale through your nose deeply and exhale slowly while humming. Once exhaled completely, open the mouth wide and press the tip of the tongue against the back of the bottom teeth. While doing so, inhale again and exhale while audibly saying ‘ahhh’. One rep of this exercise will take about 90 seconds. You just need to perform this exercise twice daily.
Standing up with your arms on either side and tilt your head as far back as possible to face the ceiling. Now try to kiss your ceiling by puckering the lips and trying to extend them as much as you can away from the face. When doing this, you will feel the muscles tightening in your chin and neck. Hold the position for 5 seconds, then relax and lower your head back to the original position. Perform 2 sets with 15 repetitions each.
Sit down keeping your shoulders down and back straight; then tilt your head backwards and look towards the ceiling. Close the lips in such a way that they are together but in a relaxed position. Now keep the lips closed, but open the mouth to form an ‘O’. Hold your lips in this position for 15-20 seconds and then return to the original position.
You will feel contraction under your jaw line on both sides of the neck while performing this exercise. Perform 2 sets with 10 repetitions each.