For those of us who are struggling to gain height while we still can, we do everything possible like doing the right exercises, yoga, eating a healthy diet and even taking supplements.
One reason why your mother wanted you to play a lot of sports during your childhood is that sports and various other exercises help in increasing the height. Almost every outdoor sport helps you to grow taller, but basketball and swimming have more benefits as compared to other sports.
Swimming if done with intensity can prove to be really beneficial for the growth of your body.
Even after a person has reached puberty, swimming can help in increasing the height. But along with swimming, balanced diet and proper rest is also required.
A swimmer will have a longer upper body length as compared to a person who is a non-swimmer, an example of Michael Phelps can be taken, he is one of the most famous swimmers of all time, and his upper body length is more than his lower body length.
When a person swims, almost every muscle of the body is used. Legs, Arms, Spine and Chest are given the most emphasis.
Moving in water is difficult as compared to moving in air. Hence body comes across a better workout as compared to other exercises. Legs and spine of the body are the most crucial for gaining height and since they receive a better workout because of swimming.
Another benefit of swimming compared to other exercises is that the body is floating in the water; hence the gravitational pull of Earth does not act as a barrier. Swimming helps in various ways.
First of all is that it helps in stretching both the spine as well as the legs of the swimmer. Swimming makes the body release more Human Growth Hormones and it even builds the muscles and strengthens the bones.
Swimming, just like any other exercise helps in inhalation of more oxygen as compared to when you are sitting idle. Fatigue leads to breathing in deeply which leads to intake of more oxygen. This extra oxygen helps in rebuilding our damaged cells.
There have been several arguments regarding which swimming stroke is best to help you grow taller. Some claim that breast stroke is the best stroke, as it involves stretching whole length of the body.
While others argue that butterfly stroke or backstroke might be the best stroke. As for the butterfly stroke, it focuses on the movement of the arms; the movement of the body maintains the flexibility of the body and the movement of the back in both the direction helps in stretching it properly at a constant rate.
The backstroke is helpful in improving the posture of the body because the head is to be kept afloat at all times.
Moreover, the movement of the hands behind the head and the curving of the back help in stretching of the spine hence are benefiting the torso. Whereas, some believe that all strokes benefit the body in the same way as they help in the overall stretching of the body.
Swimming doesn’t require any special and expensive gears and is relatively easy exercise. One can swim at the local community pool or at the local lake and add up a few inches to the body.
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You have to keep this in mind that swimming could play a big role in your height gain routine but just swimming might not be able to give you desired results. You also need to have a proper balanced diet, good sleep , exposure to sun etc.
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