Gold Member Badge


  • You're all caught up!

How to Get Rid of Fat Around the Neck

author image Joseph Eitel
Joseph Eitel has written for a variety of respected online publications since 2006 including the Developer Shed Network and He has dedicated his life to researching and writing about diet, nutrition and exercise. Eitel's health blog,, has become an authority in the healthy-living niche. He graduated with honors from Kellogg Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science.
How to Get Rid of Fat Around the Neck
A mature man and woman are jogging together. Photo Credit: Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Excess fat around the neck is not only unsightly but also can be an early sign of obesity. Because of its proximity to the face, fat in the neck area can lead to problems with self-esteem. There's no way to target the neck, or any other area of the body, to remove fat specifically from that area. But you can exercise the neck area to stimulate muscle growth that will help burn the surrounding fat more efficiently than before.

Video of the Day

Step 1

Walk or jog for 30 to 60 minutes a day, three to five times a week. Cardiovascular workouts, such as walking or jogging, are the best exercises for losing weight. Although you are not targeting your neck area when performing a cardio workout, over time you will experience fat loss around the neck as well as the rest of your body. Walk or jog briskly, but not so hard that you're out of breath.

Step 2

Hold your hand against the side of your head over your ear. Try to touch your shoulder to your ear while providing gentle resistance with the hand. Hold each repetition for five counts. Do three sets of eight repetitions, then switch to the other side. Do these exercises one to three times a day.

Step 3

Place both hands on your forehead. Tilt your head forward while resisting the movement with your hands. Hold for five counts, then relax for a few seconds before starting the next repetition. Do three sets of eight repetitions, one to three times daily.

Step 4

Put both of your hands behind your head with your fingers intertwined and your palms against your head. Press your head backward while keeping your chin down and resisting the movement with your hands. Hold each repetition for five counts, and do three sets of eight repetitions up to three times a day.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
Lose Weight. Feel Great! Change your life with MyPlate by LIVESTRONG.COM
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
  • Female
  • Male
ft. in.



Demand Media