Double Chin Exercises

by Sam Malone

A double chin is very common, especially in those people, who are overweight or are on the heavier side. Just like some of the other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs and hips, the body can also store fat in the chin. There are also some people who are quite slim, but have a double chin, because the chin is the only place where their bodies store fat. The main causes of a double chin in such cases are genetic and slack facial muscles. Other factors that could lead to a double chin are high caloric intake, lack of physical activity and progressing age. Unfortunately, double chin reduction could be a bit more challenging than losing weight on some of the other parts of the body.

How to Lose Double Chin?

There are several ways in which you can get rid of a double chin. Of course, the first step towards double chin reduction is by maintaining a diet that is low in fact and calories. Foods that are high in calories add to the fat that is stored in the chin, worsening the problem. Therefore, eating a diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and other foods that are low in fat can help weight loss on the chin area, as well as the other parts of the body.

The most highly recommended method of getting rid of a double chin is by engaging in certain double chin exercises. Exercises like walking, swimming, jogging, cycling and running can help a person lose weight all over the body, including the chin. However, like other spot reduction exercises aimed at reducing the fat mainly on one particular part of the body, double chin exercises are a great way to burning off the fat in the chin area at a faster pace. The most effective double chin exercises focus on the platysma and mentalis muscles and at the same time, they help firm up the throat, jowl area and the neck. Given below are some simple double chin exercises, which you should practice every single day, preferably twice a day:

  • Sit in an upright position and tilt your head as far back, as you can manage. Open your mouth and close it, so that you feel the chin muscles stretch each time. Continue this exercise for at least 5 to 10 minutes
  • Stand upright, with your head at a natural angle, as you normally would. Pull your chin up, so that the facial muscles stretch. Count till ten before relaxing. Repeat this exercises at least 10 times
  • Stand in a natural and comfortable position and gradually, raise your head and tilt it back. Without straining, tilt your head back as much as possible and close your mouth, so that you feel muscles in the neck stretch. Hold this position till the count of ten and then relax, moving your head back to the normal pose. Start this exercise with as many as you can, but gradually build up, till you are doing at least ten a day.

Several people consider chewing sugar free gum as a part of double chin exercises. However, exercises which put an additional strain on the muscles are bound to be a lot more effective. One of the biggest advantages of double chin exercises are that they require no special equipment and can be performed anywhere. As a part of a double chin workout and care routine, it is best to keep the neck supple with the help of a moisturizer or essential oils, after performing the double chin exercises.

In some severe cases, people may even consider surgical methods for double chin removal, such as liposuction and plastic surgery. However, such methods should only be adopted after a detailed discussion with a surgeon or any other doctor.

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