How to Get Taller Naturally: The Real Science Behind Increasing Your Height

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Today we’re going to be talking about how to get taller naturally and what the science says about increasing your height.

Let’s get into it by starting with some myths about height growth as there are quite a few

• Jumping rope
• Drinking tons of milk
• Playing certain sports like basketball or swimming
• Hanging upside down from the ceiling like Spiderman.
• Doing yoga or certain types of exercise
• Putting salt in your shoes

All of these things are NOT going to make you taller and things like caffeine, diet coke, and weight lifting will not stunt your growth.

These are all complete myths and have the same scientific credibility of bigfoot.

So, can I actually get taller naturally after puberty?

Natural growth usually stops between ages 18-25 when your bones ossify and your epiphyseal plates seal off.

Once those plates are sealed, 90% of potential growth is done.

What factors effect growth?

Roughly 60-80% of your height is determined by genetics while the other 20%-40% is determined by nutrition and hormone secretion.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-much-of-human-height/

Here are 5 Important Factors for Naturally Height Growth and Maximizing Your Current Height

1. Eat a lot of calories, including protein.

After the world war II, Japan added in a lot more fish protein and calories into their natural diets and because of this, saw the average height of the country increase by 3 inches.

Inside Japan: Surprising Facts About Japanese Foodways

Countries like Denmark have also shown that the height of the country increases as it’s wealth and consumption of calories grows.

Why the Dutch are so tall

So eat lots of whole natural foods especially during those early years for more growth.

2. Sleeeeeeeeep

Especially during the hours of 10pm-2am because those are the most important hours for height hormone secretion.

Both human growth hormones and testosterone play vital roles in the height and they have massive spikes during that time of rest.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3065172/

So if you’re a young person, those late nights on the hotline bling are not cutting it if you want to be tall.

3. Get lots of vitamin D

Go out in the sun and get up your natural vitamin D because this hormone also plays a major role on testosterone secretion.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21154195

On the days you’re not out in the sun you can supplement with vitamin D3.

4. Don’t consume crap

While factors improving height is still hotly debated, it is well known that certain foods and substances do stunt one’s potential growth.

Sodas contain phosphorous which has been shown to lower bone density.

Soy products like tofu and soy sauce contain phytic acid which can reduce the absorption of calcium.

Children who too much sugar tend to be shorter than their peers.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/554090-does-sugar-permanently-stunt-the-growth-in-children/

Finally smoking doesn’t seem to help either as it’s been documented to stunt the growth of teenage boys.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080331135155.htm

If you just focus on consuming lots of dark leafy greens, fresh fruits, whole proteins, healthy fats and having the occasional treat, you will be fine!

5. Improve posture

This is something you can do at any age that will improve your height.

Just stand with your butt, shoulders, and back of you head against a wall for 20 minutes a day. This is the correct posture for your spine and may feel a little weird the first time you do it.

This process alone can add 2 or so inches to your height depending on how much slouching you do.

Also, consider doing some Yoga and stretch out those hip flexors that get weakened from sitting all day!

Closing thought nerd family:

What’s much more noticeable than one’s height is how one carry’s themselves.

There are plenty of tall people who appear short and shorter people who appear tall based on their confidence, presence, and overall energy.

While there’s not much one can do to improve their height, how you feel, look and love yourself is completely in your control.

It may not make you any taller, but it can help you shed excess weight, feel better about yourself, and start to love the way you look.

#1. Don’t fall for myths or common ploys
#2. Consume plenty of calories and healthy proteins
#3. Sleep lots
#4. Get in vitamin D daily
#5. Don’t consume crap
#6. Stand tall nerds!

43 COMMENTS

  1. Okay so im 14 and i 5'9 i grew and inch in 4 months and take purely after my dad who is 6'0 is it estimated that i will be 6'3 does anyone think thats true i hope it is.. just gotta wait

  2. To stretch your spine on the wall, do you have to stand there for 20 minutes all at once or can it be spread out into the day (ex: 5 min for 4 times a day)

  3. I'm 20 years old now do I still have time to grow taller cause I have asked my doctor and he said 21 is the actually real age when a male really stops growing in height this is an expert that has like decades of experience in health not just some random person on the internet who claims to know everything plus 2 generations in my family were tall and majority were over 6ft so yeah

  4. I think I haven't grown since I was 15 is because of diet. During high school, I left without eating breakfast, had shitty school food, and a good dinner. So basically one good meal a day. When I eat breakfast, it would just be nutella on toast.
    Im 19, but I still want to grow. I'm 5'7" (same height as my brother and dad).

  5. I just turned fifteen not too long ago and I'm 5'7 and I'm pretty skinny. My mother is 5'0 and my father is 5'9. I weigh around 125-130 pounds. My brother seemed to stop growing and he is at his late 17's, standing at 5'8. He weighs around 160. With that in mind, that makes me believe I won't be getting any taller considering my brother pretty much stopped growing. Do you think I have a chance of being taller than my father or brother?

  6. I'm 21 and and 5foot7 I'm stretching everyday and and drinking milk and swimming today is my 3 day I write back in four months wish me luck guys I want to be 5 foot 10 I just want 3 extra inches

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