Has your double chin been haunting you every time you look in the mirror? Double chins are a part of life for most of us. One day our face looks fine. Then one morning, you wake up looking like you gained 20 pounds overnight. But don’t worry, there are plenty of exercises you can do to get rid of your double chin, and in a short amount of time. Some of them are a little strange.
By doing this exercise, you will see a major difference in chin definition after just 7 days. Neck stretches aren’t just a smart warm-up exercise to do before weight lifting. It really puts your chin to the test. A double-chin happens when a layer of fat forms below your chin area. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be overweight to get one. Double chins can result from aging, as well as simple genetics.
If you have a family history of double chins, chances are you’re going to have one too. That’s right, your grandfather’s double chin that you’ve been laughing at since you were little. It’s probably going to be yours one day.
What’s beautiful about neck stretches is that they require little effort. Think about how often you stretch already. If you work your muscles on the regular, this will be a breeze.
First, tilt your head back and stare up at the ceiling. From here, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. A little awkward isn’t it? Not to worry. You’re only going to be holding that position for 5-10 seconds.
Just be sure you’re doing this exercise where nobody can see you. It’s kind of a difficult one to explain if somebody walks in and catches you. Come to think of it, what’s the exercise you’re most embarrassed about doing in public?
Your tongue is really going to be put to the test with these exercises. A tongue stretch is yet another great anti-double chin workout. Here’s how you do it. Start by looking straight ahead. Stick your tongue out as far as you can.
Do it like you’re five years old again, making a rude gesture in the school yard towards someone you dislike. From there, move your tongue upwards, trying to touch your nose. Similar to the last exercise, hold this position for about 10 seconds. Try again when you’re comfortable. Keep doing the tongue stretch until you’re tired. If you do this each day for a week, you’ll start to see differences.
I know, it sounds crazy. But hey, so do all these other exercises. Whistling can give your face one heck of a workout. It strengthens the muscles around the face. Actually, for this exercise, you don’t really need to whistle. You’re just imitating the facial expression. All you need to do is tilt your head back. Stare up at the ceiling once again. Position your lips in a way that makes you look like you’re whistling. If you hold your lips out tight enough, it will begin feeling like both sides of your neck are stretching. It’s good to go outside your comfort zone for this one. Hold the whistle pose for about 20 seconds. I recommend you do this exercise 10 times or so. Remember, you’re fighting that double chin, so it’s okay to go above and beyond.
While it’s not an exercise, cutting back on the sodium will certainly make these activities more effective. Especially when it comes to shrinking that double chin. Sodium is one of the main reasons you’ve developed a double chin so quickly.
The average American already consumes well over the recommended amount of daily sodium. You’re recommended no more than 2300 mg a day. If you consume excess salt, it’s going to build up in your facial region. If you want to see that gigantic double chin shrink, cut down on the sodium-heavy snacks. This means no more salted nuts, canned soup, processed cheese and pizza. Yes, I said pizza. If you want your double chin to disappear, this is the stuff you need to consider.
5-Bottom Jaw Jut
Have you ever done a jaw jut? This one involves a few twists and turns. It’s another exercise that sees you rolling your head back and staring at the ceiling. You’re going to get pretty tired of doing that soon. Once you’ve completed this, turn your head to the right. Move your bottom jaw forward. Hold it like this for about 10 seconds and release.
6-Go For a Run
If you’d like to make your face a little bit thinner, what better way to do it than to break a sweat! Studies have shown that a heavy cardio routine will burn fat all throughout your body. To lose a single pound of fat in 7 days, you need to cut about 3500 calories within that time. Each mile you run burns about 100 calories. While no amount of time is good for everyone, generally 30 minutes of running is enough to break a sweat. With summer here, the hot and humid weather will probably have you sweating sooner than that. If it’s not running, try another form of cardio. When you do up to 300 minutes of exercise a week, that adds up to 40 minutes of cardio. Not only will your face be looking smaller, your whole body will be in a lot better shape.
7-Straight Jaw Jut
Assume the position once again, folks! That’s right, tilt your head back and stare up at the ceiling. I know, it’s getting weird at this point. Push your lower jaw forward. If you do it hard enough, you’re going to feel an intense stretch at the bottom of your mouth. Hold this position for about 10 seconds. Remember to go a little bit over your comfort level. This is how you see results.
8-Drink More Water
Even if you’re not exercising regularly, you still should be drinking a good amount of water. If you want to slim down your face in a short period of time, H2O is another crucial ingredient. Ever heard of the 8 by 8 rule? This is a health tip that basically says you should be drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to maintain your health.
While the rule isn’t set in stone, most health experts seem to agree that it’s a good idea. When it comes to weight loss, water makes a huge difference. Studies show that drinking a glass every morning with breakfast can reduce your calorie intake by 13%. It also increases your metabolism. This all will assist you on your fat burning journey.
The more water your drink with your cardio, the faster you’ll drop those pounds. But when it comes to your double chin specifically, the most important point to remember is that hydration reduces fluid retention. A reduction will have your face looking less bloated, and your chin looking more defined. Before we continue, are you trying to learn other exercises? Do you want to burn fat throughout your entire body? Check out our recent video discussing the 15 Best Foods For Men To Burn Body Fat Fast. Now on to our 9th double chin exercise.
Don’t worry, I’m going to give you a break from staring up at the ceiling. Instead, you will start this one by standing up straight. Drop your chin to the point where it’s almost pressing up against your chest.
When you’re comfortable, move your head to the right. Keep it in this position between 5 to 10 seconds. Return your chin to the chest position. Move your head to the opposite side this time. Keep your head pointed to the left for another 10 seconds, and return it to normal. Repeat this exercise 5 times.
If you’re doing it correctly, neck rolls will put enough tension on your chin to eventually give it the right definition. If you would like to try it, do this once a week. Do you have a double chin? Would you consider using any of these methods to get rid of it? Let us know in the comments below.