Usually, double chin is caused by weight gain or excessive body fat stored in the body. Just gaze around, over weight individuals usually have double chin. But there are exceptional cases where the double chin is inherited. Some body parts are more prone to storing body fat compared to others. The chin area is also another popular fat storing area. There for, too much body fat being deposited under the jaw causes double chin.
Knowing excessive body fat causes that double chin, you need to diet and exercise to get rid of double chin. But there are also exercises that can further help reduce it. Use this double chin exercise program in conjunction with your diet and exercise programs.
Double Chin Exercise 1
Open your mouth very wide, and then push your lower jaw forward and then upwards so your bottom teeth extend over the top of your upper lip. Do this 10-15 times and repeat 3-4 times a day. Slowly increase the reps and do not over strain your jaw. Slap under your jaw line after the exercise to complete the exercise. Do not slap too hard but not too soft either.
Double Chin Exercise 2
Push your palm to your temple or forehead for 10 seconds while resisting with your head and neck. You should feel your neck and chin tensing up. Do the movement again with your hand on the back of your head, then on each side, with your hand cupped over your ear.
Double Chin Exercise 3
Raise your chin up and open and close your mouth as if you are chewing. Feel the muscles beneath your jaw and down the front of your neck tensing.
Double Chin Exercise 4
Sit on a chair, body straight up. Use an armless chair and hold under the chair with your hands on your sides. Slowly tip your head back and alternately shut your mouth pushing your chin to the front and then open your mouth as wide as possible.
Double Chin Exercise 5
Raise chin a bit upwards. Push against the indentation created by the two upper nodules of the larynx with the smooth point of index and middle finger. The indentation is the curve from the chin to the neck. Do not worry about the exact place of pressure; you will discover it through practice.
Regard finger pressure as the resistance against the working muscles. Now press your back teeth firmly together and while maintaining this position, press the tip of your tongue against the inside of lower front teeth (gum line) increasing pressure with the tip of tongue in 10 or more gradual and definite steps (Count to 10). Hold end position of pressure for 6 seconds (count slowly to six). Release muscle work for 10 gradual steps (count to 10). Remove finger resistance. Repeat 4 more times.
Double Chin Exercise 6
Smack the bottom of your chin with the back of your hand. When smacking, begin slowly and the slowly increase the speed. Perform this exercise a few minutes each time for two or three times daily.
Double Chin Exercise 7
This exercise works the muscles called platysma. The platysma muscles are responsible for pulling down the corners of the mouth and to pull down the jawbone. Open your mouth wide, and then pull up your bottom lip over your bottom teeth. Move your jaw up and down as if you are trying to scoop something up with it. Just imagine the movement of the shovel on a digger scooping up earth. Do ten reps of this exercise each time, and again do these two or three times daily.
Follow these exercises regularly, get on a healthy diet plan and exercise your muscles including cardio vascular training. Within a month or two, you can really see the difference!
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