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Ask a random girl to describe the preferred physical features she wants in her ideal man and you will almost certainly hear the good old “Tall, dark and handsome”. Okay. You may not hear dark (or any color for that matter) but she will most likely indicate interest in the tall man. I have not met anyone who would rather be short than tall. It’s not exclusively a female thing. Not by any chance. Most men want to be at least 6 feet tall and will seek any way to naturally increase in height if they feel they are not tall enough. There are programs and apps that can help you grow taller but we will return to this later.
If you are a teenager reading this, it is safe to say you are pretty much lucky. This is because most people attain their maximum height at about age 18. This goes without saying that individuals that are still in the stage of puberty have the highest chances and advantages when it comes to growing taller as their epiphyseal plates (otherwise known as growth plates) are still actively increasing in length.
“How does this happen?” You might ask. Science shows that during your pre-adolescent years, the cells of your growth plates multiply rapidly; forming cartilages in the process. Subsequently these cartilages will thicken with calcium and become solid (a process called calcification) and ultimately degenerate to form bone tissues. The process repeats itself day after day until the individual begins to observe improved length in their bones.
Of course you may not easily notice these differences if you aren’t observing your height closely through periodic measurements.
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Things You Should Know About Your Height To Increase It Naturally After 18
Before moving further with how to increase your height, you may want to have an idea of a couple related stuff about human heights. It is possible that you are taller than you think or even somewhat shorter than the global average without evening knowing it.
Your Genes Play the Most Role To Increase Height
The type of genes you inherit from your parents will pretty much determine whether you will grow tall or not. The GH1. GPC3, FGFR3 – among others – determine just how tall you are going to be. If any of your immediate ancestors is adequately blessed in this regard, you have a great chance of faring well in terms of height. Beyond these genetic heredity, your hormones largely determine when, how and to what degree you will grow. It is important that your body starts growing early and optimally when you are in your teenage as that is when you are likely going to attain the highest possible growth.
Nutrition Plays a Role To Increase Height
But only before you turn 18. It’s a no-brainer that your body grows best and most efficiently in your teenage days. As a result, you need the best nutrition at that stage if you hope to attain your maximum height. Of course you have to continue eating good food all through your life whether or not you are interested in getting taller.
Exercise and Yoga Help A Lot: The benefits of exercise are unlimited. From increasing your height naturally to burning excess fat and staying mentally alert. We’ll elaborate more on how to increase your height through yoga and other activities in the following subheadings.
This isn’t all there is to know but it is pretty much the major things you need to know. Given that you now have an idea of how your body gets to be tall or not so tall, we shall now proceed with what you have to do to increase your height if you are not satisfied with your current height.
What You Can Do to Increase Your Height After 18
After 18, as you may have already known, you will not grow much taller. Yet there is room for improvement. Environmental conditioning as well as proper nutrition remains relevant all through our lives. No doubt. But then, your body will respond more to two things: yoga and exercise.
Yoga helps. So does exercise – particularly stretching exercises. Studies have shown that our bodies appear taller when we are at sleep. This is because the discs of the vertebral column relax during sleep especially at night times when the rest is prolonged. It is thereby sufficient to say that engaging in stretching exercises help the body get taller as they rid tension from the lower back of the body.
Yoga postures help you grow taller as they elicit the same effect. But considering that you can somewhat increase your height by sleeping and resting more frequently than usual, it makes perfect sense that you become less of a night owl if you want to maximize whatever length abundant sleep has to offer you.
Talking about yoga for growing taller, a good number of postures prove to be more useful than the others. The Tadasana, for instance,is a great posture that brings about elongation on literally all parts of the body. It is believed that this elongation prompts the body’s growth hormones into action. To do the Tadasana posture, you have to stand straight vertically on your toes with both hands raised upwards on either side of your body. When you perform this yoga move, do well to breathe in while you raise both hands up and make sure your hips and hand and outspread legs are in perfect alignment.
Other relevant yoga postures include Ustra asana, Paschimotan asana and the elbow stand. For the elbow stand, you have to first lie on your back (on your yoga mat) with both of your hands by your sides. Next, you start raising your legs vertically (with your toes pointing towards the sky) while gradually using your elbow to support your hips. In fact, there are at least 15 different types of yoga asanas for growing taller but they are all beyond the scope of this article. We will go into details in our next blog post so stay with us.
If you are over the age of 18, it is important to note that you naturally won’t experience a quantum leap in height. You’re probably not going to add another foot in height. You have to generally accept your height the way it is knowing it represents your physical appearance, not the size of what you can do. Ask Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) of Game of Thrones. However, natural processes such as exercise and yoga routines can help add an inch or more when done rightly.
You will learn more about these natural solutions that help increase your height. Until then, feel free to ask questions if you have any or perhaps share with us in the comments section. Also, have you successfully increased your height using a natural procedure or substance? Let us know below.