As you may or may not realize when you read this blog im small… 5ft 2 to be precise! well you wouldn’t realize it if you saw me… you’d only think I was just below average height not the dwarf I really am. Because I for one actually do something about my height…… Im gonna be sharing my top tips now to help out other small folks like me… awww aren’t I a decent person 🙂
What you should know
In this article we will be discussing the real truth behind growing taller…if possible!
There is a lot of harmful information online telling people that it is possible to grow taller at any age by taking a series of human growth hormone drugs, and even some websites go to the extreme of telling people that by using clamps on the spine it is possible to force your body into growing taller… With so much snake-oil telling people that if they buy an “ebook” that they will be able to know the secrets and with very little (or at least very hard to find) real information out there on the internet many are fooled into believing that this dangerous methods work, when in actual fact they can do more harm than good and could actually stunt your growth or wreck you posture making you smaller not taller!
The fact is that nobody can actually make themselves grow taller, but there are ways to help boost your growth if you are still growing and prevent yourself from stunting it.
Height is caused by a number of factors many though put it largely down to genetics.. this in a sense is true but environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle play a huge role on whether you reach your maximum height your genetics allows or not.
Scientists have done extensive research in the field of human height. Scientists have noticed a strong correlation between affluent populations who have a high standard of living, well educated and have healthy diets and have found after comparing the height of the affluent population with that of one found in a third world country and have seen that the poorer population who have a much lower standard of living and do not have a very healthy diet (malnourished) are much smaller in height.
Some people may argue that this maybe down to differences in genetic backgrounds and not related to diet and lifestyle… But take for example countries that have recently been under famine that where not before like North Korea…In the 90’s North Korea was hit by famine, Why is it that the people who where growing up in the 90’s are much smaller than the older North Koreans who did not grow up in famine then?
The sparse differences of height isn’t just from country to country, thanks to relative poverty and the increasing gap between rich and poor we are now seeing huge differences in height within one country…In England for example the average height is 5ft 9in.. but in some parts that are suffering from relative population the average height is much lower… This is because in these parts people cannot afford healthy food.. and instead will choose to eat quick, cheap and tasty food like ready meals and fast food. Also smoking is often high in these places and not only does smoking kill people at a younger age it has been proven to also stunt growth if you smoke whilst you are still growing.
Diet is important if you want to grow tall
As I stated above people will often choose to eat fast food because it tastes good… you do not have to worry about cooking or preparing and it is cheap… but it is also full of empty calories and offers no nutritional value what so ever. You body needs nutrition to grow. Particularly amino acids that help with cellular growth and repair.. a chain of amino acids make up proteins… that is why eating lots of protein rich foods is good if you want to boost your height. But what about taking amino acid tablets to boost height instead? Amino acids tablets are no good as they create a imbalance. Yes your body needs amino acids but taking amino acid tablets are not the answer as you body needs other vital nutrients like calcium for strong bones (vital for good posture and bone growth) and vitamin D for helping your body better absorb the calcium.. you will not be able to get a healthy balanced diet from taking tablets.. the only way you can do this is by eating a variety of healthy foods.
How to increase your height once you have stopped growing
Now I hope you realize just how important eating healthy is for height… but if you’re growth plates have fused together (often in your late teens) you will not be able to boost or help your growth anymore because you will have stopped growing. (but eating a balanced diet is still needed for you to stay healthy)
So what can you do?
Well you have two options which are improving posture or by wearing a pair of height increasing heel lifts.
Improving your posture is something that everyone should try.. it helps you stay flexible and healthy and makes you taller… not by making your grow but by stretching out your spine and decompressing your body that is often compressed by gravity! Better posture makes you look and feel taller.
Did you know that astronauts who go up in space are a lot taller in space than they are on earth? This is down to gravity… the same reason why you are much taller in the morning when you have just woken up than you are at the end of the day when gravity has been pushing down on your body and spine all day.
Better posture can be achieved by doing stretching exercises that will help to strengthen the muscles that support your spines.. better support means that you are more resistant to gravity and gravity has a harder times compressing you together!
Not only that but stretching exercises can straighten the spine adding inches to your height… Stretching exercises can be done either in the form of Yoga or Pilates for a couple minutes each day.. but you are not limited to just them.. swimming is another great exercise where you must constantly stretch your body… along with basketball too.
Do you know about Height increasing heel lifts?
If you do not think that you will have enough time or simply cannot be bothered to do stretching exercises (or just wanting even more height on top of doing stretching exercises). The a pair of height increasing heel lifts are the answer to your problems.
Heel lifts are insoles that you can place in your shoes that will give you a instant boost in height.. working in the same way as high heels but without the foot pain thanks to the orthotic technology that has been incorporated into the design of the heel lifts. (Heel lifts where first and still are used for leg length discrepancy’s so these insoles had to be comfortable and give a constant level of support and height to avoid pain and injury when wearing them.)
Heel lifts made to be invisible so that nobody can tell you are wearing them to help you avoid embarrassing questions… another way for you to hide the fact you are wearing them and stop people wondering how you grew 3 inches over night is by using the adjustable stacks that you add onto or take away from the heel lifts to increase your height slowly over time.
Combining the use of heel lifts and doing stretching exercises that I previously mentioned is a great way to help boost your height at least! Stretching exercises can often take awhile to see results so why not grab a pair of heel lifts in the meantime while your waiting?
There are many places online to buy a pair of heel lifts including nuovahealth which also sells a number of different heel lifts and insoles among other health products too.