It is a common misconception that height is determined solely by genetics. Many people are able to grow much taller than their parents. There are a number of factors that contribute to how tall people can actually become. While the majority of inches are added during puberty, there are many cases of adults who have continued to grow beyond what is considered typical. Of course, not everyone ends up as tall as they would like once they reach adulthood. When they realize they have not grown for several years it is not uncommon for them to begin asking, “how do you get taller?”
There are differing views about whether or not it is possible to get any taller after the natural growth cycle has ended. Many companies make a lot of money selling equipment designed to stretch the body or supplements that are supposed to work like magic. There is even a surgery that can add inches to height, but it is expensive and extremely painful.
So, what is the reality? Apparently, it is possible to become taller, but it takes effort. Supplements are not the answer and expensive stretching equipment is not necessary. The solution is one that is similar to losing weight or building muscle and it begins with the correct diet. It is not enough to just eat healthy foods, but to eat the ones that will help to accelerate the growing process and strengthen the bones and joints.
Another important factor is exercise. With a carefully planned workout, it is possible to stretch and lengthen the body. These exercises can also make people more flexible and help to increase stability, so they add to overall health.
With a healthier, leaner and more flexible body it is easier to maintain a correct posture. This, more than anything else, will make people taller. Anyone who develops the habit of slumping when they sit or stand will be shorter, look heavier and be at risk for back, neck and shoulder pain. Over time the spine compacts and becomes misaligned, so it can actually rob even more height. When correct posture is practiced and performed daily it helps the spine realign. This will lead to less back pain and a few more inches. For the best result all three of these tactics should be together. When done correctly and maintained over time, it is possible to grow taller naturally.