Those who are of average or short height often wish they were taller. Being tall can improve how a person feels about himself or herself. People with short height, particularly men, may be self-conscious about it and feel less confident. However, many people are unsure of how best to achieve this goal. The age of 18 is the transition stage between childhood and adulthood. During adolescent period, several hormonal changes take place within the human body. It indeed is good news that an individual can grow 2 to 6 inches taller even after turning 18.
Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential
When you rest, the body grows and regenerates tissues. In fact, the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) responsible for increasing height is produced naturally in the body when you have a sound and deep sleep.
During sound sleep, the brain is relaxed and releases more growth hormones. On the other hand, a tired brain shows low release of growth hormones. As a rule, during the growing stage, a person must have at least eight to 11 hours of proper sleep every night to enjoy maximum height.
Indulge in Yoga, Exercise and Sports
Exercise is a vital factor in increasing your height. Simple exercises like skipping, hanging from an overhead bar and stretching the body by standing on your toes should be part of your daily workout routine.
Yoga can’t change your genes but it can give you a good posture. When you stand straight without slouching you automatically look tall. Spine lengthening and good posture forms the core of yoga.
Avoid growth-stunting factors
Inhaling smoke or having alcohol have poor effects on the growth and height of a person. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well. So, if not for your health then for your height, it is a good option to chuck out the butt from your life.
Nutrients & Diet
Most people fail to reach their maximum height due to inadequate nutrition. It is essential to consume foods that are high in calcium on a daily basis in order to strengthen and support the growth of bones.
Ideal Body Weight
Obesity can have an adverse effect on your height. Obesity can cause several health problems too. Hence, it is important to maintain an ideal body weight by following a balanced diet and proper exercise regime.
Practice good Body posture
The head and neck must be aligned without any bending and slouching. It not only straightens out your spine, but also helps in improving height. Walk with purpose instead of slouching or slinking, and try to sit up straight when you’re in chairs. Even if you’re not actually getting taller, good posture will make you look taller.
Have six small meals in a day instead of three in order to boost your metabolism. Having in-between healthy meals will store less fat in your body, thus helping you in attaining full height naturally . The results of your height gain regime and the amount of human growth hormone produced depends on what you eat.
Water helps to flush out the toxins of your body and assists in good digestion of food. Not drinking enough water can slow down your metabolism, which can be deterrent to your height. at least minimum of 8 glasses a day is recommended for a better health.
Don’t hunch over as much. It will affect how you grow and also don’t get your confidence down. Don’t try to change yourself, even if you’re short. You may be tall or short, height is mainly genetic and partially environmental. Be happy with what you are and who you are.