How To Grow Taller: Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Increase Your Height

When it comes to height, mostly it depends on your genes and you have no control over it. 

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Feb 18, 2023 10:00 IST
How To Grow Taller: Lifestyle Changes You Can Make To Increase Your Height

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The average height of Indian men is 5.8 feet (177 cm), and for the women it is 5.3 feet (162 cm), as reported by the National Institute of Nutrition Changes. Several factors influence our overall height. Everything from your diet to your genes play a vital role in determining your height when you grow up. Your genes account for the majority of your height, and you have no control over it. However, what you can change is your lifestyle, which includes your diet, sleep and daily activity. So, if you're struggling to get taller, here are some lifestyle changes you can make to increase your height. 

Balanced Diet

A diet is said to be balanced if it contains all of the necessary macro and micronutrients. Foods high in vitamins and minerals help to build immunity and keep our organs healthy. Moreover, including fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, and dairy in your diet can be a good idea because they contain high levels of calcium and vitamin D, which help in strengthening bones and maximising your growth potential.

Your height depends on your genes


Exercise is a great way to get your joints, bones, and muscles moving. Exercise not only improves your health but also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Moreover, it is said that if you are overweight, your height will stop growing, so your goal should be to stay close to your ideal body weight. Your training goal should be focused on larger muscle groups that make you appear tall. You should strengthen your legs, shoulders, and back. Strength-building exercises, yoga, jumping rope, and biking are all excellent exercises for increasing flexibility and growing a few inches taller.

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Take Proper Rest

Rest is frequently misunderstood as an excuse to go all out with your diet and training and live a sedentary lifestyle. However, when you exercise, you break your muscles, and it is during rest that your body grows. Moreover, when you sleep, your body produces human growth hormone (HGH), which is essential for growing taller. When you don't get six to eight hours of sleep daily, your body produces less of this hormone. The best practice you can do is to wake up without an alarm, as this will allow you to speed up the transformation process. 

Correct Your Posture

Standing and sitting with good posture not only makes people appear taller, but also helps prevent the neck and back pain that is often associated with slouching. The best is when you are working on your laptop or just scrolling through your cell phone, take a break and check your posture. Moreover, if you sit in front of a computer all day, make it a point to sit straight or keep a pillow to prevent the bending of your lower back. 

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Pro Tip

The human body stops responding when it is repeatedly exposed to the same stimuli, which means that if you want to make gains, you must change your diet and exercise routine every six weeks.

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