The effects of a sedentary lifestyle don’t just show on your abs and hips but also your face. Double chin, a jawline that is no more visible, crow feet, dark circles – the list is endless. While losing weight will need a lot of dedication and hard work, toning your jawline isn’t so difficult. After all, a chiseled jawline steals off a few years and makes you appear younger and fitter.
Another advantage, these exercises can be performed anywhere, anytime. I tried them at work but soon realized that those weird faces you have to make for getting a perfect jawline can be quite embarrassing. So I searched for some better alternatives because hiding it with contouring or makeup everyday seems more daunting.
No more making those funny faces while at work to tone your jawline. All you need is a few minutes everyday and these simple tips that will ensure that you see remarkable results in a couple of months.
Did you know that the way you breathe can have a lot of impact on the shape of your jawline? Yes. Even though you may have not realized, most of us are mouth breathers. We relax our neckline, jaws, don’t use our nose and just breathe through our mouth. This is what weakens the muscles around our neck and jaw. Once the muscles are weak, the skin loses its tightness and affects the shape of your jawline.
The solution – start breathing through your nose. Consciously close your mouth, deep breathe through your nose while resting your bottom teeth on the upper teeth tightly. Try to press the posterior of your tongue against the roof of your mouth. This puts the right pressure on your jaw and neck muscles and tones them. It will need a little practice but it sure works.
The next jawline exercise is to place your fist under your chin. Assume it’s a table. Drive your chin into the table (fist) while applying enough pressure. Now open and close your jaw while maintaining the resistance and pressure of your fist. Practice this for a couple of minutes every day.
Chewing gum is also a perfect way to keep working on your jawline throughout the day. Find the chewiest gum and opt for a sugar-free option. You can also try these face yoga jawline exercises at home.
Watch this video for a tutorial on how to get the perfect chiseled jawline:
Just like any other muscle of the body, your jawline and neck muscles need to be worked upon. These exercises will ensure that you finally get that sharp and toned jawline that you have always dreamt of.
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