Despite many objections and unwillingness to accept this fact, double chin is actually a byproduct of increased buildup of fat deposits, for this area represents a spot which is almost perfect when it comes to storing fats. Given that fact and the nature of the problem, it is important to emphasize that it cannot be isolated and “treated” as such. In order to battle it off with success, it is of utmost importance to keep one’s body as healthy as possible, as well as to adhere to a specific diet designed especially for the purpose of losing the excessive weight. Therefore, double chin exercises come only as a compliment to the above mentioned vital success-prerequisites.
In terms of this specific type of exercises, the main focus is on one muscle, i.e. the platysma. The muscle in question is held responsible for the downward movement of the person’s jaw, as well as of one’s mouth-corners. One extremely important aspect to mind while performing these exercises is the person’s overall posture. The proper posture is known to have an influence and to affect just about any part of the person’s body, which on the other hand, makes all the chin related exercises much more beneficial and result yielding. One thing a person should always keep in mind and try to follow up consistently is to keep one’s head up – in a natural position, not a forced one, of course, and do so when one is either standing or sitting. In return, the effect this is going to have is the one of investing even more strength into the muscles of the throat so they can gradually become taut.
- To begin with a quite uncomplicated one, this exercise can be performed on a regular daily basis and at that time of the day when one is getting ready to embrace the pillow and sleep the night away. All one should do is lie on the side, and once the head is on the pillow, the neck should be moved in a backwards direction, i.e. it needs to be stretched by way of tilting one’s head back. One immensely important thing to have in mind at all times is that all the movements that are performed should be unobtrusive, slow and gentle, at an angle which a person in question finds most comfortable and most at ease with.
- Another quite beneficial one involves taking a comfortable standing position and slowly raising one’s head away from the chest, moving it back as far as possible but making sure not to strain it.
- Next is to close one’s mouth until a person’s feels the stretching of the muscles. Count to ten and then rest by bringing the head in its original position.