Whether it’s because you were teased for being too short, being thought to be much younger than you are, problems in dating because of your height, or problems finding clothes to fit properly, only you know why you want to be taller. And that you’d do just about anything to be taller.
For me, it was being shorter than all the girls in high school, which wasn’t so bad at first, as all the other guys were, too. Then, one by one, all my friends grew, while I stayed the same height. I got labeled as the ‘friend’ while all of my friends got girlfriends.
And you may have done one of two things: either decided that there’s nothing you can do to fix it, now that you’ve stopped growing, or you’ve tried every quack cure and dangerous supplement out there that promised to make you taller. Either way, the results have been the same – you’re still the same height.
Did you know we had more bones when we were infants than we do as adults? This is because when we were babies, much of our bones were made of cartilage. It was only when we started growing that this cartilage began to fuse and harden into solid bone. During puberty, we have cartilage growth plates on the ends of our longer bones. These are what help cause the giant growth spurts we experience.
Many don’t realize that a good diet can enhance growth during this vital time. It’s very important to eat foods that are rich in protein, calcium, amino acids, and calories. You can find these nutrients in dairy products, red meat, fresh green veggies, and fruit. Calcium in particular is very important for bone health. If you don’t see why bone health is important for growing tall, you will once you realize that calcium deficiency, as well as a lack of any vital nutrient, can result in your bones weakening, breaking, and even shrinking, making you even shorter than you were before. However, with a good diet, you can provide your body with the energy it needs to keep you healthy and replenish depleted sources.
Exercise is also very important in how to grow taller fast. While you’re growing, regular exercise releases height growth hormones, which help in making you taller. There are some scam sites that claim that, after you’ve reached adulthood, you can lengthen your bones as if they were taffy by doing special stretches. While this doesn’t work, exercise is still very beneficial to your body. By being slender and muscular, it’s much easier to look taller, especially when combined with height flattering shoes, clothing, and a short haircut. Exercise also keeps your bones strong.
By keeping a steady diet, you can keep your bones healthy long into old age. Good posture is another way to make yourself seem taller while at the same time preventing many of the complications that arise from poor posture, such as back aches, neck aches, and worse.
By: Andrew Moore
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