Most people carry a little extra fat under the chin and unfortunately getting rid of it isn’t easy. I have been doing double chin exercises for years and found them to be beneficial over the long term.
Good posture is a big help and standing up straight can make an instant improvement. It’s not necessary to walk about with your head in the air just make a conscious effort not to slouch.
You can do these exercises at any time but I find setting a routine means you are more likely to do them regularly. I do mine first thing in the morning with the rest of my exercises.
When you start any new exercise routine start gently and build up over time.
Here is a short video showing the double chin exercises, or follow the text below.
Double chin exercises you can do every day. You can do these exercises at any time but as with any exercise, a routine is preferable since you are less likely to forget. I always found early morning and just before bed the ideal time.
Stand comfortably. Slowly raise your head from your chest and tilt it back as far as possible. Do not strain. Close your mouth tightly so that your feel the neck muscles stretch. Count to ten and relax, bring your head back to normal. Start by doing this exercise once or twice a day than gradually increase until you are doing ten a day.
Stand comfortable with your head at a natural angle. Open your mouth wide and put your tongue out as far as possible. Count to ten and then relax. Do this as many times as you comfortable can, again building to ten.
Stand comfortable with your head at a natural angle. Bring your lower lip- up as far as possible, count to ten and relax. Repeat ten times.
Stand comfortable with your head at a natural angle. Pull your chin upwards so you feel your muscles stretch. Count to ten and relax. Build to ten.
Sit upright, then tilt your head back as far as you can manage, now open and close your mouth several times feeling the muscle stretch each time.
Before you go to sleep.
This is a simple exercise you can do every night with very little effort. I have been doing this for years and it has worked for me.
Lie on your side and as you put your head on the pillow, tilt your head to stretch your neck. Remember gently is the key, at no time should you experience discomfort. During the night you will naturally change positions but those first few moments every night will make a difference. Gradually you will find tilting your head becomes part of your natural sleep pattern.
This is beneficial if done in conjunction with double chin exercises. Stand straight with your head level. Using the back of your hand slap under your chin, start slowly and increase speed. Yes this is the one you see the aging actress do in the movies! Do this for a couple of minutes two or three times a day.
Regular exercises have better results.
The great thing about these double chin exercises is that you can slot them into your daily life at any time. Waiting for the kettle to boil or the printer to finish is a good opportunity to slip in a couple of exercises. You will have better results with double chin exercises if you do them every day.
Keep your skin supple
Help to keep the skin on your neck and throat supple by moisturizing daily with skin cream or oil. When applying products remember to use massaging motions and always stroke upwards towards the face.
If you are pushed for time
I recently developed a new routine that only takes about one minute and is proving to be effective. You can do it sitting or standing.
Step 1 Tilt head back slightly.
Step 2 Repeat these words out loud and draw the words out. You will feel the throat muscles tighten as you do this. Ideal words are.
There are several other vowels that work well, experiment and see what works for you. Like all exercises persistence is the key, muscles that are out of shape need a bit of time to tighten up but the results will be worth it.
Double chin exercises are very beneficial if you are following a weight loss diet. As you shed the weight these exercises help to take up the slack in loose skin. A good diet and exercise regime will help to keep that double chin at bay.