How To Make Yourself Taller? Top Ways To Increase Height
Summary: Tips on how to make yourself taller naturally: get adequate sleep, nutrition, exercises; the truth about growing taller; the importance of height.
“F genetics,” as you’re looking at yourself in front of a large mirror inside the store’s fitting room. The fortunate thing is, you're not worried about buying clothes coz they always have almost unlimited stocks of miniature sizes for you.
Every day, as you go to work, malls, parks, restaurants, you see these tall people passing by. You see them walking tall, proud, with the smirk on their faces as if they just had a very good sleep.
While you, just walking slowly around the corner, with your heads down, questioning yourself where were you when God sprinkled the gift of height on Earth.
"How to make yourself taller?" is the question that has always been bugging your head.
Does this experience sound familiar to you? Does it hurt that you can’t do anything about it?
The Importance Of Height
For many, height is a crucial factor in life. Being tall makes us more confident, more attractive, and even helps us have a better career.
These reasons alone show how much height has an influence over the way we live our life.
As a guy, standing only 5 feet and 5 inches tall, I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere far. All of my friends are 6 foot and above, and this puts me more than just literally below them.
Even though I’m fairly decent-looking, I have a tremendous insecurity when it comes to my height, and this affects almost every area of my life. The worst thing is, I can’t do anything about it..or can I?
The Truth About Growing Taller
How to make yourself taller when you’re past the puberty stage is a million-dollar question almost everyone asks. And I have good news for you. Are you ready?
Whatever Your Age Is, You Can Still Grow Taller!
“Wait, what?” Whatever Your Age Is, You Can Still Grow Taller!
Sounds clear now? Yes, you read that right. Whether you’re 21, 25, 35, or 40, you can still add inches to your height.
There are several ways on how to make yourself taller using various techniques and natural methods, and I will be discussing the most effective, time-tested ones in this article.
But first, let’s talk about the factors that affect our height.
A person’s height is highly determined by this hormone in the body known as Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
HGH is secreted by the pituitary gland, the master gland in the body, and is essential for the growth of bones and cartilage. The greater the amount of HGH, the taller we grow, and this varies from person to person.
Since we get older and reach adulthood, the body's ability to produce this hormone slows down, and we find it rather difficult to increase our height any further.
This is where the various methods and techniques for increasing HGH naturally come into play.
Non-genetic factors such as diseases, posture, hormonal imbalances, and lack of physical activity can all be determinants for growth potential too.
Most of these factors are governed by our environment which we have control over unlike genetics, which is purely hereditary.
The list includes:
- Lack of physical activity likes sports.
- Disorder of endocrine glands that causes hormonal imbalances.
- Exposure to cigarettes during fetal development.
- Diseases during childhood or puberty.
- Quality of parental or postnatal care.
Now that we have a good understanding on how these factors affect our growth, let's talk about the several things we can do to reach our full height potential.
With that in mind, here are the top ways on how to make yourself taller naturally.
Tips On How To Make Yourself Taller Naturally
1. Get Adequate Sleep
While all the tips that I will be discussing in this article on how to make yourself taller are important, getting adequate sleep is the most important of all.
As discussed earlier, HGH plays a huge role in the development of our bones and cartilages. When you sleep, that is when your body produces the most amount of HGH than any time of your day. So it's just common sense to think that if you're not getting an adequate amount of sleep, your body won't produce a good amount of this hormone too.
Remember when you were still a child and your Mom kept telling you to sleep a lot so you can be tall as Daddy? That still holds true today.
2. Up Your Nutrition
Eating healthy is mandatory not only for the body to function optimally, but for the growth hormones to be excreted in good amounts.
Make sure you are sticking to a healthy balanced diet and getting enough calories from proteins, fats - not too much fats, and carbohydrates to support further growth. You should also avoid junk foods altogether.
One way to up your nutrition is by the use of supplements. These are the essential ones for growth:
- Calcium - This nutrient is vital for the growth and maintenance of strong bones and cartilages.
- Vitamin D - Vitamin D is a nutrient that enhances calcium absorption.
- Zinc - Zinc deficiency leads to stunted growth.
If you're still young and growing, you can amplify this growth by engaging in sports such as swimming, running, biking, etc. Exercising sends signals to the body to regulate the nutrition flow to your bones, thus making them long and strong.
On the other hand, adults will not see much height increase through sports because most probably their growth plates have closed already. This is not to say that there's no other way.
In fact, studies show that through various exercises that lengthen and straighten the spine, you can still add a few inches to your frame!
These are the exercises that lengthen and straighten your spine:
The Cobra Stretch
Lie on your stomach with palms on the ground under your shoulders. Arch your back as much as far as you can go and hold for 5-30 seconds, then go back to the starting position.
Repeat 10 times.
This is basically just hanging yourself from the bar. Do this a minimum of half hour a week. Switch it up to narrow and wide grip.
Lie on your back with your shoulder and arms and feet flat on the floor and your knees bent. Lift your hips and torso up the ceiling as far as you can comfortably go, and remain in this position for 10 seconds.
Go back to starting position and repeat this exercise 10 more times.
Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you and your palms placed on the floor. With your hands and feet supporting you, lift your body up towards the ceiling to form the shape of a table.
Hold for 10 seconds and go back to the starting position. Repeat 10 more times.
Stand straight, feet shoulder width apart. Slowly bend forward and touch your toes without bending your knees. Stay in this position for 5 seconds and return to the starting position.
Repeat this stretch 15 times.
Apart from this exercises, I also recommend doing Yoga and swimming.
Swimming gives you a full-body workout and helps elongate your muscles.
Yoga is a very good practice in correcting your posture, which really helps a lot in bringing your full height potential.
Now that you know all the cutting-edge method on how to make yourself taller…what are you waiting for? Just start following all these and I am sure that you are going to see some magic happening within a few weeks!
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