Seeing a double chin in the mirror may be quite discouraging and upsetting, especially if you are not overweight. However, obesity is not the only reason for fat deposits in the under-chin area.
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Here are few more reasons:
1) A poor diet that does not nourish your body with proper vitamins and minerals can affect your skin, giving you a double chin that ruins your look.
2) Aging: Skin elasticity weakens with time and contributes to the problem.
3) Bad posture may result in weak muscles in the face and neck and create a double chin.
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Besides eliminating these reasons (diet and posture can be changed, aging is unfortunately inevitable), there are few exercises you can do to tone your muscle tissue in the neck and face and get rid of that double chin.
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Before performing these exercises, warm up your neck rotating it gently from side to side, then lift the chin up and down.
1. Whistling at the ceiling
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Sit straight on the chair. Lift your chin up and make whistling movements with your lips. Keep this position for 10-20 seconds depending on your comfort level.
2. Kiss the sky
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The initial position is the same as in “Whistling”, but this time make kissing movements, extending your lips as far as you can. Keep the position for 10-20 seconds.
3. Puffing cheeks
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Pump air into your mouth and trap it inside, now puff out your cheeks as if you were going to blow the air out. You will feel the tension in your face muscles and chin. Keep the position for 10-20 seconds.
4. Squeeze the ball
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Take a tennis ball or an apple, or if you don’t have either of these, use your fist. Place the ball under your chin and press it hard to the chest. Use the neck muscles to push.
5. Open mouth
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Lift your chin, look at the ceiling and keep your mouth open. While keeping this position, close your mouth by lifting the lower jaw. Hold the position for 3-5 seconds, then relax and perform the exercise again.
6. Sucking in cheeks
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Lift your chin and suck your cheeks in. You will feel the tension in your face and neck muscles. Keep the position for 10-20 seconds.
7. Huge yawn
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Open your mouth as wide as you can, and stick your tongue out as far as possible. Keep the position for 10-20 seconds. This exercise is good for strengthening many muscles in the chin, neck, and face.
Exercising daily tones the muscles, improves blood circulation and prevents the appearance of an unwanted double chin. Your face and neck are as important as the rest of the body, and they need fitness as well. Give them a nice stretch and keep every part of you younger and fitter.
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