7 Exercises that will help you grow taller

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 18, 2017

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One of the most obvious physical characteristics is height. You might have seen endless advertisements touting to increase height and don’t want to go by any phony claims anymore. What about exercising your way to be tall?

Most people believe that how tall we grow is in our genes. Besides genetic factors, there are various reasons that we often don't reach that maximum. Exercise can help you grow taller and achieve your maximum height. Nutrition, physical activities, posture and height maximizing exercises can aid in height increase.


Some of the exercises that will help you grow taller.



Skipping rope is one thing that you must learn when trying to reach your maximum height. Jumping rope increases blood supply and exerts pressure on the long bones of the body to grow in length.


Vertical hanging

Hanging may sound a simple exercise; it is one of the powerful exercises to increase height. The exercise extends the cartilages in the vertebrae and make them grow, leading to extension of the spine.


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Side bends

It is one exercise that will help you increase height. You have to stand vertically on your feet kept flat on the floor, bend your body sideways and stretch as far as you can. Hold the position for 15 seconds and do the repeat with the other side of the body.


Vertical stretch

If you are not comfortable with exercises, this simple exercise is for you. Stand on your toes; lift your body with arms facing up. Stretch your body as high as you can. Hold your hands there for at least 30 seconds. The exercise stretches the spine to help you grow taller in a course of time.


Vertical bends

It is one of the excellent grow-taller exercises, wherein you stand with your legs slightly apart. Bend down and try to touch the floor without bending your knees. The movement flexes the spine. Initially, you should try to touch the floor, but it is better if you can place your palm completely on the floor.


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Cobra pose

Lie down flat on the floor with your chest facing down. Keep your upper body still, lift your upper body and try to stretch as much as possible. Hold the position for 15 seconds and bring your body back to the initial position slowly. The exercise stretches the upper body and helps you grow taller.


Lying two way stretch

Lie flat on the floor. Your chest must face up and your arms rest on the floor straight above your head. Stretch your arms and legs simultaneously. Hold the position for 20 seconds before bringing arms/legs to rest.


It is an established fact that how tall we grow is determined by genetic factors. Physical factors such as diet and exercise do have a role in how tall we are. Mostly, growth stops at the age of 25, but there are some things that you can do beyond this stage to add a few more inches to your height. Grow-tall exercises are not the sure way to get taller, but you can give it a try.



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  • mansi01 Jul 2016

    nice article...

  • Sonia Shaa17 Sep 2014

    Now there is no need to worry because this article provides a short person all the right tips.

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