Today, we are going to discuss a very interesting topic, which is how to grow taller. As much as you want to get taller fast, but sadly I wish I could provide you with a magic trick that can get a few extra inches on you. Your height is related definitely to genes that you got from your parents.
Today, we are going to talk about:
What Are The Factors Affecting Your Height?
First of all, scientists say that 60-80% of your height depends on your DNA (your genes) and around 20-40% of your height depends on your environment. In simpler words, we are going to focus on the 20-40% that you can control and try getting you to be taller.
Second, you need to know that your diet as well plays a huge role in how tall you become. Not only your diet and eating habits affect your height, but also the amount of exercise and sleep you get a day. All these factors and genes add up to how tall you become.
So, to sum up, to ensure you reach a good height (grow taller), you need to be on a good diet, get adequate sleep and exercise daily. These are amazing things to do during the stage before your growth plates close (the bones, which grow in your body) and you keep getting taller.
Mostly, people growth bones close at the age twenties or in their early twenties. Sadly, after that, you cannot grow taller naturally.
Now, we are going to discuss some steps to follow to grow taller effectively.
3 Steps How To Grow Taller:
There are some steps that you can follow to add up some inches to your height, especially if you’re over twenty already and your growth plate is now closed.
These 3 steps are:
- Diet, Vitamins and Minerals.
- Exercising and Sleeping.
- Using Your Height to your benefit.
These are very easy steps to follow and they are more effective before you hit your twenties.
STEP 1: Diet, Vitamins, and Minerals:
As we were just saying that, your height depends on a lot of what food you eat and the diet you follow. There are 8 things to do regarding your diet habit to get taller. So, let’s discuss each of these 8 points in some details, so you’ll know what you should do.
1. Eat Right Food:
The first thing to grow taller is that you need to have a balanced diet. You need to fill your diet with nutritious that will get you taller and stronger helping you to reach your desired height as quickly as possible.
One important note:
You should always bear in mind that you can’t get taller quickly, it takes time and patience to see some inches adding up on the chart.
It’s like going on a diet for weight loss, but your purpose here is to get taller instead. So, to get some inches, you need to stay away from sodas, cakes & pizzas. Instead, you should reach out to salads, fish, whole grains and eat some motivating food.
Try looking for some exciting healthy recipes to make your journey to getting taller fun and include the healthy food that you love to eat.
2. Get Some Vitamin D:
Believe it or not, but exposing yourself to the sun and getting Vitamin D (1) will help you get taller! Mothers know how important it is for their children to get vitamin D in the diet because it effectively helps in building stronger and healthier bones.
3. Add Lean Protein in Your Diet:
It’s known that proteins are very important for your bones, so it makes perfect sense to have proteins in your diet to help grow your bones and get taller.
4. Get Calcium:
Bones = calcium (2), everyone knows that. So, you need to include calcium in your diet to try to support your body to build your bones and hopefully get taller.
5. Think of Taking Vitamin Supplements:
Now, that you’re eating right, it’s time to think of taking some multivitamin supplements to help you get taller. Focus on vitamins that have zinc & vitamin D.
Also, the cod liver will work really on helping you get taller as they are a great source of vitamin D.
6. Avoid Certain Foods:
It’s very simple to avoid some food that will hinder your plan of getting taller, for instance, you should avoid fatty and salty food. Just make sure that you follow a balanced diet and restrict your consumption of tomatoes, soy products, and broad beans.
7. Don’t Take Miracle Cure Products:
Lately, especially online, some supplements will claim to make you taller miraculously. Some products may claim to have or contain human growth hormone (HGH) (3). But, the thing is you can neither take (HGH) in a pill nor without your doctor’s advice.
8. Put Zinc Into Your Body:
Seafood, spinach, and limb are very rich foods in zinc and you need to add some in your diet to boost your height.
Now, let’s move on to step 2 on how to get taller.
STEP 2: Exercising and Sleeping:
There are 4 things you need to do. So, let’s add some details to each point.
1. Get Enough Sleep:
Well, there’s nothing much to say at this point because it’s obvious that you need to sleep 6-8 hours so your body can function well and therefore, get taller.
Swimming and basketball are two great sports that help you get taller. However, any type of exercise you choose to do is perfect! Any physical activity you decide to do, will definitely contribute to your overall health, hence, you’ll get taller.
3. Do Some Stretches:
So, stretching is one great method to get taller, you can do toe stretches, cobra stretch, bridge stretch, whatever it is you name it. You should know that stretches can help you release your spine and effectively improve your posture.
So, I’d advise that you wake up and stretch out first thing in the morning to do yourself a morning favor and add to your height.
4. Be Patient with It:
Finally, if you do all of the previous steps we mentioned, there’s a great chance that your body has the best chance to get taller.
Finally yet importantly, step three,
STEP 3: Using Your Height to Your Benefit:
There are a few things that if you start to do right away, you’ll be taller, that includes:
1. Adjusting Your Posture:
Now, it’s time to do a few things that can help you get taller and to make the most of your current height. If you slightly slump your shoulders and lean your neck and head forward, you’re subtracting from your height. So, make sure you stand tall!
2. Streamline Your Look:
Today, you should start wearing tight-fitting clothing (some skinny jeans), because it helps to emphasize the lines of your body and height. Contrary to when you wear baggy clothing, those lines that make you taller aren’t really defined.
3. Wear Vertical Patterns and Slimming Colors:
Generally, what makes women look taller is wearing a pair of vertically striped pants and a collared shirt.
However, for men, what makes them look taller is a shirt with narrow stripes.
One important type of cloth t avoid is any horizontally striped clothes because it gives your body a square shape.
4. Go For Short or Medium Hair:
Many would think, especially girls, that the longer their hair is, the taller they’ll look when it’s actually the opposite. Basically, longer hair draws eyes away from your neck and neckline, and you’ll end up looking shorter. Alternatively, get yourself a short or medium length hair to look taller.
5. Wear Heels:
The last tip is for women of course, and they use it every day to make themselves look taller. Wearing heels is the quickest height boost for a woman with instant results!
This was your 3 step guide how to grow taller. But, it is really important that you be patient because you cannot become taller overnight. Also, step 3 shows you quick techniques to apply daily for instant results.
Share with us your experience and how you got taller in the comments.