When you have had enough of being short, there are things you can still do. Even if you think you have done everything you possibly can, read on and see some more tips to help you grow taller naturally. Not only will you get the benefit of looking taller, it will improve your overall health as well.
These tips will be better understood if we understand some concepts related to our bodies and bones, and how these grow. Your bones now are greater in number than when you were an infant. During the early years, your bones consisted of a substance called cartilage. As one grows throughout the years, the cartilages will fuse into solid bones. At adolescence, the process will continue on and the growth plates will continue to lengthen.
Don’t be too easy to believe what you see in advertisements that there are exercises that actually lengthen your bones. It is just not possible. Once the bones reach its full potential, there is just no way to make it stretch some more. If there are organizations that claim to stretch the bones, beware. They may just be after your money. Also, avoid supplements that claim to make you taller. Such hormone supplements simply are all hype.
This doesn’t mean that exercise is completely irrelevant when it comes to getting taller naturally. Performing regular exercise routines with lots of stretching is extremely useful in enhancing our growth spurts and making us grow faster. Once we’re finished growing, continuing to exercise can be effective in making you seem taller, you are more slender, for one, and your muscles will give you an additional confidence boost.
Supplementing regular workouts with height enhancing clothing is a wonderful way to get taller naturally. Wearing dark, solid colors or pinstripes makes your legs and arms seem taller, while adding big shoes such as boots or clogs helps your feet look bigger, subsequently making you taller. Your posture is also important, not only will it make you look taller, but it is better for your back, neck, and feet as well.