6 Simple exercises that will help you grow taller

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 04, 2018
Quick Bites

  • Height maximizing exercises can aid in height increase.
  • Skipping rope can help you reach your maximum height.
  • Lying two way stretch is one effective exercise to grow taller.

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?

Exercise is the best possible way to help you grow taller and achieve your maximum height, naturally. Though height is determined by genetic factors but it can be influenced to an extent by physical factors like diet and exercise.  Proper exercise helps in toning and strengthening your muscles, releasing the growth hormones which are responsible for height gain.  

Exercises that will help you grow taller

Skipping

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.

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 repeat it with the other side of the body. 

Cobra pose

Lie down flat on the floor with your chest facing down. Keep your lower 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.

Also read: Know how to get perfect the body shape

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. This 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.

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 and legs to rest.

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