Your diet, of course, plays an important role in growing taller. By eating foods rich in protein, calcium, amino acids, and calories, you will give your body the energy and nutrients it needs to grow and renew itself. It will also help when you exercise to increase height.
You might have come across all sorts of scams claiming that you can still increase your height and grow taller by exercising, even after you are way past the stage of puberty. Do not believe in these claims as they are simply not effective and useful in helping you grow taller. You won’t be able to lengthen your bones after you have stopped growing, unless you choose to opt for surgery.
Why is this? To understand, it’s good to know a little bit about how we grow at all. When we are first born, much of our bones consist of flexible cartilage. As we grow, much of the cartilage fuses together to form solid bone.
In our teenage years, growth plates located on the ends of long bones gradually lengthen. Eventually these growth plates stop growing once we reach the end of puberty. Not even hormone treatments or vitamin supplements can make them grow again.
However, if you exercise regularly while you are still young, you will be able to speed up the rate of your growth. This will also help to keep your bones healthy, right up to old age. Keeping these good habits of regular exercise and healthy diet can help you prevent any serious bone diseases in the future.
One more benefit of exercising to increase height is that, when you are still young, your body will release height growth hormones. As the name suggest, height growth hormones will increase your growth rate, which means it will help you to grow taller faster.
So, what are some of those exercises? Unlike what you are probably thinking, many great exercises that release height growth hormones are not stretching exercises. Instead, it is better to focus on workout routines that focus on increasing your muscles strength. Doing so will help you to improve your overall appearance. Also, it will help to improve your bone strength as your weight is increasing.
By: Jason B Han
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