Many people wish they were taller, especially men, as it gives them more of a presence and command of a room or situation. Those people who wish for more height have been short for most of their lives. Some may turn to supplements that supposedly work and a few might turn to painful surgeries that can supposedly make them taller. But people can actually increase their height naturally by focusing on a few changes in their personal lifestyle. This can be done during or even years after puberty.
There are specific types of foods, vitamins and minerals that someone looking to grow taller needs to ingest regularly. Also, drink large amounts of water. For proteins concentrate on eating eggs, fish and plenty of milk. For vitamins and minerals, eat raw fruits and vegetables. Yogurts and cheeses will provide those good fats and whole grain wheat will provide the carbohydrates. With all of these types of natural organic food included into your daily diet, your body will be able to produce more growth hormones, which contribute to a general height increase. Not only will you be generally healthier from this correct nutrition, but your height will begin to increase naturally, if combined with the other changes in your personal lifestyle.
Growing Taller Exercises
Intense anaerobic exercises also stimulate growth hormones, like swimming, cycling, rowing and sprinting. But stretching exercises will increase height naturally as well by strengthening the abominable and back muscles, which reduces compression on the discs in the spinal column. Exercises like hanging, dry land swimming (alternating arm and leg lifts) and pelvic shifts will increase strength in all of these muscles and also stretch out the body significantly. Beginners with these exercises should take a few days off in between but a daily regimen should soon be adopted.
The Right Rest
A correct amount of rest has been attributed to many healthy qualities, but it can also be traced to growing taller later in life. This doesn't mean more sleep, or even eight hours a night--it means the right amount of comfortable, undisturbed sleep to allow your body to rest, heal from the exercise and begin to grow. Those trying to grow taller should make sure they have a comfortable mattress and a way to elevate their legs, so that their spine lays flat on the mattress and doesn't compress the spinal column, allowing the aforementioned stretching exercises to actually work. Many people have claimed they have grown taller in a rather short period of time if all of these things become a part of daily life.