If you are above 25 and your average height is not satisfying you, then here are 5 ways to increase your height by inches.
Are you in your 20s and not satisfied with your average height? Do you want to grow taller by few more inches? When you get into your adulthood your height stops increasing, due to slow production of the growth hormone. These hormones control the human growth. As you know, length of the bones increases due to the presence of growth plates or epiphyses at the end of long bones. Pituitary gland produces human growth hormone which stimulates bone growth at the growth plates. Here are 5 simple ways to increase your height after the age of 25 years.
Healthy and proper diet
Well maintained diet is very important to improve your height. Foods like carrots, egg yolk, fish (tuna, salmon and mackerel), potatoes, leafy green vegetables, chicken, beans, nuts, peas, fruits, dairy products, etc., are highly recommended to be added in your diet. In order to increase height it is necessary that your body has enough strength to absorb required vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Do not forget to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily to detoxify your body. Try to avoid foods rich in trans fats and saturated fats as they are hard to digest and interfere with the absorption of nutrients.
Exercise and stretching
Sport activities like swimming and cycling also helps in increasing height. But if you want your dream height, do stretch and exercise daily. Exercise works tremendously to gain good height as growth is accelerated when the body is being exercised and stretched. Improved posture helps you grow at least an inch of height. Exercises like forward bend, spot high jump, rope skipping, burpees, bar hanging and many more, might be helpful in gaining some height after the age of 25 years.
Expose to sunlight
Vitamin D is very helpful in order gain height. Vitamin D contributes in the greatest way to increase your height as it effect on bone growth. Biggest source of vitamin D is sunlight. Exposure to sunlight allows your body to get the essential dose of vitamin D. Taking sunbath early in the morning or late afternoon, might be more beneficial because the UV radiation is at its lowest during this time.
Benefits of practicing yoga regularly are countless. Yoga helps you in maintaining the correct posture. The different yoga positions make your body supple, instead of stimulating the growth hormones. Yoga also makes you look taller and contributes to the overall development of your body. Yoga poses like, Tadasana (Mountain Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), Adho- Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) and stretching, helps in increasing height.
Adequate sleep is really very important due to the fact that the growth hormone does its job of thickening and lengthening your bones during deep sleep. The way you sleep also matters for proper growth. Wear clean, soft and comfortable clothes while sleeping and also use a comfortable mattress.
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Written by: Arti Chaudhary
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team May 13, 2019