Almost all women dream of having a tall and curvaceous figure. Apart from making one look pleasing in various attires, it boosts self-confidence. However, some people are not fortunate enough to inherit the growth hormones! Even though, the height of a person is pre-determined by genetics, and the growth stops post the age of 18 years, there are numerous other ways that can influence growth and one can grow a few inches taller.
So, if you are one of those who is looking to look fab and tall, the first thing you got to do is to determine that. Then throw in some patience, lifestyle changes and will-power and you will be all set to see the positive results quite soon.
Start with noting down your current height and weight, and continue registering the changes in your dimensions every week in a notepad. Add the minutest inches! The next steps that you need to follow are listed below:
Take a Balanced Diet and Proper Nutrition
Proper diet and nutrition play a vital role in increasing your height – it is highly essential that your body absorbs the right amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. This will make your body fully prepared for appropriate growth and height gain. A balanced diet is rich in calcium, zinc, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium. Avoid the intake of trans-fats and saturated fats as much as possible, they are hard to digest and restrict the absorption of the nutrients. Drink a lot of water to detoxify your body and increase your metabolism. Include carrots, egg yolk, beef, fish, liver, green leafy vegetables, potatoes, nuts, chicken, beans, peas, fruits like apples and bananas, milk and dairy products in your daily food intake.
Exercise plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of your body. Also, to increase height after 25 years of age, you need to include physical activities in your daily regime. The more you stretch your body, the more chances of increasing the height. Take part in sports activities like cycling and swimming. There are few other height enhancing workouts mentioned below that are scientifically proven to increase height by 2-3 inches.
Try car stretch, cobra stretch, the bridge, the table, bow down, super stretch, twists and basic leg stretch to start with. They are good for warming up too.
Miraculously, hanging exercise is the best way to increase height. All you need to do is hang on a bar with both your hands and let your spine stretch, try to stay as long as you can, minimum 5 times per day. Slightly tough in the starting but hey, perseverance is the key to increase your height!
Swimming can alone compensate for all the stretching and hanging apart from toning whole of your body. Go learn to swim if you don’t know already. It is one great stressbuster where you can use your arms, legs and whole body all together and also gain height.
There are innumerable benefits of Yoga; it has a cure for everything, even increasing height. Practicing yogasans everyday will help you retain correct posture, calm mind and healthy self; it will help you stay in good physical shape and healthy. Doing 5 sets of Surya Namaskar each day will do wonders on your overall health, mind and body as well as increase height.
Adequate Intake of Vitamin D
The sun is the major source for vitamin D and this vitamin adds to the height a lot because of its effects on bone growth. Late afternoon and early morning are the best timings when you can get the required dose of Vitamin D for your body. Make sure you are exposed to sunlight at least for half an hour within these two timings only. Totally avoid sunlight in the afternoon to be safe from ultraviolet rays.
Get Sufficient Sleep
Science say, the growth hormones related to lengthening and thickening, function during deep sleep. Hence, having adequate sleep is imperative for gaining some inches vertically. Besides that, correct sleeping posture also plays an important role in the growth of skeletal structure. Avoid excessive intake of caffeine because it induces sleeplessness.
Say No Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and alcohol inhibit the growth process and burn the nutrients that are required for the body and musculoskeletal growth. Smoking and consuming steroids will keep you shorter by severely affecting the growth of your bones and also increasing the blood pressure.
Keep a Check On Your Posture
Always stand straight, don’t slouch and never hunch your back. While walking or sitting, spread out your shoulders slightly towards the back. It makes a lot of difference in making you look taller.
Rearrange Your Wardrobe
Wear tighter, slim-fitting clothes to highlight the curves of your body. Add a lot of dark colored clothing and dresses with vertical stripes to your trousseau. Wear high heels to instantly add more inches to your height.
Love Yourself and Be Happy
When you love and adore the person you are, you add some height and charm to your persona. Although, the above mentioned ways will beautifully work for you to increase your height and complete well-being, appreciating yourself will take you a long way further. Respect your body, and be happy and enjoy who you are.