How can you grow taller?
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.
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
The above largely applies to teenagers. Humans generally stop
growing by their early 20's. Any significant height changes after
that are highly unlikely.
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 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
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.
Nutrition: Foods rich in calcium (for bone growth, repair and
strengthening), proteins (required for growth hormone production),
zinc and vitamins
Exercises: Mostly stretching exercises like the Cat stretch,
wall stretch, sit up stretch, hanging, swimming and the yawn.
Sleep: having enough sleep. Uninterrupted sleep at least 8 hours
of sleep a day.
I want to be over 6'8-6'11
I guess you have to eat the amount of food what the food pyramid
says and exercise. That's what i heard as advice.
No one can really make themselves grow taller because your height
depends on your genes. But if you eat a balenced diet, your body
will grow more compared to someone who doesn't eat as well.