Well, to put it in simple terms, your bloodline is to blame for your height struggles. However, there are other culprits in the form of physical activities, sleep patterns and diet. But the most significant is your genes, what your parents gifted you.
It is the role of human growth hormone to enhance bone and muscle growth, as well as promote the metabolism of fats. The hormone also ensures the effective functioning of body systems by providing the necessary fuel.
The growth hormone is responsible for the growth spurts that usually happen during puberty and continues after puberty for a handful of people – yes, a small number, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for you, that are past puberty. There’s a chance you can also become taller than you are, but with the right natural methods. That’s what the post is all about.
There are perks associated with being a shoulder above the rest. Essentially, society regards tall people as superior both physically and intellectually. It is, therefore, not uncommon to find people struggling to add a few inches into their stature.
But how do you increase your height growth, effortlessly?
1. The Right Diet
As you are aware, you can achieve satiety by eating anything, any food. However, it is the nutritional value of what you eat that matters, rather than the quantity. To be healthy and enhance bone growth, you need to eat a balanced diet on a daily basis, not sometimes.
A balanced diet entails essential fats, proteins, vitamins and complex carbohydrates. Make sure to always include leafy veggies, lean meat, milk and fruits in your height growth diet.
Well, a balanced diet is a fuel for increased metabolic rates, better circulation and efficient functioning of body systems for bone growth and density. The fact is that there can never be any height growth in the absence of a proper diet to fuel it.
2. Sufficient Sleep
Deep sleep that only comes when you sleep for the recommended eight hours is essential for the secretion of growth hormone and body healing. However, you will need to be as comfortable as possible by acquiring the right mattress and adopting your spine’s natural posture as you snooze for optimal results.
That means adding a pillow under your legs as you sleep on your back. Deep sleep activates the pituitary glands while the posture stretches your spinal disks, aiding in bone growth. It will not be a surprise to find yourself taller if you keep this up. (See also: [Infographic] How to Get a Good Night Sleep)
An inactive body is prone to diseases and a host of other problems. If your goal is an additional few inches to your height, you will need to get off that seat often and splint or do other helpful forms of exercise. The aerobic activities that involve running and jumping such as basketball and running are ideal for bone growth and bone health.
Studies indicate that exercises stimulate the nerve endings that make the pituitary glands secrete more growth hormone. The result is bone growth and strength even after puberty.
Frequent stretching will decompress, and release any tension in your spine. There are various stretching exercises that you can adopt such as the cobra pose and Surya Namaskar. However, you should combine these stretches with anaerobic exercises and a balanced diet.
4. Maintain a Good Posture
Your posture says a lot about the kind of person you are. It underscores your mood and confidence, but more importantly, plays a role in height growth.
The best posture is a straight back with shoulders backward. Maintain a slight curve at your lower back.
A slouched posture that most people adopt when working in their desks makes you seem less confident and decompresses your spine. A decompressed spine is not ideal especially if you are looking to grow taller.
5. Avoid Things that Inhibit Body Growth
According to research, alcohol and smoking are two potent growth inhibitors. Alcohol negatively impacts on the effective functioning of the liver while smoking increases carbon monoxide within your body. That translates to the inefficient circulation of nutrients and oxygen, important components for height growth.
Smoking also inhibits testosterone production, an important hormone for bone and muscle growth.
While all these natural methods may help you increase your height, results are not always guaranteed. In this case, you may want to consider height growth medicine which can help you increase your HGH levels. When combined with the natural methods mentioned above, results are usually better.
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Hi, my name is Debra, the chief editor over at The Health Review. Our team is passionate about everything health related and share this passion with our audience. We have one simple goal, “to help others make informed health decisions and live their best lives.”