Are you suffering from an unsightly double chin? This is one of the most common and dreaded harbingers of your overweight condition.
Even if you have recently worked hard and succeeded in losing much of your weight, you may still be troubled by this unfortunate side effect.
However, there is no need to panic. We’ve recently compiled a handy list of the 11 best exercises that you can make use of in order to lose that double chin, once and for all.
These 11 exercises have been tested and are very effective. Here’s the list for your own reference.
The Big Scoop
One of the most common and effective facial gymnastics that you can make use of in order to reduce your double chin is known as the Big Scoop. The key is to imagine that you need to scoop out water using only your lower jaw.
Just open up your mouth and gently roll your lower lip over your bottom teeth.
Move your head downward, using a quick scooping motion. Then quickly close your mouth as you life your head upward. Make sure that the corners of your mouth are relaxed.
You should repeat this exercise 5 to 7 times for the maximum effect.
Touch Your Nose with Your Tongue
Flash out your tongue. Push it out as far as possible, then try to touch your nose with it. Keep your lips as relaxed and as far out of the way as possible as you do so.
Repeat this exercise 5 to 7 times as needed.
Make the Oval Face
The idea here is to make the perfect oval face. First, turn your head to the left. As you do so, try to pull your lower jaw in a forward direction.
This should slightly strain your neck muscles and you will feel them beginning to stretch. Let go, turn your head to the right, and repeat.
5 to 7 times for each side is recommended.
Kiss the Tall Giraffe
Imagine you’re about to kiss the tallest guy in the room or, if you are a guy, imagine kissing a giraffe. Tilt your face up to the ceiling.
Bring your lower jaw forward. Pucker up your lips for a kiss. You will feel tension in your neck.
Hold this position for 5 to 8 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.
Two Fisted Resistance
Make two fists. Put them under your chin. Move your lower jaw down on to your clenched fists. Let your muscles strain while you slowly overcome this resistance.
Gradually allow the force to increase. When you reach the point of ultimate resistance, stop and hold for 3 seconds, then let go.
Repeat 5 to 7 times.
Smile for the Camera
Close your mouth and then clench your teeth. Stretch out the corners of your lips as far as you can. Push your tongue up against your palate. Gradually increase the force of the pressing.
You should feel a tension in the muscles of your chin. Hold it for 5 seconds, then relax for 3 seconds.
Repeat 5 to 8 times.
Puff Out Your Cheeks
Inhale through your mouth until it’s filled up with air, then close it. Puff out your cheeks. Press your palms on to your cheeks until you begin to feel tension in your muscles. Hold this motion for 3 to 5 seconds, then exhale.
Relax, then repeat 5 to 7 times.
Rotate Your Chin
Move into a seated or standing position. Make your spine and back straight. Rotate your head in a full circle from your shoulder to your chest, then to your shoulder to the back.
Lead with your chin. If this causes pain, make the movements smaller.
Keep your shoulders down and back as you move through the circle. Complete 10 and then repeat the motion in the opposite direction.
The Quick Jaw Release
Move into a seated or standing position. Stretch your spine out until your back is straight. Move your jaws up and down in a chewing motion.
Keep your lips together as you do so. Inhale through your nose, then exhale while making a humming sound.
After you exhale, open your mouth up wide. The end of your tongue should be pressed against the back of your lower teeth.
Hold this position, then inhale and exhale. Try to make an “ahh” sound. This should take 90 seconds.
Complete 2 of them.
Do the Side Neck Stretch
While sitting down, place one of your hands on the floor. Keep your fingers down, about a foot from your hip, and do not lean or rest on your finger tips.
Take your opposite arm and wrap it over the top of your head so that your palm is resting on your opposite ear. The idea here is to keep your head in full alignment with your neck.
Bend your head toward your shoulder. Press your palm on to your head until it touches your shoulder.
Take your finger tips off the floor and on to your arm. Apply a bit of pressure that presses your shoulder downward and away from your head.
Hold this position for 10 seconds, release, and return to your original position. Repeat on the opposite side to complete.
You should aim for a total of three repetitions.
Read ’em and Weep
Move to a sitting position. Stick out your lower lip as far as you can in a pouting motion. Hold it for one second but keep your lip out. Pull back your front neck muscles as you bring your chin to your chest as low as is possible.
Make sure your back is level. Hold this position for one second, then relax and move back to your first position. This is one rep.
You want to complete two sets of 20 reps.