Toning the arms and legs can be done via a wide variety of exercises that can help make them appear longer and slimmer. However, the same cannot be said about the neck. It’s exactly because of this reason why lots of women are frustrated with their necks that do not appear slender enough.
It can be very easy for an already stumpy neck to appear as though it is shorter and chubbier in reality when the hairstyle is layered, neck accessories are chunky, and upper garment is collared. However, clothes with plunging necklines, too, can be hard to pull off by women whose short necks are keeping them from being confident.
Worry not if you feel that your neck is not long and slender enough because there is a workaround to what your genes dictate your physique should be, and that’s by performing a few very simple exercises that can help tighten the neck muscles, making your neck appear slimmer and longer.
You can do this exercise for elongating the neck either standing up or sitting down.
No matter the position you want, straighten your back and look forward. Let your arms fall to your sides.
Slowly turn your head to the left. Stop when the muscles in your right shoulder already feel taut.
Hold such position for 10 seconds. Slowly go back to the starting position.
Slowly turn your head to the right. Stop when the muscles in your left shoulder feel like they’re being pulled.
Maintain such position for 10 seconds, and then go back to the starting position.
That’s considered as a single count. Do 10 counts all in all.
This exercise for a slimmer neck can be done whether you are standing up or sitting down.
Keep your back straight and look forward.
Place the palm of your dominant hand across your forehead. Apply a little pressure.
Now counter that pressure by attempting to push your palm away with your head.
Maintain it for 5 seconds, and then allow both of your hand and head to relax.
Do 5 counts.
Place the palm of your dominant hand across the back of your head. Apply a little pressure.
Try to counter that pressure by attempting to push your palm away with your head.
Maintain for 5 seconds, and then relax your hand and head.
Do 5 counts.
No matter if you are standing up or sitting down, you may carry out this neck-lengthening exercise.
While keeping your back straight, look straight forward.
Place the fingers of your left hand on the left side of your head, applying a little pressure.
Try to bend your head to the left, countering the pressure applied by your fingers.
Hold it for 5 seconds, and then go back to the starting position.
Complete 5 counts.
Repeat using the fingers of your other hand and bending your head to the right.
Complete 5 counts.
This particular exercise for making the neck slimmer is best done while you are sitting down.
See to it that your back is straight. Let your arms fall naturally to your sides.
Slowly slide your chin forward. As you do so, keep your upper back and shoulders from moving.
Hold such position for 5 seconds, and then slowly go back to the starting position.
Do 10 counts per session.
Doing shoulder shrugs can help make the neck appear longer as it tones the shoulder muscles.
Stand up straight and let your arms relax on your sides.
Raise both of your shoulders. Hold them in such position for 5 seconds.
Slowly drop your shoulders, going back to the starting position.
Complete 10 counts.
You may also do 10 counts shrugging the left shoulder only, then 10 more shrugging the other.