When an individual’s height is considered, we all are aware of the fact that it increases up to a particular age and then it comes to a halt. Height increases up to the age of 18 in women and up to the age of 24 in men. Increase in height can be attributed to the production of a hormone, called the Human Growth Hormone, which is secreted by the pituitary gland within the human body.

It is rather difficult to increase height after reaching adulthood as the production of these hormones slowly stops. In most cases, the epiphyses of the long bones are fused as the last bits of cartilaginous tissue in the bones turn into solid hard bones. This prevents any further growth in longer bones. However, if the hormones are released naturally, increase in height can be observed.

How to Increase Height after the Age of 25 Years?

It is really difficult to increase height after the age of 25, primarily due to the fact that the bones stop growing at this age. Surgeries and growth hormones which promise height growth in adults are potentially dangerous and detrimental for the body. However, with a few tricks and tips, it is possible to add a few inches or at least appear taller.

1. Proper Diet and Nutrition:

Proper diet and nutrition play a vital role in improving your height. Your body should be able to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients in order to incorporate them into your system for the proper growth and height gain. A balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium is extremely important for proper growth. Intake of trans-fats and saturated fats should be restricted as they are difficult to digest and interfere with the absorption of nutrients. In order to get protein, carbohydrates, amino acids and calcium required for healthy growth and development, attention should be paid on consuming the following food items.

proper diet and nutrition

  • Carrots
  • Egg yolk
  • Beef
  • Fish
  • Liver
  • Green vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Nuts such as almonds and peanuts
  • Chicken
  • Beans
  • Peas
  • Fruits like apples and bananas
  • Milk and dairy products

The importance of calcium in the overall development of the human body cannot be ignored. This nutrient is vital for the growth and maintenance of strong bones and cartilages. Thus, it is advisable to have milk and dairy products to fulfill your calcium requirements. Apart from this, you should also drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily to detoxify your body.

[ Read: Natural Ways To Increase Height ]

2. Exposure to Sunlight:

Sunlight is one of the most important sources of vitamin D. Vitamin D contributes to your height in the greatest way because of its effect on bone growth. Exposure to sunlight allows your body to get the required dose of Vitamin D. Sunbathing, especially early in the morning or late afternoon, can be very beneficial because the ultraviolet radiation is at its lowest during this time.

3. Stretching and Exercise:

Exercise is extremely crucial to gain good height as growth is stimulated when the body is being exercised and stretched. Apart from exercise, sports activities like cycling and swimming can also help in increasing height. The exercises given below might be helpful in gaining some height after the age of 25 years.

  • stretching and exercise Stand erect and keep your back straight and feet touching each other without any gap in between. Now slowly lift your hands up till your shoulders and hold it for a few minutes. Move your arms backwards. Inhale while moving your arms upwards and exhale while moving your arms downwards. This exercise gives an appearance of being tall by making your posture erect.
  • While lying down on your back, stretch your left foot towards the right foot and vice versa. Then bring back your feet to their normal position.
  • Bar hanging i.e. holding the bar that is 6 to 7 feet above the ground and swinging your body while hanging from the bar can be beneficial. The back should be kept straight while swinging on the bar.
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  • Manya

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  • niki

    For stretch exercise how many hours have to taken?

  • dhana

    thank you for giving
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    hey great post! Thank you for sharing thees tips. I would love to try Yoga for height growth. Very informative and enjoyed reading the post. Keep up the good work!

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Swathi, after the attaining the age of 18, growth rate of height may slow down, but to increase your height please follow a protein rich diet along with regular exercises such as sprinting, yoga. Swimming is also a great way to boost your height.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sitangshu, growth of height is a gradual process and does not take place overnight. However to ensure growth, you need to exercise regularly which will stimulate your body to secrete HGH (Human Growth Hormone), avoid drinking and smoking, and most importantly..consume a healthy diet. For more info and tips, you can check our other articles given below.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/?ref=popularsidebar
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/?ref=popularsidebar
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Raghu, growth of height is a gradual process and does not take place overnight. However to ensure growth, you need to exercise regularly which will stimulate your body to secrete HGH (Human Growth Hormone), avoid drinking and smoking, and most importantly..consume a healthy and a protein rich diet. For more info and tips you can check our other articles given below.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/?ref=popularsidebar
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/?ref=popularsidebar

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Ramu, after the attaining the age of 18, growth rate of height slows down, but to increase your height you should consume a protein rich diet and perform regular exercises such as sprinting and for more useful tips, you can refer to the following article: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/#comment-1952238208
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/?ref=popularsidebar

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    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Dear Mercy, the height of a person is determined by many genetic and non-genetic factors. After the attaining the age of 18, growth rate of height may slow down, but to increase your height please consume a protein and calcium rich diet along with regular exercises such as sprinting, yoga. Swimming is also a great way to boost your height. For more tips and info you can refer to another article given below:
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

  • ankita

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Vishwas, all the tips mentioned in the article must performed on a regular basis. In spite of all the efforts you have put, if your height has still not increased much, it advisable to get medical help in order to get to the root of the problem.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rokibul, it is difficult to increase height after reaching adulthood as the production of Human Growth hormones slowly stops. However, with a few tips, it is possible to add a few inches. You can follow all the exercises mentioned above in the article. A well balanced and nutritious diet, proper rest plays a vital role in the development of the body. For more info and tips you can check the articles mentioned below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sanhita, height of a person is determined mostly by genes. However you can always try to boost or improve your height by consuming a good diet, proper rest and doing exercises. Increasing height is a gradual process and you need to have patience. For more tips and remedies you can check the following articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Minthu, a good stretching program includes diverse routines to put the body in a number of different positions. This makes the body more flexible and faster growth rate of bones. A successful set of exercises, done regularly, can add 2-3 inches of height over time. Yoga, stretching and swimming will help you to grow few inches. Also take care of your nutrition and give proper rest to your body.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Joanna, yes it is possible to increase your height by practicing yoga. There are some yoga asanas that will strengthen back and spine, which in turn corrects and straightens the posture of a person thereby increasing the height. Yoga can be done anytime you like. You could even do both: an active practice to get you going in the morning and some calming, restorative poses to wind you down at night. To know more about the yoga poses for height, you can check the link given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-yoga-poses-for-increasing-your-height/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Ramesh, height of every individual increases upto a certain age and also height is determined by factors such as genes, nutrition and over all well being. However by following few steps you can try increasing a couple of inches. Following the steps mentioned in the above article such as following proper diet and nutrition, in take of vitamin D, proper sleep and most importantly exercise such as stretching and yoga…these will help in the production of growth hormones in your body. With regular practice of these steps will help you to increase your height.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Shila, to increase your height you should consume a protein, zinc and calcium rich diet along with regular exercises such as sprinting, swimming, yoga and maintain a good posture to increase your height. Following a regular fitness regime.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Deepak, generally height increases up to the age of 24 in men.To increase your height follow the tips regularly such as, take proper nutrition and diet. A balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium is important for proper growth. Practice exercises like stretching, yoga or swimming. Get adequate sleep and rest. Seven hours of rest or sleep is must for the body to relax and produce growth hormones.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sane, growth of height is a gradual process and does not take place overnight. However to ensure growth, you need to exercise regularly which will stimulate your body to secrete HGH (Human Growth Hormone), avoid drinking and smoking, and most importantly..consume a healthy diet.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Suzi, growth of height is a gradual process and does not take place overnight. As you are still a teenager there is a lot of scope for growth in height. It is important for you to have healthy eating habits, a well-balanced diet, and some physical activity each day to ensure continued growth and proper development during these years. Consume protein-rich diet along with regular exercise and sports such as swimming, basket ball and yoga.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Shetty, there is no such thing as change in height while we are asleep or awake. Height of a person remains the same no matter what activity we do. Height increases gradually with time and the growth depends upon the age and genes of a person.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sundas, after the attaining the age of 18, growth rate of height slows down, but to increase your height you should consume a protein rich diet and perform regular exercises such as sprinting and for more useful tips, you can refer to the following article:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/to-increase-height-after-18-years/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Adnan, it can be difficult to increase height after the age of 25, primarily due to the fact that the bones stop growing at this age. Nevertheless, you can follow few tips to appear tall or increase a couple of inches. Consume a nutritious diet, rich in protein, calcium and zinc. A good diet should be coupled with exercises like sprinting, stretching or yoga. Activities like swimming or playing basket ball also helps. Always maintain a straight posture.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Mohit, growth is a gradual process and depends on a lot of factors. Genes of a person plays a major role in determining the height. However to increase your height by couple on inches, you can follow some tips, such as intake of protein and calcium rich diet. Regular exercise is a must. Take up activities like swimming, yoga or stretching. For more info and tips, you can check our articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Surya, men usually grow till the age of 24. So to increase your height by a couple of inches… follow the tips mentioned in the above article. Diet, exercise and rest are crucial for the production of growth hormones.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Rishabh, the reason why your little sister is taller than you because usually girls get a head start on puberty and growing taller, these changes start between the ages of 8 and 13. Most boys, on the other hand, don’t begin until between the ages of 9 and 14. So that’s why girls are often taller than boys during that time. Most boys may catch up and even grow taller than girls. But it’s also important to remember that your genetics play a role in height. The key to grow tall is by being active and eating nutritious foods.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Sameer, if you are looking to increase your height by a couple of inches then yes, you can follow the tips mentioned above in the article. Also, something you should remember is height is predominantly determined by genes. Follow these tips regularly and at the same time do not feel discouraged as the results will take time depending on your growth factor.

  • Gbl Syed

    I m 27 i wont to increase 2 more inchs in my height rite now i m 5.8 …plz give me some efective tips for that….