In this article we will explore some ways of preventing and even eradicating an unattractive double chin with simple exercises that you can perform pretty much anywhere, such as when you watch TV or are waiting in a queue. Doing double chin exercises for platysma muscle strength are also by far a much better way to keep those youthful goods looks; better than resorting to going under the knife anyway because they will teach you a good and useful habit as well.
First of all let us establish what the platysma muscle is. This muscle runs from the upper chest, along the side of the neck and attaches to your jaw and face. These muscles can be found on either side of the neck and if you contract your neck you can quite easily discern them. Do you feel them, pulling on your lower jaw, opening up your mouth? Now that we know what muscles to target, the exercises can be better explained.
In the first exercise one should sit up, keep the back straight and head erect. Open and close the mouth slowly, i.e. open the jaw over two seconds and close the jaw for a couple of seconds. While performing said actions keep the neck contracted as described earlier and repeat 10 to 20 times, 3 to 5 times a week to begin with. You can slowly increase the repetitions and the amount of sessions per week you do this exercise over time.
In the second exercise one should again sit up straight, keeping back and head erect. You then slowly bend the head backward as far as it can go over two seconds and bring it back to the starting position for a couple of seconds. Again while performing these movements, keep your neck contracted and repeat the movement 10 to 15 times, 3 times per week. Once again you can slowly increase the repetitions and the amount of sessions per week you perform the exercise over time.
Soon these actions will become a habit and will lead to a more naturally attractive and youthful jaw line that will save you a fortune in plastic surgery fees. These double chin exercises for platysma muscle strength will probably also lead you to start exercising other areas of your body and thus benefiting your overall health.