At the age 18, teenagers enter their college life, enjoy a new found sense of freedom, and also get the official tag of being an adult. However, it is also the time when most people attain their optimum height. After this age their height becomes stagnant (for some people it is at 25). Well, surely most of you whine over those few extra inches of length! If those balanced dress-ups, shoe-lifts and growth inhibitors have left you feeling completely drained, here are some simple tips to increase your height naturally even after 18.
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Hitting the gym or sweating it out at home; both are helpful in not only shedding that excess baggage, but also in increasing your height. Just follow a workout regime that involves stretching, swimming, skipping, and cycling. These are simple height increasing exercises. Other than this, hanging on a bar for 2 minutes every day can be good for your bones. Other than this, stretching the body by standing on your toes, sports activities, and proper breathing techniques are also good solutions to increase your height.
Indulge in yoga
As we said, fitness is very good for you to boost your height. Yoga helps to improve your physical and mental faculties. Yoga provides suppleness to your body with its various stretching, balancing and breathing postures. Yoga helps in relieving the tensions in your mind and body. So, add yoga poses like, cobra pose (bhujangaasana), pleasant pose (sukhasana), tree pose (vrksasana), mountain pose (talasana), triangle pose (trikonasana) to your fitness regime. Suryanamaskar is another yoga pose that is very beneficial to your overall well-being.
Healthy and nutritious diet
Forget those limb lengthening surgeries, instead get particular about what you eat. Food containing vitamins, proteins, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus play an important role in increasing height. Stay away from carbonated drinks, saturated fats and excessive sugar as they can adversely affect your height. Add things like milk, carrots, fish, chicken, eggs, soybeans, oatmeal, potatoes, beans and green vegetables to your diet. Nuts like almonds and peanuts, and fruits like apple and bananas are good for your body as well.
Having good metabolism is also very essential if you want to increase your height with natural ways. 'Six meals a day' plan also helps to boost your metabolism. Having in-between healthy meals will store less fat in your body, thus helping you in attaining full height naturally. This would also ensure complete absorption of vital vitamins and minerals in your body.
We know it is all in the genes when it comes to your height, but we also cannot deny that adequate sleep is the best treatment for a healthy lifestyle and overall growth and development. Little or no sleep adversely affects growth in long run. Quality sleep will ensure that you maintain a good height and weight because the body grows and regenerates tissues during sleep. Also, the growth hormone in human body, which is responsible for height control is produced while sleeping. Hence, a minimum of 7 hours of sleep is a must.
A bad posture can leave its ugly mark on the best of bodies. The head and neck must be aligned without any bending and slouching. It not only straightens out your spine, but also helps in improving height. A wrong posture like bending or drooping down, causes your spinal cord to suppress normal height. Proper posture and sitting up straight relaxes your muscles to give you good height and growth.
No to boozing and smoking
Drinking and smoking causes serious health problems. While enjoying the flavour, one tends to forget the risks and intoxicating effects they involve. Inhaling smoke or having alcohol have poor effects on the growth and height of a person. So, if not for your health then for your height, it is a good option to chuck out the butt from your life.
Soak in some sunlight
Vitamin D is important for the growth of your bones, and what can be a better way to indulge in it than sunlight. Sunlight is the best natural source of vitamin D. Just be careful to avoid harsh sun rays during morning or mid-afternoon hours. Go out in the sun during early morning or evening hours to get its maximum benefit, with minimum exposure to UV rays.
Water helps to flush out the toxins of your body and assists in good digestion of food. Not drinking enough water can slow down your metabolism, which can be deterrent to your height. Even if you eat right and follow a fitness regime, you might not be able to reap complete benefits of it if you do not drink adequate amount of water.
Refrain from growth-inhibitors
There are lot of side effects associated with height increasing drugs and antibiotics that teenagers use to grow tall. They hardly impact your height and rather make you lazy and inactive. So, it is advisable to stay away from such quick fixes.
These tips are not a tall claim, but a few simple and natural ways to get blessed. What are you waiting for? Try these out to gain a few inches of height!