Many people are very concerned about their height and spend a lot of time wondering how they could look taller, but you’ll be surprised to find out that your height isn’t just based on genetics. In fact, many environmental factors have an influence on your body and even your stature. So, yes, if you find yourself too small, you can try to gain a few centimeters.
Bright Side compiled nine simple tips that can help you reach your height’s maximum potential!
A well-balanced diet of nutrients (calcium intake is essential) and vitamins (especially vitamin D) will help your body develop and grow.
Milk, lean meats, vegetables and nuts should never be missing from your table at mealtime.
Walk outside on sunny days
You get a large amount of vitamin D directly from sunlight. But it is only useful if the level of ultraviolet B (UVB) rays is not too low. You can learn more about ultraviolet rays and their current status from the weather forecast. Your skin cannot receive ultraviolet B rays too early in the morning, late at night, or during most of the winter.
Exercising systematically or having a routine focused on the torso and legs have been identified as effective ways to increase height. If you will not be able to increase your height in an ultra blatant way either, but you can at least certainly gain a few centimeters and gain flexibility.
Stretching can also have beneficial effects. Exercises that stretch your spine and lengthen your body are really effective for gaining an inch or two.
Try starting and ending your day with some stretching exercises. In any case, you have everything to gain in terms of morale.
There are a number of stretching exercises you can do, but if you’re trying to increase your height, it’s probably best to focus on calf exercises. Stand against a wall and put your hands on it. Put all the weight of your body on your hands, start by lifting one leg slowly to bring it closer to the wall.
Improve your posture
Many people tend to slouch, especially if they sit for a long time. A bent posture bends the spine and over time it will cost you a few inches in height. If you learn to keep a good straight posture, you will see that your silhouette will start to lengthen.
Be confident, be more sure of yourself
Increase your self-confidence and you will see that your posture will improve. Changing your mindset can alter the image you see in the mirror every day, and cultivating self-confidence can influence your body and mind. It is relatively simple and effective.
Get enough sleep
As bizarre as it may seem, our bodies are constantly working, even when we sleep, which is why it’s not surprising to learn that children grow the most while they sleep. It is essential to sleep soundly for at least 8 hours per night if you want to see results.
The position you have to sleep also plays an important role if you are looking to be taller. For best results, lie on your back and without a pillow.
Wear elevated shoes or heel cups
Who said raised or high-heeled shoes were only for movie actors? Anyone can use this handy trick to look taller. Because while it’s not a permanent solution, it’s a nice, easy way to add a little something extra height to your everyday look.
Clothes that increase your height
Well-chosen clothes can make you look taller than you actually are. On the other hand, inappropriate clothing combinations or badly chosen accessories can put you down. You can watch the tips from the stylists in the image above to learn more about how to manipulate your figure and thus look taller or taller.
Remove or Avoid Growth Inhibitors
If you lead a lifestyle full of growth inhibitors, such as smoking or drinking alcohol, you will prevent the ideal growth of your body.