20 July 2008

How To Lose Double Chin The Simple Way


Double chin usually happens to overweight people when there is a significant layer of fat around the neck so that it appears as if the person have more than one chin. Some people have tried cosmetic surgery to remove the fat. For those who are not rich enough to can have cosmetic surgery, we can always try the natural way, such as eat right and exercise routinely. There are also exercises specially made for reducing the fat around the neck area.

Below are some exercises that can help you get rid of double chin (collected from many websites):

From The Natural Health Circus:
If you want to tighten up your double chin, then try a few of these double chin removal exercises a few times a day...
* Open your mouth, gently tilt your head backwards, and move your bottom lip over your top lip.
* Along the same line of thought, without moving your head backwards, take your lower lip and try to touch your nose with it.
* Repeatedly sticking your tongue out strengthens various mouth and face muscles and may help tighten up a double chin.
* Press your palm to your forehead while resisting with your head and neck. Do you feel your neck and chin tightening?
From Chris Dreyer

PLATYSMA EXERCISE
It is an exercise where you open the mouth as widely as possible, then stretch the lower lip and jaw over your top row of teeth. The theory is that if you exercise this muscle, it will tighten the muscles around the chin and help you lose a double chin. Another way to use these muscles is to chew sugar free gum. I've also heard that this exercise can make your double chin worse though, because it stretches the skin under the jaw and makes the skin sag. Check results daily to see if the exercise works for you.
From WikiAnswers:
Doing some facial or more specifically neck or chin exercises might reduce your double chin. Here are a few easy to do exercises:
* Press your palm to your forehead for 10 seconds while resisting with your head and neck. You should feel your neck and chin tighten. Repeat the movement with your hand on the back of your head, then on each side, with your hand cupped over your ear.
* Lift your chin up and open and close your mouth as if you're chewing. Feel the muscles under your jaw and down the front of your neck tighten.
* Sit up straight in an armless chair, holding the bottom of the chair with your hands at your sides, tilt your head back and alternately close your mouth pushing your chin forward and them open your mouth as wide as you can.
* Lift chin slightly upward. With flat point of index and middle fingers press against indentation (hollow) formed by the two upper nodules of the larynx located at the curve from chin to neck. Do not be concerned in the beginning as to the precise location of pressure which you will discover 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.
* Slap under the chin with the back of your hand. When slapping, start gently and build up speed gradually. Do this for a couple of minutes each time, two or three times a day.
* Exercise the muscle called the platysma whose function is to pull down the corners of the mouth and 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're trying to scoop something up with it - imagine the movement of the shovel on a digger scooping up earth or debris on a building site. Perform ten repetitions of this exercise each time, and again do this two or three times a day.


From India Parenting:
Neck-Cercises
1. Rotate neck slowly in a clockwise direction, and then alternate in an anti-clockwise direction.
2. Lie on your back with your shoulders lifted slightly off the floor. Rotate your head to the left and then right. Tilt your head reaching as far back with your neck as possible, keeping your shoulders slightly arched. Then tilt your chin forward toward your chest. Do this about 10 times.
3. Contract and relax your neck muscles. This firms your neck muscles and can be done any time of the day, at any place.
From Genius Beauty:
Everyone can correct the form and size of their chin by doing facial exercises. The secret of these exercises is that they strengthen the muscles, lift the skin and reduce under-chin fat. When you do these exercises regularly, that is once or twice daily, you can feel the first results after two weeks. And here are the exercises:
* Sit down straight. Tilt your head back. Pull down the neck skin with your hand collarbone-high and keep holding so while you are exercising. Then pull your lower jaw forward and press your lips together. Hold in this position for 2 seconds. Then release for another two seconds and repeat again. Make 30 repetitions daily. You will feel the neck muscles and skin stretching. One doing this exercise looks like a fish in an aquarium.
* Lie on your back with straight legs and hands on the floor near your thighs. Press your chin to your chest and hold in this position for 2 seconds. Then slowly tilt your head back, then again slowly press your chin to you chest. Make 25 repetitions.
* Lie on your back with straight legs and hands on the floor near your thighs. Lift your head up, so that your chin is the highest point of the head, hold it for 2 seconds, then slowly release and lay your head down. Make 30 repetitions. You should feel your neck skin stretch.

6 comments:

Gratcia said...

Wow! Thanks for this article! SERIOUSLY I think I do need a chin lift, well... 40 is a 40 after all (^_-) Not OLD yet but not a firm young woman either (^^p)

Danke schon Jed!

Koko said...

i'm proud of my triple chin :p

~~Devita~~ said...

latian ah, sapa tau bisa ngurusin badan juga (soalnya berusaha ngilangin double chin yang sebenernya ga ada..wakakka) nice tips :D

Melisa said...

nice info :)

Anonymous said...

I hate my double chin = ( I'm not overweight, but I have a double chin. I've been trying some of these exercises, and I think they are working; but I dont know. I feel like I'm never going to get this double chin to go away

Anonymous said...

It will get bigger once u stop this exercise!!

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