If you’re looking for the best ways to increase your height, you’ve found the right post. We’re about to discuss the top 10 ways to increase your height. Now if you’re an adult who is over 21 years old, no worries. While your growth plates have likely closed, many of these techniques will still help you look significantly taller than you are now. So no matter where you are in the world, you can become taller by applying the techniques we are about to discuss.
10. Practice Good Posture
According to Dr. Yoon, it is possible to grow between 1 to 2 inches taller even if you are an adult, simply by fixing and maintaining a proper posture. But more importantly, practicing good posture will bring about many other health benefits, such as improved breathing, reduction of back pain, better circulation and digestion, more energy, enhanced concentration, and increased confidence.
9. Engage in Exercises That Strengthen Your Postural Muscles
It is one thing to fix your posture, but it’s another thing to maintain your fixed posture. In order to maintain your posture much more easily, you can perform exercises that strengthen muscles that keep your posture aligned properly.
There are 3 muscle groups in your back that you want to strengthen, which are your: trapezius, rhomboids, and rear deltoids. Here are exercises you can do to strengthen each of these muscle groups:
- Seated Cable Row: strengthens the rhomboids
- Bent-Over Raise: strengthens the rear deltoids
- Shrugs: strengthens the trapezius
8. Practice Yoga to Maximize Your Height
While the exercises above helps you to target distinct muscle groups, yoga helps you to train your entire body all at once. Training your whole body simultaneously can increase your bodily awareness, which will further align your body, strengthen your postural muscles, which will ultimately help you stand taller.
7. Use Anti-Gravity Remedies
Another way to straighten your spine, even more, is using anti-gravity remedies, such as the inversion table, or anti-gravity boots. These tools do cost a little bit of money, but are very relaxing for your body, and take no extra effort to implement into your lifestyle. You can find them all over Amazon.
6. Live an Active Lifestyle
If you have children who are still growing naturally, it’s important for them to stay active, since it allows their bodies to produce crucial hormones that contribute to bone growth. Also, staying active can prevent bone problems, such as osteoporosis, which is when your bones lose density and become weak.
Preventing bone diseases will not only help you live longer and healthier but will also help you maintain your height as you get older. So besides the exercises, we discussed previously, make sure to also engage in more intense aerobic activities, such as running, doing jumping ropes, biking, or going hiking. (We will discuss this more later in the post)
5. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
I’m sure you’ve noticed that in the morning as soon as you wake up, you reach your peak height. This is because our spine discs increase in length after a good night’s sleep. And the more hours of sleep your body receives, the taller you’ll become. For children, getting a sufficient amount of sleep is essential, since the hormones responsible for developing their bones are produced when they are in deep sleep.
The recommended amount of sleep is different for everyone, since every individual has different bodies, and age also plays a huge role in how much sleep we actually need. If you want to find out exactly how much sleep you need, check out this guide.
4. Use Supplements
In order for children’s bones to grow properly, they need to be fueled with proper nutrients. And there are certain nutrients that are essential for helping your bones grow in length, and increasing their strength. The most important nutrients children can consume are protein, calcium, zinc, vitamin D3, vitamin B12, vitamin C, Magnesium, and Vitamin A.
If you are an adult who’s looking to increase your height by 1 to 2 inches, you can consume the following amino acids to maximize the length of your spine discs: L-Ornithine, L-Arginine, L-Lysine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine.
Whatever supplements you decided to use, make sure to use them with caution by reading the label, checking all of the ingredients (if they are pure and FDA approved), and check with your doctor before you make any dietary changes.
3. Eat a Balanced Diet with Proper Nutrition
Remember: no supplements will help you grow taller if you don’t have a proper diet as your foundation. So make sure to eat foods that contain foods that are rich in the nutrients discussed in the previous section. Here are some foods you can incorporate into your diet, in order to fuel your body with the best height increasing nutrients:
- Grassfed Beef
- White beans
- Coconut oil
- Orange juice
2. Go to the Doctor to Check for Any Illnesses
One of the most important factors for preventing growth stunts is to treat illnesses before they reach serious conditions. When your body becomes ill, your body needs to utilize a significant amount of energy plus resources, which can interfere with the processes involved in helping your bones grow in length. That is why it’s important to cure these illnesses as early as possible.
But if you or your children have been sick a few times, there is no need to worry. Just make sure to visit your doctor as soon as these illnesses show up, and get the proper treatment you need to become healthy again.
1. Prevent Bone Diseases
As we discussed briefly in a previous section, osteoporosis and other bone diseases can interfere with one’s height. In children, bone diseases can prevent their bones from reaching their full length, since it won’t be able to develop properly as they get older. And for adults and elders, bone diseases can cause their heights to shrink.
In order to minimize the risk of bone diseases, make sure to follow the tips we discussed previously in this post, such as optimizing your diet around the proper nutrients, and staying active. It’s also important to avoid certain habits such as drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes. Lastly, watch out for the usage of certain drugs or medications, such as glucocorticoids or anticonvulsants.