Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Everybody wants a good height as it enhances the personality. Height is a sensitive topic and most of us are not satisfied with our height. People look out for various solution and techniques to gain height.

There are various factors which influence height, the most important being the genetic factor other being environment, nutrition, and exercise.

Every individual has a different pace of growth. The height stops growing once the puberty passes, which means that an adult is unlikely to observe an increase in height.

Factors Which Can Help Attain a Good Height

There are a few simple things which if followed can help ensure a good height spike in the growing years.

A Well-Balanced Diet

Everything our body needs is hidden in food. A well-balanced diet with a good combination of protein, calcium, zinc and vitamin D, has a very good potential to make you taller. Add fruits, green vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, and protein to your diet and avoid all the packaged and processed food. It helps in promoting bone health and muscle growth.

Exercise

A regular exercise routine has many benefits as it strengthens the muscles and bones and helps maintain a healthy weight. Exercise helps in lengthening and straightening of the spine which is one of the vital factors affecting height. Children should indulge in one hour of exercise in a day. The exercise can be anything from swimming to aerobics, skipping, yoga, flexibility exercises, or sit-ups.

Teens can join various sports like tennis, badminton, or cricket classes, as it is also a way of keeping them physically active. When we exercise our body demands more healthy nutrients thereby increasing the absorption of the same.

Sleep Well

Our body grows while sleeping, therefore, it is very important to get a good amount of sleep. While in deep sleep our body releases HGH (a growth hormone), which decreases in the individual who does not sleep well. It affects the height.

Extra sleep may increase the HGH production. Never compromise on the sleeping hour if you need a good height.

Get Enough Rest

After a day full of activities it is very important to make your body relax to get rid of the tiredness and stress. A short nap is an awesome approach to help the body relax. It really improves the optimum growth.

Soak in the Morning Sun

Sunlight is a very important factor our body needs to grow. You can go out and enjoy the morning sun. It is a natural source of vitamin D, which our body and bones need the most to grow taller.

Maintain a Healthy Posture

A good posture is important to raise the height potential. While you walk, stand or even while sleep the posture should be correct, you should not slouch.

A correct posture demands you to stand and sit erect, with the abdomen sucked in, shoulders set back and the chest pushed forward. The chin should be kept in an upright position.

A right posture boosts confidence and also helps you grow tall.

Drink Enough Water

Water helps keep u hydrated and healthy, which is required to get a good height as well. If the body is not hydrated enough then it may not benefit from the exercises done.

It is therefore very important to drink plenty of water, to stay fit, healthy, and tall.

Have Small Meals At Regular Intervals

Having small meals regularly helps improve the metabolic process. The food eaten determines the spurt in height. It is important to have a healthy diet plan to attain the desired height naturally.

Following the above simple steps can actually help you achieve the perfect height. Set your routine right and eat well, it will give you a healthy life and make you achieve what you desire the most.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: September 18, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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