Here are 5 chin exercises you can do now to reduce that double chin that has silently been settling in over the years. As with any new exercise routine, ease into it and go at a comfortable pace. Modify or eliminate any exercise that simply does not feel right.
1.) Lie on your bed, facing the ceiling with your neck overhanging the bed so that you are looking at the ceiling. Slowly drop the head, then slowly pull it up and hold for 10 seconds in the upward position. Then lower the chin and repeat up to 10 times.
2.) Lie on your bed, on your side with your head resting comfortably on a pillow. Tilt the forehead back until you feel the stretch on your chin. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat up to 10 times.
3.) In a relaxed, seated or standing position, place the palm of one hand on your forehead and push. Resist the force by engaging the muscles. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat up to five times. You should feel your chin muscles engage to assist. Repeat the same exercise with the palm pressing on the back of your head. Repeat it again exercise with the palm on the right side of the head, and once again to the left side.
4.) Using the back of your hand, slap your chin. Start slowly and work up to a faster speed. Do this for two to three minutes.
5.) Lie flat on the floor. Lift your head slightly. Maintain this position while moving the head from side to side as if saying, “No.” Say no for up to one minute.
To further combat that double chin, try chewing sugar-free gum regularly. Chewing works your jaw and face muscles. By making these 5 double chin exercises part of your everyday routine, you will notice an improved appearance from tightening and toning those chin muscles.