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I. Tips to grow taller for you!
A human's height is determined by a number of factors. Genetics is first
and most important. If your parents are short, you are unlikely to ever
bump your head walking through a doorway. A tall grandparent might
give you some hope. Your genes determine the maximum height you
can potentially be.
Other factors can prevent you from reaching that potential. Growing to
be as tall as you can is mostly a matter of avoiding things that will
prevent proper development.
This means that you need to eat a proper balanced diet that includes
calcium-rich foods as well as protein to provide material for both bones
and muscles. There really is no one miracle food that you need to reach
your full potential height, it's a matter of balanced nutrition.
Reasonable amounts of exercise should also help, but care needs to be
taken to avoid high-impact activities that can injure bones and joints in
the critical growth period. Swimming and running are good. Extreme
weightlifting less so.
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Growth is controlled by hormones. Hormones are chemicals produced
by various glands in the body. Their production can be affected by
other chemicals, and so it would only make sense that the less foreign
chemicals make it into your system the better your chances to be taller
would be. As trite as that sounds, don't smoke, kids. Avoiding drugs and
industrial chemicals is also a good idea.
The above largely applies to teenagers. Humans generally stop growing
by their early 20's. Any significant height changes after that are highly
A lot of people are very insecure about their height. There are many
companies out there trying to take advantage of that by selling "miracle
pills", exercise systems, diets, and silly gadgets. Shoe lifts were all the
rage about 40 years ago. Gadgets are junk. Exercise systems can cause
injury. Diets can affect your body, but not in the vertical dimension.
None of this stuff will make you taller, no matter what the sellers claim.
There are no magic pills or potions that can increase your height once
you have finished growing. Your height is predetermined in your
genetic make up.
Pills can be especially dangerous. At best, these things will do nothing.
At worst, you risk unbalancing your endocrine system, and that can get
really nasty. Human hormonal balance is a delicate thing, easy to upset
and tough to fix. Hormone imbalances can cause men to grow breasts
and women to grow mustaches. Use of growth hormones has been
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linked to cancer. Personally, I would take short and alive over tall and
dead from cancer any day.
If you are a teenager and have a concern about your growth, see an
endocrinologist. They can run tests and see if your glands are working
properly. If there is a problem, it is best to catch it early to have the
best chance of fixing it. The tests involve checking hormone levels. The
answers can only come from a lab and not from a website.
If you are an adult, you are pretty much stuck being the height you are.
There is an extremely difficult and painful surgical method of adding
length to your limbs that involves breaking bones and gradually
stretching them with special devices so that new bone grows to close
the gap. It's called the Ilizarov technique, and it's about the only thing
proven to work. As any surgery, it is risky, and no reputable doctor will
do it unless you have a genuine case of dwarfism.
One thing you can do is dress well. Monochrome colors to maintain a
solid, uninterrupted look. No short sleeves or shorts.
Your best bet is to change your outlook. Short people have it great -
they can drive smaller cars and pay less for gas. They use less fabric for
clothes. Besides, height is not what makes a person. Napoleon, being
slightly less tall than the average Frenchman of his time, managed to
conquer most of Europe.
II. Grow taller tips
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Maybe you feel like your friends
have suddenly hit a growth spurt
and you're lagging seriously
behind. Maybe the rest of your
family is really tall and you're
wondering if you can do anything
to catch up. The truth is that a
person's height is mostly
determined by things out of their
Do know, though, that there are
many factors that affect height
which can be controlled, a whole
battery of natural habits,
techniques and foods that can
enhance your ability to grow taller.
So, if you are still growing, read on
to learn about natural ways that
work for and with you to help you
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Method 1 : To Become Taller
1.Consume a balanced diet. A person will look a lot shorter when
having a plump body. Not only that, being fit by eating right will
make you taller and feel better!
o Eat plenty of lean protein. Lean protein, such as white
poultry meat, fish, soy, and dairy, helps promote muscle
growth and healthy bones. Simple carbohydrates such as
pizza, cakes, sweets, and soda, are the stuff to stay away
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o Eat plenty of calcium. Calcium, found in leafy green
vegetables such as spinach and kale, and in dairy (yogurt and
milk), helps promote healthy bones.
o Get enough zinc. Studies, although they have been
inconclusive so far, point to a possible link between zinc
deficiencies and stunted growth in boys. Good sources of
zinc include oysters, wheat germ, pumpkin and squash
seeds, lamb, peanuts, and crab.
o Get enough vitamin D. Vitamin D promotes bone and muscle
growth in children, and a deficiency has been shown to
stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls.
Vitamin D can be found in fish, alfalfa, or mushrooms
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Exercise throughout the teen years and in puberty to improve
your height modestly. Do jumping exercises frequently, such as
skipping, dancing and even hanging . Be active. Get out and about
and work your muscles for at least 30 minutes each day.
o Join a gym. Joining a gym will help give you access to a lot of
great exercising and muscle-building machines. It will also
keep you motivated to work out (you'll feel silly if you're not
exercising in the gym).
o Join a sports team. People who join sports teams can use
their natural competitiveness to burn extra calories and
hopefully get their bodies taller. The great thing about team
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sports is that half the time, you don't even realize that
o If nothing else, walk around. If you can't find the time to do
anything else, get up and walk around. Walk to the grocery
store. Walk to the library. Walk to school.
Get adequate sleep each night. Sleeping is the time when your
body grows, so having plenty of sleep is equivalent to giving your
body more time for growth. Get between 9 and 11 hours of sleep
per night if you're a preteen or still younger than 20.
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o The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in
our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep.
Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of
HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
Understand that a majority of your height will be predetermined
by genetics. Scientists reckon that 60% to 80% of your height is
determined by genes. Unfortunately, either you have the tall
gene or you don't. That's not to say that you can't grow tall if you
have parents who are on the shorter side; it just means that
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having shorter parents means you're more likely to be on the
5 Try not to stunt your growth. There might not be a lot you can
do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make
sure your natural height isn't shortened by environmental
influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to
stunted growth if they're ingested while you're young, and
malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
o Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study
shows that, no, caffeine does not stunt growth. Caffeine
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does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from
sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents needs
about 9-10 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability
to get that much sleep.
o Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of
smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI)
are inconclusive. According to Columbia University's Internet
Health Resource, "Although the studies that have been done
are largely inconclusive, the available research suggests that
children who smoke or who are exposed to second-hand
smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are
children of non-smokers."
o Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic
steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens,
along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size,
elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of
heart attack. Children and teens who suffer from asthma
and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid
budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those
not treated with steroids.
6. Expect to be in your twenties when you stop growing. A lot of
young kids look at themselves and ask, "Have I finished growing
yet?" If you're under 18, the answer is probably "No!" If you
haven't stopped puberty yet, then you haven't stopped
growing. Try to be thankful that you have a little time to grow
taller instead of worrying about how tall you will be.
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