Top ten methods to increase your height in natural way

How to increase your height in natural way

People, who have average or short height, always want to be taller. When they are tall, then this can improve how a person feels about himself or herself. People who have short height, especially men, can be self – conscious about it and it make them feel less confident. The height of some person is determined to a great extent by genetics but it is not necessarily the only determinant. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is a hormone in the body which regulates height. This type of hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and it is highly essential for the growth of cartilage and long bones. There are many factors which can play a key role in determining height such as poor health during childhood, low birth weight, poor post – natal care and smoking during pregnancy. There are many people who think that they stop growing when they enter adulthood. But also there are some people who can grow a few inches taller even after turning 18. This can be done when you incorporate some healthy habits in your lifestyle. You should avoid eating fast foods. Also you should avoid drinking because it suppresses your growth level. You should stop smoking because this action acts as growth inhibitor. Also you should try to maintain ideal body weight because the obesity can have an adverse effect on your height.

Home remedies and lifestyle habits which can help you to increase your height

Get proper sleep: When we rest, then our bodies are growing and they regenerate tissues. Also it is known fact that the HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is responsible for increasing height which is produced naturally in our bodies when we have a sound and deep sleep. When you have sound sleep, then your brain is relaxed and it releases more growth hormones [1]. When our brain is tired, then it shows low release of growth hormones. There is a rule that during the growing stage, a person must have at least 8 – 11 hours of proper sleep every night to enjoy maximum height.

How to increase your height in natural way

How to increase your height in natural way

Massage: You should try to throw in a couple of massages during the breathing exercises and meditation to stimulate the growth. A body massage will not only relax and extend muscles but also it can help stretch your spine and straighten it which can help to increase your height in natural way in the long run.

Engage in exercise and sports: We know that sports and exercise are stimulating the release of the growth hormone which contributes to your height [2]. If you want to enjoy in your good height, then you should exercise regularly and take part in the sport activities. One of the best exercises which you can do to increase the height is to skip where you need to jump a lot. You should do the skipping for at least 30 minutes each day in an open area. Another effective exercise to facilitate height health is holding on to a horizontal bar and hanging with your spine stretched out. You should stay in this position for ten seconds and you should repeat it at least 6 times per day. Also when you play games such as basketball and tennis, they also require jumping a lot. This can help you to increase your height and also you can maintain ideal body weight. You should indulge in outdoor activities such as swimming and cycling and do them at regular basis because you will have toned body and a good height.

Stretch your body: Stretching is also a very effective way to enhance height at any age [3]. You should try to stretch your body by standing on your toes for a few minutes daily and do this several times per day. Also there are other stretching exercises which you can try at your home and they include basic leg stretches, twists, bow down, cobra stretch, super stretch and car stretch. When you are doing regular stretches, then you can add 1 – 2 inches to your height. Also this can help to improve your posture.

Indulge in yoga: Also you can add some yoga because this can help you to increase your height in natural way. There are certain yoga exercises which facilitate the release of growth – inducing hormones in our bodies [4]. This natural technique can also release stress which causes tension in the back muscles which in turn paves the way for the maximum growth. The Surya Namaskar is the best yoga pose which can help you to increase your height. In this pose there are 12 different postures which are performed in a particular chronological order.

Drink milk: Milk is rich in calcium which is very important mineral for the bone growth. This mineral also acts as a height booster. Milk also has protein and Vitamin A which are essential for the overall development of the body in which is also included the height [5]. You should drink at least 2 – 3 glasses of milk per day because in this way you will increase your height by a few inches. Also you should eat dairy products such as cream, yogurt, cottage cheese and cheese because they can also have an effect on the height.

Take ashwagandha: The scientific name of ashwagandha is Withania somnifera. Also this natural cure is known as Indian ginseng. In the Ayurveda medicine it was used to increase the height. This natural cure has many minerals which broaden the bone skeleton as well as its density [6]. This in turn will help you to increase your height. You can easily find this natural cure in the herbal store. You should mix 2 tablespoons of Ashwagandha powder in one glass of warm cow’s milk. Add jaggery or sugar according to your taste and mix it well. You should drink this natural cure every night before you go to the bed at least for 45 days to increase your height. You must avoid fast food completely if you want this natural treatment to work.

Enjoy sunlight: The best natural source of Vitamin D is the sunlight. This vitamin is a key which is needed for overall growth in which maximum height is also included. When our bodies are not getting enough Vitamin D, then we can have less height and weak bones. You need to spend 20 – 30 minutes daily in the sunlight because in this way you can be sure that your body gets the required amounts of Vitamin D. You should go out in the sun during early morning or evening hours because in this way you will give your body Vitamin D with minimal exposure to harmful UV rays. Also you can add foods in your diet that are rich in Vitamin D such as fortified foods, oily fish, eggs, cheese and milk.

Eat a balanced diet: One of the leading causes behind people failing to reach their maximum height is the lack of proper nutrients [7]. If you want to get a proper nutrition, then you should follow a balanced diet. You need to consume essential minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, zinc, potassium, manganese, protein and Vitamin C because they can provide the required stimulus for increasing height.  A daily diet should contain low – fat dairy products, whole grains, seeds, nuts, fresh leafy greens and colored vegetables and all should be consume in their proper proportions.

Drink plenty of water: You should try to drink ample amounts of water throughout the day. Water improves digestion and flushes out harmful toxins from your body. Also it can improve your metabolism rate which will have a direct impact on your height. You should drink 8 glasses of water every day because in this way you will keep your overall health. Along with drinking water, you should eat water – based vegetables and fruits such as cucumbers and watermelon.

Practice good posture: A key role in the development of your height is practicing a good posture.  A good posture is considered the one where the head and neck are aligned without any sign of slouching or bending. This type of posture can straighten out your spine, helps improve your height and relaxes your muscles. When you have a bad posture, then this can make your spinal cord bend, which in turn can suppress the normal height. This is a reason why you should be sure that you will sit straight on a chair and you should keep your shoulders straight and chin high. When you walk or stand, then you should keep your body straight and tight.

Swimming: One of the best choices in which person can increase his height is the swimming. When you swim, then your body tends to stretch in the opposite directions because your legs move in one direction while your arms move in other direction. This will allow to your body to stretch to its maximum and also the lengthening the spine can be effectively in a long period.


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