Have you been looked down on all your life? Forced to crane your neck to talk to taller people? Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you’re past your growing age, and there’s nothing you can do? Well, there are a lot of things you could do to help boost your height a couple of inches, even if you are past 18. Yes, you read that right. There’s still hope for you. Read on.

How To Increase Height After 18

  1. Get Proper Nutrition
  2. Exercise Regularly
  3. Get Adequate Sleep
  4. Avoid Growth Inhibitors
  5. Practice Good Posture
  6. Do Stretches
  7. Go Out In The Sun
  8. Do Hanging Exercises
  9. Wear Lifts

Before we get to what you can do to increase your height, let’s understand how our bodies grow naturally, and what we can do to amplify and supplement those processes.

First things first, your height is primarily defined by genetics. Your parents’ genes will largely decide how tall you will be. There are other contributing factors like proper nutrition, sleep patterns, and physical activity. However, their role in your height development is not as significant as genetics.

Your pituitary gland secretes HGH (Human Growth Hormone) that is responsible for muscle and bone growth, metabolism of fat, and body composition (1). This usually happens around puberty, around which most people have growth spurts that usually start between the ages of 12 and 13, and continue for five to six years. Some people continue to grow even after this, but it’s an exception rather than the norm.

Height is associated with attractiveness and prestige. In modern culture, shorter people are always neglected in favor of their taller peers. Tall people are also associated with power. Most of the world’s leading CEOs and world leaders were found to be above average height. So, it’s natural that people always aspire to add a few more inches to their height. Here’s how you can do that:

Get Proper Nutrition

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1. Get Proper Nutrition

What You Need

A well-balanced diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and carbohydrates.

What You Have To DoEven though the body is secreting lower amounts of growth hormones, it is still possible to augment their production by eating right. A healthy diet should be rich in proteins, essential fats, complex carbohydrates, and all the nutrients and vitamins possible. Food is the fuel for the body to grow. Milk, lean meats, leafy vegetables, and nuts should be the pillars of your height increasing diet.

Why This Works

Giving your body the right fuel will improve the functioning of all your systems. Increased circulation, higher metabolic rates, stronger and longer bones – these are all by-products of eating right. Vitamin D is essential as it helps the bones absorb calcium that is directly responsible for bone growth and strength (2).

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2. Exercise Regularly

What You Need

A pair of running shoes, a swimming pool membership, or access to a sporting facility of your choice.

What You Have To Do

As we age, it is important to include some form of physical activity in our routines. More so, if you are looking to add a few inches to your frame. Any physical activity that involves jumping, running, or other aerobic activities will result in longer and stronger bones.

Why This Works

It is said that exercise stimulates the nerve ends that are directly associated with the pituitary gland. The gland then secretes more HGH, and this can lead to an increase in height even after the typical growth ages (3).

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3. Get Adequate Sleep

What You Need

A comfy mattress.

What You Have To Do

It’s no secret that our bodies are always functioning, even as we sleep. Children grow the most in their sleep. Hence, it is essential that you sleep soundly for at least eight hours.

Another factor that determines how you grow is your sleeping posture. For best results, lie down on your back without a pillow. Elevate your knees slightly by placing a small pillow under them. This is the most natural posture for your spine.

Avoid Growth Inhibitors

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Why This Works

Ensuring you get at least eight hours of sleep is crucial as your pituitary gland is most active during this time (4). Straightening your spine while you sleep helps stretch out the disks in your back. This helps increase your height and reduces chances of back injuries and back pain.

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4. Avoid Growth Inhibitors

What You Need Healthy fruit and vegetable juices.

What You Have To Do If you are looking to gain some height, avoid alcohol and smoking.

Why This Works

Regular consumption of alcohol has been found to inhibit growth and affect the body’s natural functioning. Due to its adverse effects on the liver, excessive alcohol consumption is not recommended (5). Smoking is also harmful for those looking to grow taller. Smoking increases the presence of carbon monoxide in your bloodstream (6). This limits the flow of blood and nutrients to the areas that are growing, thus stunting their growth. Smoking also results in lower production of testosterone, an anabolic hormone related to muscle and bone growth (7). Again, this will have a detrimental effect on the height.

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5. Practice Good Posture

What You Need

To practice good posture and always stand or sit upright.

What You Have To Do

Our posture plays a big role in our appearance and how we are perceived, and can indicate an individual’s confidence level and mood. It also plays a significant role in helping to increase height. The ideal posture is an upright position with our shoulders back and a slight curve in our lower spine.

Why This Works

A slouched posture is visibly apparent, and makes you seem shorter and less impressive. Correcting this will ideally help in improving a person’s height. This applies even when we are seated at a desk or the dining table. Our chin should be parallel to the floor, shoulders back, and spine with a slight natural bend at the back.

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6. Do Stretches

Do Stretches

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What You Need

Enough space to stretch out for 15 minutes every morning.

What You Have To Do

Stretching is an ideal way to relieve stress on your lower back and let your spine stretch out to its full length. There are several popular yoga poses, like the Surya Namaskar, that sufficiently stretch your body. These stretches should be performed along with appropriate exercise and balanced nutrition. This will ensure the best results.

Why This Works

Stretching releases tension on your lower back and allows your spine to stretch out. Regular stretches could lead to an increase in height.

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7. Go Out In The Sun

What You Need

A pair of running shoes, a park or outdoor area.

What You Have To Do

Go for a walk or jog in the sun, ideally in the morning when the sun is not at its brightest.

Include natural sources of vitamin D in your diet like milk, cheese, eggs, and fish (8).

Why This Works

Sunlight is the easiest way of absorbing vitamin D that helps your body absorb calcium into your bones. Thus, the more sunlight you absorb, the better it is for the overall bone strength and length.

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8. Do Hanging Exercises

What You Need

A rod or ledge capable of holding your weight.

What You Have To Do

Did you know your height differs by almost an inch during the day? When you sleep, your spine is stretched out completely. When we stand up, due to our body weight, it compresses. This means your height decreases as the day goes on.

By performing a few exercises, it is possible to extend the amount of time you stay at full height. This can be supplemented by concentrating on lower back exercises like deadlifts and bent-over rows.

Why This Works

Hanging exercises strengthen your lower back and add muscle. The knock-on effects are better posture and an increase in muscle mass between the vertebrae.

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9. Wear Lifts

This is not a natural method to grow taller but is very effective. It’s a favorite tool used by movie stars who want to appear as tall as their fellow actors.

What You Need

A pair of shoes with “lifts” i.e. thick soles that add a few inches.

What You Have To Do

If you are concerned about your height and are determined to look a few inches taller, this is the easiest and most foolproof method. Shoes with lifts are readily available and are designed not to give the impression of being irregular.

Why This Works

Shoes with lifts look the same as regular shoes and have padding inside them. This makes them perfect for sneakily adding a few inches of height.

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While height can be a touchy subject, these tips can help you gain a few inches and that ego boost. However, it’s important to note that height is not as important as a person’s character, and appearance is generally overrated.

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  • LoukyaVerma

    Nice work saba

    • Venkatesh

      I have 24 years..is it works…. ?

  • Devika

    Very informative nice share

  • Rohini

    Nice article good work

  • Meena

    I will recommend it my cousin thanx for the post saba

  • Meena

    Very useful article girls try it

    • siri

      its really use full???

  • Naveed Memon

    Great information… I’ll do my best for growing height!

  • Rayhan

    Well its a useful opinion So boys and girls try these aritcles and best of luck :)

  • saba naaz

    Thanks guys!!! That’s really encouraging!

  • mani deep

    good article……encouraging

  • sami akbar

    i am 16 years old and my height is 5.2 feet how to increase my height plz

  • silvernus

    i think height is innate…..this articles is just a way to maintain healthy living…..

  • celine

    Im 18 and 5’1 help i wanna grow to at least 5’4

  • Sunny

    It is really useful, i am gonna try all the steps. and hope it gonna increase my height at least more than 6 ft cuz i am now 5.5 ft (16 yrs).=(

  • mohan

    now iam in 22 years,nd my height is 5.2″ but i want my height will be 5.5″,so please advise me what i have to do

  • siri

    is it really use full for girls also????

  • siri

    plz reply to my ans

  • siri

    excuse me!

  • siri

    is it usefull for girls also??

    • anushka

      yaa itz possible ……… you just go on this link……….. you just have to do is follow the steps given in this guide and you have to do exactly what it says if you want to increase ur height n i promise tht it works for girls also even after there periods soo just dont worry n do this eat well n ur height will increase about 4-6 inches .

  • bong

    And fap also… Fapping will.release release hormones that enhances growth.

  • Brt

    Nonsense. It does nt even mention that the maturation of the epiphyseal growth plates in the bones is the main reason for growth height to stop. This usually happens at the end of puberty. The 1 tht giv most rise to your height is the distal femur epiphysis which will stop when the plate fuses. Although it true tht bone formation and deformation occurs through your life, doing all of the above will grant u stronger bones and make sure u dun shrink. Perhaps a few mm improvement in height bt a great increase is impossible

  • neeraj sharma

    sir my name is neeraj sharma and my height is 5.5
    i want to grow my height so plz give advises….

  • John

    Screw you, stop spreading misinformation.

  • anv

    you can’t shrink.

  • Larry

    You want to grow taller? have proper nutrition and adequate sleep. dun listen to other else this ignorant person claims.

  • Ali

    Hello sir my name is Ali and my hight is 5” and my age is 19+ am worried about my hight can i improve my hight ??? If yes so please advise
    me

  • moni

    hello, I am a girl and I was growing 1.5 cm a year until 2012. Then in 2013 i started dieting and I did not eat well nutrition and was on like the yo yo thingy. From then on I didn’t see any improvement in my height. Now I am nearly 19 and I started following these tips and been eating well and exercising. Is there still a chance for me to go from 5’3 160 cm to 5’4 163 cms ??? Thank you !!!!

  • Pradeep Ivon

    dear moni, your age is just like my daughter’s who also has been dieting for past few months and we are very concerned about her health also, we do not understand under what influence and on whose advise do young persons like you take to dieting at this young age which is not good and is against nature & God. I am very positive that there is surely chance for you to grow more if you really pledge and vow that you will follow the experts advice on food & health and will not object at all -simply follow the advice of your parents also as they always want you to develop fully in mind body & spirit!

  • Pradeep Ivon

    Do not diet & control your looks or body image let it develop naturally at this age of growing from teenage to youth, there is plenty of time later on in life for you to do the trimming or shaping, but diet restriction right now will be a non-reversible damage to your health & life given by God; do not reach such a stage from where it becomes too expensive or difficult for your well wishers to rescue you. For example when you have severe pain you take medicine or do you analyse the chemical formula and argue with doctor?

  • aakash gaikwad

    hello sir my name is aakash i am 14 years old now my height is 5 .16 from last year my height is stopped but i want few inches more to have stunning personalitgy but my height is stopped i just want till 6 feet please help in my case email me to http://www.koolaakash@gmail.com at facebook please help me !!! sir

  • Richard Salazar Arendain

    hello sir my name is richard and i have a problem with my height im already 17 years old and my height is only 5’4 and its been 2 years already since i last grow.. what should i do sir?
    please help me sir this is my email richard.arendain@yahoo.com at facebook sir thanks in advance.

  • Sohini

    hello ! i am an 18 years old college girl and my height is 5.3 ” . my height is same since class 9 and my height is not increasing . In my family my parents my brother and my sister have a gud height of 5.8″ . I am worried about my height and i really want to increase my height to 5.6″ or 5.7 ” . please help me sir

  • sultan

    now iam in 22 years,nd my height is 5.3″ but i want my height will be 5.5″,so please advise me what i have to do

  • ashish

    Sir,
    my age is 18 year old and my height is 5.1 inch only.i got to 5.6 inch so plz help me sir…

  • Anonymous

    Thanks and I will follow this steps. Hopefully I get taller from 5″4′ to at least 5″8′.

  • vic

    im 18 and my height is only 5’3
    am i still grow taller if i follow this information you share with us?

  • jagdish patil

    Its was best suggestions and I have seen results

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/richag/ Richa

      Thank you so much for following our articles. We are extremely happy to know that it has helped you in much ways. You can find lot more articles related to it @ http://www.stylecraze.com/?s=increase+height and keep sharing your experiences.

  • khan

    hai my self khan..my height is 5.5 ..i want to increase height//….my ageis 21 now can i grow..plz e mail me////
    mik9700882922@gmial.com

  • abhishek sharma

    My height is 5’3″. I want yo gain more height….
    Plz help

  • Enrique Peña Nieto

    My height is 6’0. I want to be 6’2 :(

  • PARIKSHIT KUMAR

    helo sir my age is 23 i also have height problem..now i am 5.5 and i
    want to increase my height 2-3 inches,is it possible to increase
    height at the age of 23..if it is please tell me what i have to do for
    that.

  • NISHANT

    heigt 5.2 plz help me to grow tall more 3-4 inch.

  • Saima naaz

    Hi Sir, Myself saima naaz 20 years my heaight is 5.10 and i want to increase my height to 6.

  • nafis shahriar

    hellow sir….
    I’m 5.4 feet I want to be about 5.7 or 5.8 feet….
    please help me…
    give me some suggesion

  • jobin

    I’m 19 years old and I’m 5’7 ……. how can I be 6’1,please help me

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

      Hi Jobin, to boost your growth and attain a certain height you need to be realistic as a lot of factors contribute to your height such as genes and other non-hereditary factors. It is important to get proper rest like 7-8 hours of sleep and consume a balanced diet, which is rich in calcium and protein. Perform regular exercises like yoga, swimming or play any sports of your choice.

  • Five O One

    I’m 5’1, is it possible for me to get 5.7 or 5’8?

  • James

    Stop asking if you will grow an just follow the steps. I was 5’6 at 16. At 18 I was 5’11. Now at 19 I am 6’2. Just eat well, sleep, and exercise everyday. I also have tall parents and my dad grew late too. If you bones are fused there is nothing you can do.

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

    Dear yo, 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 to increase the growth rate.

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

    Dear Kumar, 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 Sai, first of all it is very important to build your confidence. You are a 17 years old kid with a scope to improve your height. To do so, you need to get proper rest like 7-8 hours of sleep and consume a balanced diet, which is rich in calcium and protein. Perform regular exercises like yoga, swimming or play any sports of your choice. Most importantly maintain a good posture which will also boost your confidence.

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

    Hi Lasantha, a healthy and a balanced diet, which is rich in protein, calcium and zinc will help you. Further make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle to achieve a desired growth.

  • umer

    hi my age 23 and my hight 5.3 can possible increze my hight plzz tell me some tips

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

    Hi Abhishek, 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. For more info and tips, you can also check our other articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/?ref=popularsidebar
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/

  • vikash

    Hello sir my name is Vikash and my hight is 5” and my age is 19+ am worried about my height can i improve my height ??? If yes so please advise me ..i request u sir plz…sugges me any medicine…….

  • ankita

    Hii….. My age is 21 nd my height is 5.1 plz guide me how to increase my height ?

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

      Dear Ankita, as mentioned earlier in the article, the height of a person is determined by genes and growth factor. After attaining the age of 18 there is a possibility to increase height by following a certain routine. Ensure that you 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. You can also check the height related exercises given in the article below:
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/?ref=popularsidebar
      Hope you find these tips to be useful !!

  • Larry Wu

    Hey, I’m 18 and I’m 5’2″. My mom’s around 4’11” and my dad’s 5’6″ but I’m pretty sure I can her him wearing 2″ heel risers in his shoes lol. Is there anything I can do to grow taller?

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

    Dear Iris, there are no hard and fast rules or set of time to perform exercise. Every body requirements are unique. If you are new to exercises than you need to gradually increase the time of work out starting with a warm up session. 30-40 mins of regular exercise like stretching, sprinting will help to produce good amount of human growth hormone.

  • Ankit Patel

    Hey, i’m17 and im 5’5″. I want to 6’2″ in 1 year plz help me

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

    Hi Larry, weight lifting is a completely safe way to strengthen your bones and increase your health. However, it needs to be done properly in order to reduce risk of injury. While proper weight lifting cannot stunt your growth or height, if you damage your growth plates during any activity you can negatively affect your natural growth. So, always take precautions. There are no negative consequences from weight training, unless you use improper techniques.

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

    Hi Harun, height is largely dependent on genetics. Height stops once development of growth plates stop. So if you have to increase your height you need to exercise well, such as running, swimming, biking, yoga etc. Eat balanced nutritious food. Ensure you get all vitamin,minerals in your diet. Calcium is very essential for bone growth. Take vitamin D which is very essential and easily available by consuming fish and mushroom. Proteins help in building body. Eat three meals a day. Eat at regular intervals. Drink plenty of water. It helps in flushing out of wastes from body and is very essential for body growth. Sleep well. Teenagers should sleep at least for 8-10 hours. This is because body grows during sleep.Sleep well. Teenagers should sleep at least for 8-10 hours. This is because body grows during sleep. Do not fall prey to drugs, alcohol, smoking habit. This will retard the growth. and also lead to unhealthy weight gain.

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

    Hi Zinia, there are few ways to increase height naturally, such as consuming a healthy diet, include food items that are rich in calcium, protein and zinc, regular exercises like swimming, yoga, bar-hanging, stretching etc, maintain an ideal body weight and most importantly maintain a straight posture, which will also boost your confidence. There are few ayurvedic products that claim to help you to increase height. For more info on that you can check the kink given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/ayurvedic-products-for-increasing-height/

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

    Hi Coshik, height of a person is determined predominately by genetic factors, However there are ways to boost height by following certain practices such as regular exercise. Exercises such as swimming, bar hanging, stretching, yoga, running etc helps in increasing growth hormones in the body. Nutritious diet which is rich in calcium, proteins and minerals also helps in the growth of height. Always maintain a straight posture…this will help you to appear taller and ooze out a confident personality.

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

    Hi Zinia, can you please clarify here….if the step one mentioned by you …does it refer to the diet and proper nutrition?

  • Shreyansh Jha

    I am 19 and will turn 20 this August and I am 5.75 (169 cm)… I have always dreamed of 5.11 or 6 ft tall height.. Can I grow further?

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

      Hi Shreyansh, height is mainly determined by the genes and also height gain halts when a person enters adulthood. However it is possible that an individual can grow 2 to 6 inches taller even after turning 18 years old. To boost your increase in height, you need to take care of your diet and exercise regularly. Exercises such as swimming, yoga, stretching, bar hanging and sprinting helps in spine lengthening. For more info and tips, you can check our other article given below:
      http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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

    Hi Rina….there are three important things that determines the height of a person: age, environment, and genes. Usually height increases up to the age of 18 in women. However with a few tricks and tips, it is possible to add a few inches or at least appear taller. Ensure to take a proper nutrition, include protein, calcium rich food. Indulging in sports like swimming, aerobics, tennis, cricket, football, basketball or a number of stretching exercises are a good way to keep our body growing. For more tips and info you can check our other articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-foods-and-diet-for-increasing-height/

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

    Hi Vishal, you can continue to do your exercises according to your age and body type. If you are looking to increase your height then try to include stretching exercises in your routine. Swimming, yoga, sprinting etc are also great forms of exercises.

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

    Dear Nima, the height of a person is determined by many genetic and non-genetic factors. To improve your height you need to consume a nutritious diet and also practice regular exercise. It is advisable that you consult a doctor to aid you in understanding your growth rate.

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

    Hi Santosh, running is a great way to get into shape but may not help much in increasing height. Running regularly also helps in increasing the physical strength of the person. Exercise does help in increasing your height but running miles will not help you increase your height. For more info on exercises to increase height…you can check the link given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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

    Hi Helin, there is no such thing as reducing or losing height and once you have attained the age of 18 then growth of height slows down.

  • Hina

    Plz help me im hina my age is 19 and my height was stopped . my height is 4.8 i want to grow my height is damn i don’t like my height give me some effective advice

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

      Hi Hina, physical attributes like height is mostly determined by genes..so do not feel discouraged or disappointed. However there are ways by which you can increase your height by a couple of inches. Proper diet, exercise, adequate sleep, maintain ideal weight. Include food items that are rich in zinc, manganese, proteins, calcium and phosphorus. Stretching, yoga and swimming are great ways to promote growth of height. Do follow these steps regularly to increase your height and you can also consult your doctor who can guide or help you with a medical advice.

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

    Hi Hardik, the height of a person to determined by a combination of genetic and non genetic factors, but mostly genes. However to grow a couple of inches tall..you can follow some tips regularly such as:
    1. Nutritional Diet – Avoid or restrict junk food intake..instead opt for protein rich items like sprouts, lentils, lean protein like chicken. Include food items rich in zinc, manganese and phosphorus. Include vitamin A rich foods like spinach, beetroot, carrots, chicken, cantaloupe, papaya, peach, milk, apricots, tomatoes and peas.
    2. Exercise – Take up a form of sport like basket ball or swimming. Yoga, stretching, bar hanging or sprinting too helps.
    3. Rest – Proper sleep of 7-8 hours promote the growth hormones to function well and keep stress away.
    Hope you find this info to be useful.. follow them regularly to boost your height.

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

    Hi Mamta, a lot of factors contribute to your height such as genes and other non-hereditary factors. It is important to get proper rest like 7-8 hours of sleep and consume a balanced diet, which is rich in calcium and protein. Perform regular exercises like yoga, swimming or play any sports of your choice.

  • shreyash patel

    Hiiee sir m Shreyash Patel I am 19 years old and my height is 5.1 .. I want at least 5.5 – 6 .. Please sir tell me what to do for it ..

  • shreyash patel

    Hiiee sir m Shreyash Patel and I am 19 years old. My height is 5.5 .. I want at least 5.5. – 6 .. So please sir tell me what to do for it..

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

      Hi Shreyash, guys generally continue to grow in height till the age of 25. Height of a person is determined by various factors like genes and nutrition. You may not do much about the the genetic factor, however you can increase a couple of inches by following few tips. Nutrition and Exercise are the two important ways to promote growth hormones in the body. Protein and calcium rich diet along with exercises like stretching, yoga, swimming or sprinting will help you to increase height.

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

    Hi Anjali, ususally women grow in height till the age of 18. However there few tricks and tips that you can follow to increase height or appear tall.
    1. Balanced diet – A balanced diet is absolutely essential to get proper nutrition. Stay away from junk food at any cost. have six balanced meals throughout the day. Smaller but well-spanned portions can be helpful to boost your metabolic rate.
    2. Exercise – Yoga, swimming, stretching or sprinting..all these exercise will stretch all the muscles of your body and boost growth.
    3. Proper rest – Get at least 7-8 hours hours of sleep everyday.
    4. Maintain correct posture – Simple things like sitting straight on a chair, keeping your shoulders straight, chin high, and hips over your feet while walking or standing can actually have favorable effects on your height.
    Hope you find all these tips to be useful. For more such tips and tricks you can go through the articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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

    Hi Sambhavi, 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 Mamta, it is important to understand that a person’s height is determined by genes to a significant extent. Apart from the genetic factors, height is also related to growth factor. Women mostly attain their full height by the age of 18. 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 Satyabrata, yes you can still continue to increase your height despite working out in a gym. Talk to your gym instructor and work out on exercises like bar-hanging, stretching or sprinting which will help in the growth of bones. Diet, exercise and proper rest are equally important for the growth of body. Follow them all to increase your height by a couple of inches and remember that height does not increase overnight, it is a gradual process; genes also plays an important role.

  • http://www.growtallerfast.net/ William R. Miracle

    It’s important for them to have healthy eating habits, a well-balanced diet, and some physical activity during these years.

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

      It is true William, teenagers need to inculcate healthy eating habits along with regular exercise or activity and proper rest for growth and well being.

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    Hi Rahul, follow some natural methods to increase height by eating properly and sleeping at the right time. Make few lifestyle changes if you really want a good height. Some extra effort is required to increase height after the age of 18. Follow a right diet, consumption of essential nutrients provides the required stimulus for increasing the body height both naturally and medically. Simple exercises like skipping, hanging from an overhead bar and stretching the body by standing on your toes should be part of your daily workout routine.

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    Hi Ramnik, the height a person depends on the genes they inherit from their parents as well as general health and nutrition during their years of growth. Teens with hypothyroidism might have slow growth in height, slow sexual development, irregular menstrual periods in girls, muscle weakness, dry skin, hair loss, poor memory, and difficulty concentrating. You need to consult a doctor who will administer thyroid hormone replacement pills can restore normal levels of thyroid hormone in the blood. This treatment is pretty simple, but it does require doctor visits once or twice a year for an examination, blood tests, and medication adjustments as needed.

  • Sonu Lubana

    Hello sir,
    My name is jazz and i m now 18 , i want to increase my height.im now 5.6 but im not satisfied with my height .pls help me nd give me some tips that i will follow them …thnk u sir

  • Sonu Lubana

    Hello sir ,
    My name is jazz nd im gonna be 18 tomorrow .my height is 5.6 i need more height pls help me . I m very worry about my height tht it increase or not ..pls tell me some inportant method or tips ..thats i can follow

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      Hi Jazz, your height is based in large part on genes – tall parents tend to have tall children. However, environmental factors, such as diet, have an influence, too. Eat a healthy diet of complex carbohydrates, fresh produce and plenty of protein. An 18-year-old should consume between 1,800 and 3,200 calories per day, depending on gender, size and activity levels. Consult your doctor for any medical assistance to improve height. Do exercises that improve your posture. Swimming, yoga, sprinting and bar hanging exercises help.

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    Dear Sonu, regular exercise, good nutrition may help you to an extend. For further assistance you can consult a doctor who can tell if you can continue to grow in height. Men usually continue to grow in height till the age of 23-25.

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    Happy to help you Sonu :-)

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    Hi Vedant, 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. For more info on exercise you can check the article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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    Hi Krishna, a healthy and a balanced diet, which is rich in protein, calcium and zinc will help you. Further make exercise a regular part of your lifestyle to achieve a desired growth. Practice exercises mentioned in the above article. Also you can seek a medical help to understand your growth pattern.

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    Hi Usman, 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.

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    Dear Shreeya, the height of a person is determined by many genetic and non-genetic factors. To improve your height you need to consume a nutritious diet and also practice regular exercise. It is advisable that you consult a doctor to aid you in understanding your growth rate.

  • Lauryn

    Hey!!

    My name is Lauryn, I am 16 years old from Sydney, Australia
    My measurements are 160cm/5’3
    Although I am taller than a lot of people I see (both genders) I do wish to be at least 5cm Taller because in my opinion, shorts girls can not be really beautiful, I hope that I can achieve this goal maybe once I lose 30kg, thank you for your advice!!

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    Dear Aditya, height of a person is determined by a lot of factors such as genes, nutrition etc..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. For more tips and info you can also check our other article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

    • Thomas xavier

      Hay iam xavier from India
      Now iam 20years old
      When my growth will be stop?

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    Hi Nanu, it is difficult to increase height after reaching adulthood as the production of Human Growth Hormones slowly stops. Thyroid hormone imbalance may hinder the growth of height too. However you can follow few tips such as consuming a balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium. Perform exercises like bar hanging, yoga regularly. Also seek a medical advice for thyroid regulation.

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    Dear Abhishek, height in humans is about 70 per cent genetic and 30 per cent environmental, but there are many different genes that all contribute to your final height. Several non-genetic factors also influence our height. Proper diet, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, proper sleep also play a major role in increasing our height in the growing stage. Being short can be associated with inadequate nutrition, lack of physical activity, incorrect posture, etc. Non-genetic factors can be controlled to a certain extent by following an overall healthy lifestyle from childhood. Follow all the tips mentioned in the above article to improve your height.
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-naturally/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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    Hi Ajith, some of the Ayurvedic medicines that can help to increase height are: Ashwagandha Mix, Dr. Ayurveda Height Increaser Ayurvedic Capsules, Mapple Height Top Powder and Height Top Cap. Check the dosage and the instructions before you consume these medicines. Apart from taking these medicines…importance should be given to the Also, do consult your doctor before including them in your diet. For more info on the medicines and products, you can check the articles given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/ayurvedic-products-for-increasing-height/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/height-increasing-syrups-capsules/

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    Dear Aafreen, height of a person is determined by a lot of factors such as genes, nutrition etc..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. For more tips and info you can also check our other article given below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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    Dear Mujeeb, include protein, calcium and zinc rich food items in your diet. Perform regularly exercises, maintain a good posture…these are a few ways to improve height. For more info on exercises to increase height …you can check the link below:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

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    Hi Anjali, it is difficult to increase height after reaching adulthood as the production of Human Growth Hormones slowly stops. However you can to increase your height by consuming a balanced diet rich in calcium, phosphorus, iodine and magnesium. Perform exercises like bar hanging, yoga regularly. For more info and tips you check our other articles such as:
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/simple-tips-to-increase-height-after-25-years-of-age/
    http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-exercises-to-increase-height/

  • Usamaadnan

    Hy my name is shayan ….i am worried about my height …..my age is 17 years and i am 5’3…..plzzzz help me ……when i am standing with my freinds i feel shy because they are taller than me….i smoke cigerrates….i nasturbate alot…plz tell me is it posible to increase my height?

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    Hi Sharmin, after the attaining the age of 18, growth rate of height may slow down, but to increase your height, follow a protein rich diet along with regular exercises such as sprinting to increase your height. Consult a doctor who can advice you about your body development. Also, you can ask for a free advice from a doctor/expert here: http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=362441814&iu=/25351654/RON_TEXT

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    Hi Haritha, if you’re only a few pounds overweight, losing those pounds isn’t going to make a difference in your height. It also depends upon what kind of exercises do perform for losing weight.

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    Hi Siddharth, you are in your teens…so don’t be so worried. Continue to lead a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking or drinking. Consume a healthy and nutritious diet. Take up some sort of physical activity or sports. Swimming, basketball, yoga or bar hanging exercises will help to stretch your body and spine and help you to grow in height.