No one likes being short. It is hard to reach things, and taller people seem to always get the attention in social situations. It is well known that taller people are more likely to be promoted, as well as get ahead in other aspects of business. It is also assumed that we can’t do anything to influence this process. Height is naturally occurring, right?
In actuality, there are many things that we can do when we are young and even when we are older, to ensure that we reach our maximum theoretical height. From various kinds of yoga, stretches, exercises, dietary plans, and understanding genetics, you can help increase your height and guarantee your children are as tall as they can be.
So what goes into height?
Height is influenced by two primary groups, genetic and external factors. Genetic factors are what you may consider when thinking about what influences height. That is, genetic factors are why tall parents have tall children. However, this is not always the case. If you are still growing, or you are trying to predict the height of a future child, it is important to take the heights of everyone in your extended family. Where as tall parents have tall children, it is possible for their children to be short if the genes exist, and vise versa.
External factors are what we will be focusing on. These comes down to lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise.
Taking a look at what we eat.
Nutrition plays an important role in influencing growth and height of children. It is so important in fact, that numerous nonprofits exit to provide food to children in developing nations, to stop health problems developed later in life. When looking at a proper diet, one rich in vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and vitamins will help provide the body everything it needs.
Looking at our lifestyle.
How we live our lives and treat our bodies as children and adults makes a big difference. Gravity is constantly squishing us, and acts as a counter to growing taller. As a result, being heavy when young can slow the growth process. In addition, being healthy will increase your immune system, and dramatically reduce diseases that may result in stunted growth.
What we can all do, exercise.
Different kinds of exercise can be very helpful in increasing height. Different kinds of yoga, including talasana, suryanamaskar, and sukhasana can strengthen and stretch the limbs. In addition, exercises like hanging on a rod, the pelvic shift, and dry swim can help.
Now that you know, go out and be healthy! Who knows, you may even stand a little taller!