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Advice for increasing height

hi ...i am 22yrs. Boy. My height is around 168cms...i would like to be mom and dad are 1 inch shorter than me, but my bro is quite tall. .so is there a chance i can achieve it...what should be done
(October 27, 2010)

How To Increase Height

An individual’s height is one of the most definitive characteristics of his or her physical stature and is definitely something of envy at times. Being taller comes with a number of benefits and advantages to the way a person leads his or her life. However, one should not ignore the fact that being extremely tall can also increase the risk of suffering from a number of medical complications. Understanding the factors that play a role in predetermining your height is an important part of understanding why your height seems to be stunted. Probably the most important factor is hereditary and the gene structure.

You have mentioned that you are already slightly taller than both your parents.

Unless there has been a forefather with substantially more height than your parents, chances are that you are close to having reached your full natural height. Given the fact that there are so many medical breakthroughs in today’s scientific world, it is easy to want to attempt a quick fix solution in increasing ones height. There are several promotional sites that offer dubious methods to increase height – and these are often touted as being a surefire method to grow taller. However, there are also a number of natural methods and techniques to help an individual grow taller and even appear taller. When it comes to methods as to how to increase height, an individual’s diet is probably the most overlooked aspect. Junk food is today’s most common source of nutrition – except that it doesn’t really contain any. The junk food that so many of us like so much contains almost no carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids and minerals that is a vital part of helping your body grow. Eating a healthy assortment of fruits and vegetables will provide your body with all these components and ensure your body become strong and active.

One of the most effective ways to increase height is to perform a few anaerobic exercises. While we have all heard of aerobic exercises, ‘anaerobic’ exercises essentially means – without air and call for the muscles to be used at high intensity over a rather short period of time. Both, heavy weight lifting and sprinting fall into this category. A combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercises will complement each other perfectly to help your stretch and develop your spine further – making you much taller than your natural height. Studies have shown that participating in sports also helps develop your height long after you have reached adulthood. For instance, a baseballer’s pitching arm is known to be about 3 to 4 inches longer than his other arm because of the exercise and motions that it is put through on a regular basis.

Submitted by S M on October 27, 2010 at 05:04


Height Increasing Tips 

Along with heredity (considering your mom and dad are moderately heighted but your brother is taller) the length of the long bones is also to be considered. Once growth plate fusion happens in the long bones, which generally occurs between the ages of 18-21 for boys increasing your length becomes a difficult talk unless you follow a good balanced diet and follow some exercises. Keep in mind the following tips to increase your height –

  • Eat a well balanced diet emphasizing on calcium and protein. For this you can include fresh fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, milk and milk products, sesame seeds, fish and sprouts.
  • Stretch – stand against the wall and stretch your hand one at a time. At the same time also stretch your heels and be in this position for about 10-15 seconds. This exercise when done on regular basis would help to increase your few inches.
  • You can also sit and perform some stretching exercises – fold your legs and sit on the ground, now take both your hands and join then on top of your head, stretch as much as you can and remain in that position for 10-15 seconds.
  • Sleep well and maintain a good posture, if you tend to slouch then it would make your appearance short. 
Submitted by S M on April 2, 2008 at 07:00


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