The role of fatty meat under a person’s chin is known as a double chin and is generally associated with weight gain. However, having a double chin doesn’t necessarily mean you’re overweight. Genetics and looser skin as you age can also determine if a submental fat layer will take form. however if your trying to get rid of your double chin once and for all there are hundreds of exercises and routines to work the whole body. Although science has not proven that chin exercises alone can get rid of them alone there is evidence that exercises for the face and, especially, exercises to reduce double chin can be effective. Here are some exercises that can help you with a double chin as these exercises specifically reduce the fat around the chin area.
What is a double chin?
But first, let’s understand this ‘problem’ that often deteriorates the aesthetics. As mentioned earlier, that mass of skin hanging under the jaw, which usually gives the impression of a second chin, is nothing more than an accumulation of fat that can extend to around the neck, and although there are genetic factors that stimulate the formation of a double chin, in most cases is due to excess weight or the aging process.
Stretching the chin
This exercise will have a sort of ironing effect on the chin since its main purpose is to stretch all the skin to readjust it to the natural lines of the jaw and neck.
All you have to do is raise your head as high as possible to tighten the skin of the chin, while positioning your lips as if to kiss. Stay that way for a few seconds, and go back to practicing the exercise in routines of between 5 and 10 repetitions a day.
Position yourself with your back straight, and start practicing inhalations and exhalations through your nose, while opening and closing your jaw, simulating the chewing process.
After each air exhalation, open your mouth as much as possible, but not to a point that causes you pain. Afterwards you can help the jaw and oral cavity relax by placing your tongue over the jaw, behind the teeth.
As always, repeat this exercise 5-10 times.
In this case, in addition to reducing the double chin, this neck exercise will also allow you to tone your throat muscles, as well as relax your shoulders and decontract the neck itself.
To practice it, you must position yourself comfortably with your back straight and your shoulders aligned. Breathe in and start to turn your neck gently until you reach a shoulder with your chin. Stay there for a few seconds, and start lowering your chin toward your chest as you release the contained air. Hold that position again, and turn your neck again until you reach the other shoulder.
This routine consists of between 5 and 10 repetitions, being better that you do it calmly and with time, reason why its accomplishment could take you some minutes.
Anyway, and although these exercises are very appropriate to eliminate the double chin, the best way to avoid this problem is to maintain a healthy diet with very low levels of fat, you can remember that the accumulation of this is the cause of those ugly bags under the jaw.