I get asked …. double chin

Hello Diana my problem is a bit of a double chin.  I sit a lot of the day at my desk and don’t do as much exercise as I used to.  Plus I am a bit overweight.  How can I tighten up my jaw line? Annie Rushton London

Answer

Annie here is a few simple exercises that may help.   Do not do the following exercises if you have neck problems.

Exercise 1 Swan

Sit upright on your chair, hold your head high with chin parallel to the floor. Now lift chin up and carefully take your head on back, as far as comfortable.  Hold for 5 secs to lengthen out your neck like a swan. Relax and repeat 10 times.

Ex 2 Goldfish

To tighten jowl sit up as before, stick chin forward and open your mouth wide. Pull up lower jaw with a glugging and smacking movement bringing lips

 

tightly together.  Release and repeat 10 times. Now tilt head back a little further, pull lower jaw up and out and repeat  glugging action 10  times.

Exercise 3. Pelican

To tighten double chin sit as before, chin forward and bring your lower lip up and over your top lip.  Feel cheek muscles working.  Keep lips taut as you open and close over top lip 10 times. Now gently tilt your head back and with chin forward as far as is comfortable bring lower lip over top lip and repeat opening and closing 10 times.  Feel the muscles under your chin and throat working!