It has been scientifically proven that one can grow taller naturally by a few inches through stretching exercises and by eating special diets enriched with the appropriate nutritional supplements required for increasing height. It is a misconception that an increase in stature ceases after the period of growth spurt. Nutritionists, researchers and fitness experts have put together several proven ways to grow taller, that are applicable to everyone, especially those who suffer from a low confidence stemming from their short height.
Given below are ten natural ways to grow taller, know the secrets of growing tall:
- Adequate sleep:
- Stretching exercises:
- Improve bad posture:
- A good nutritional diet:
- Milk consumption:
- A healthy immune system:
- Be confident:
- Say no to growth stunting factors:
One of the major secrets to growing tall is getting proper sleep and rest on a daily basis. Pre-teens and teens have been advised to get an optimum of 8 hours of sleep every day to get positive results. The scientific reason behind this is that the pituitary glands that secrete the HGH hormone (which controls growth and stature) functions to its fullest while the body is at rest.
Although it has not been scientifically proven that stretching increases one’s height, it has been observed in many cases of short stature, that certain stretches can straighten the curvature of the spine. There is nothing as reliable as Yoga stretches that strengthen the spine which in turn improves bad posture, one of the root causes of poor height. Moreover, exercising also stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more HGH
Some sports that can make you grow naturally include swimming, running, and gymnastics.
It is quite possible that an increase in height may not occur at a later stage. This is owing to the closing of growth plates that occurs by mid-twenties. In such cases, one can exaggerate their height by not slumping or hunching, and by not slouching while walking. Sit straight on chairs, keep your shoulders and chin high. All these techniques will make sure your posture improves, which is a sure shot way of adding an element of tallness.
HGH levels can be increased in the body by incorporating a good amount of minerals, vitamins, nuts and especially proteins in the diet. Essential amino acids are required for promoting growth. Certain nutritional supplements of Vitamin D and calcium can be taken (as per age), as these promote lengthening of bones and their healthy growth.
Milk is a must for growing taller. Breakfast should include a glass of milk on a daily basis. Milk is a rich Calcium source that promotes healthy bone growth.
Sometimes a short stature could also result from a childhood illness that could have stunted growth, Hence children and infants should be routinely immunized. As for adults, vaccinations against certain diseases are available. A healthy immune system can be maintained by including a lot of citrus fruits (Vitamin C), green vegetables, whole-grain cereals, and low-fat and dehydrogenated foods in the diet. White meat is rich in omega-3-fatty acid and proteins and hence can be consumed on a regular basis.
Confidence is an important aspect of human nature. You should be self-confident and be comfortable being in your own skin, despite your height. You can make yourself grow taller by many methods but it won’t substitute for a lack of self-esteem. Having a positive and realistic outlook, whatsoever the outcome maybe, is extremely important.
Amino acids such as glycine increase HGH levels, and they should be taken as a supplement before exercise (after consulting a doctor.)
Caffeine is a stimulant and will prevent good sleep, hence it indirectly stunts growth. Drugs and alcohol, tobacco and steroids stunt growth and result in short stature. Hence they should be strongly avoided in order to grow taller.