Our focus in this article is to discuss some of the most effective ways that you can increase your height without medical help.
Height can be a sensitive subject for a lot of people. For some, they just want to be a few inches taller so that they aren’t short any more, while others are a reasonable height but want to be taller. Whatever your reasoning is, there are a few different things that you can do to increase your height naturally and gain those few inches that you desire.
1. Sitting Properly
Posture is the most important factor which contributes to your height and if you sit at a desk most of the day then your posture and spine will suffer. Make sure that when you are sitting, you sit with a straight back and take a few minutes every hour to get up and walk around – this will improve your blood flow.
2. Eating Healthily
Never underestimate how beneficial a healthy diet can be. By eating healthily, your body is getting all of the nutrients and vitamins that it needs to function properly and by consuming healthy amounts of these things, your growth hormone production is increased.
By simply stretching, you’re pushing your body to the limits. For example, stretching your arms forward as far as possible will help to stretch your muscles to their full length and will prevent your body from feeling as though it’s finished growing. By stretching, you’re preventing your bone joints from tightening up and you’ll be in a much better place to grow.
Exercising releases a wide range of different hormones into your bloodstream, one of which is the growth hormone. Try to fit in about 1 hour (or at the very least 30 minutes) of exercise each day to keep fit and increase how much of this hormone is being produced.
5. Have a Healthy Sleeping Pattern
As tempting as it might be to stay up late playing video games, watching TV, and binge eating, an unhealthy sleeping pattern will limit your body’s growth capabilities. When we are asleep our bodies produce growth hormones and so, if you aren’t getting enough sleep, a significantly smaller amount of this hormone will be released.
6. Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes
Even though there hasn’t been any extensive research regarding how alcohol and cigarettes impact your growth, they are both generally unhealthy addictions which can negatively affect your health. Thus, it’s safe to assume that they can stunt your growth.
7. Stay Hydrated
Your muscle and bones need water to stay healthy and grow at an appropriate rate. Without water, your bones may begin to brittle and your muscles will weaken over time. Furthermore, by drinking plenty of fluids you are able to carry any toxins or bacteria out of your system.
8. Lose Weight
Aside from the obvious health benefits, if you know that you’re a little on the heavier side, losing weight can go a long way – especially if you’re still a young adult and still growing. This is because if you weigh more, it can contribute to stunting your growth as a result of your body needing more resources to stretch.
Stress is a known contributor to growth stunting. At the end of a stressful day, take an hour aside to relax and forget about all of your worries – consider taking a warm bath as it’s not only a great way to mentally relax, but relax your body too.
10. Stand Straight
As previously stated, your posture is important to bone growth so if you’re walking around slouched and with a bent spine, your height and spine will suffer. Walk with a straight back and your posture will be at its peak.
Some people are meant to be short, so don’t worry if you don’t see the results that you expect after a few weeks of following our guidance. By living a healthy lifestyle, eating properly, and exercising to keep fit, you’ll be able to increase your height naturally in no time at all.