Does your double chin embarrass you? Double chin can actually make you look chubby, even though you might have normal weight. Double chin happens due to a number of reasons, which includes excess weight. If you have the problem of double chin, you need to do a few exercises regularly to get rid of double chin. You will notice the difference in how you look in a few days.
How To Reduce Double Chin
This exercise works on the platysma which is a big muscle which extends from shoulders to your jawline. Working out on this muscle, helps in getting a firm chin and removes excess fat accumulation from the area. Start by standing straight or sit down but keep your spine straight. Pull your lips in, towards the teeth. You will turn the mouth corners downwards. You will then again open your mouth very lightly and try to activate muscles in jaw. Your lips shall be firm and pressed on teeth. Keep the corners down. Your neck tendons shall stand out. Now, you will wiggle your lower jaw as many as 10 times.
Sit down straight, your shoulders will be down. Slowly tilt your head as if looking at the ceiling. You will forcefully press the tongue on the upper portion of mouth. As you keep your tongue in this position, lower the chin towards your chest as much as you can. Your should not be rounding the upper back at this time. You will feel the contraction in your chin muscles. Once done, relax. Straighten the neck and relax your tongue and get back to your starting position. This is one repetition. You need to do at least two sets of at least 15 repetitions.
This exercise will not just stretch and tone your chin and neck muscles, it will also help in releasing tension from shoulders and also reduces neck pain. Stand or sit down as you keep your spine erect. Inhale and turn your head to a side till your chin gently touches the shoulder. You will be looking at one side at this time.
As you exhale, you will move your head downwards, till your chin is close towards the chest.
Your spine should be straight all the while. As you inhale, you will be lifting your head backwards till your chin touches the shoulder. This complete neck roll should be done at least 7 – 10 times in a day. It will help in reducing double chin.
Kiss The Ceiling
Stand straight. Your arms will hang by your sides. Move your head a bit back and you should be able to see the ceiling. Now, try to kiss the ceiling, by extending your lips and moving them away from face as much as you can. This will tighten your muscles around your chin and neck. Stay in this position for at least 10 seconds. Relax and slowly allow your chin to get back to the position from where you started. This will be one repetition. You need to do at least two sets.
Stand straight and keep your spine erect. In this position, rotate your head gently so as to make a full circle from shoulder to back and shoulder to chin. Your shoulder should be down and backwards throughout the exercise. This will be one repetition. You need to do at least 10 such repetitions in a day.