10 Exercises to Get Rid of a Double Chin

Medically known as submental fat, a double chin typically develops when a layer of fat forms below the jawline.

Common contributing factors include weight gain, poor posture, lack of muscle tone, aging, and genetics.

Fortunately, you can tone the neck and jawline and reduce your double chin through targeted exercises.

Here are 10 of the best exercises to do so:

  1. Straight Jaw Jut: Sit or stand with your spine straight. Tilt your head back and push your lower jaw forward, as if trying to scoop something with your lower teeth. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
  2. Ball Exercise: Place a small resistance ball or similar object under your chin. Press down gently with your chin and hold for a few seconds. Release and repeat twenty-five times.
  3. Pucker Up: Sit or stand with your spine straight. Tilt your head back slightly and pucker your lips as if you were going to kiss the ceiling. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat twenty times.
  4. Tongue Stretch: Stick your tongue out as far as possible, trying to touch your chin with the tip of your tongue. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
  5. Neck Stretch: Sit or stand with your spine straight. Tilt your head back and press your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
  6. Bottom Jaw Push: Place your palm against the bottom of your chin. Gently push upward while simultaneously resisting the pressure with your jaw. Hold for a few seconds, then release. Repeat ten times.
  7. Chin Rotations: Sit or stand with your spine straight. Slowly rotate your head from one side to the other, making a circular motion with your chin. Keep your movements slow and controlled. Repeat for thirty to sixty seconds.
  8. Lion’s Yawn: Open your mouth as wide as possible and stick out your tongue towards your chin. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
  9. Resisted Opening: Using your hand, apply gentle resistance against your chin as you try to open your mouth. Hold for a few seconds, then relax. Repeat ten times.
  10. Gum Chewing: Chew sugar-free gum regularly throughout the day to continuously work the jaw muscles.

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