Are you among the large percentage of people around the world who are not satisfied with their heights? And now that you’re in your 20s’, you think it’s too late for you to do anything about that now, don’t you? Well, fret not, as when there’s a will there is a way. Whether you need help looking over the dashboard or not to look like a midget next to your giant friends, There are a few tips you can try to grow taller even in your 20s’. So, turn that frown upside down and give them a go.

Man having a vegetable salad for lunch, healthy eating and lifestyle.

Choose Proper Fuel for Your Body: You must be very selective of which food you choose to introduce to your system as they dictate the outcome of your body’s development. A diet that includes calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, iodine, and magnesium plays a vital role in that. They are pivotal for overall growth. Similarly, foods like trans fats and saturated fats are a must avoid as they hinder the growth process. Make sure to consume carrots, egg yolk, beef, tuna, mackerel, salmon, liver, green leafy vegetables, potatoes, nuts, chicken, beans, peas, fruits, and dairy products.

Smoking and drinking

Quit it While you can: This is a no-brainer that drinking and smoking are injurious to health. But to what extent? These don’t just rot our kidneys and livers, but also restrict our body from performing the most basic function like growing taller. So, quit them cold turkey if you must.

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Sunny-Side Up: The sun is a great source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D has an incredible effect on promoting bone growth. So, sunbathing is a great way to get the daily dose of sunlight that our body craves. Sunbathe either during the early morning or late afternoon as UV radiation is at the lowest level.

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Physical Activity

Never Static: Exercising, stretching, and staying active stimulate the growth hormones in our body. It fixes the bad posture and mends the damages caused by it. Exercises like forward bend, spot high jump, jumping ropes, burpees, hanging from a bar are proven to increase height even by 1 inch. Other physical activities like jogging, swimming, cycling, and playing sports are also good alternatives but require outdoors. There are also some yoga poses like Bhujangasana, TadasanaVriksh AsanaUstrasanaPaschimotan Asana are some yoga poses that help increase height.

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Young Man Sleeping Cozily on a Bed at Night.

Nothing Beats a Good Night Sleep: Coupled with a nutritious diet and regular exercise, a good night’s sleep can do wonders for your height. As the growth hormones are produced and work their magic during the night, so it’s crucial that you get proper uninterrupted sleep during the night. For this make sure the room is dark and silent, your bed is comfortable, and practice deep breathing before bedtime to relax your body and mind.

The need and reason for someone to grow taller may differ from person to person, but the ultimate goal remains the same. When we are younger, we take growing into an ideal height for granted. And end up being disappointed. So, kick that disappointment to the curb and try upgrading your lifestyle according to the tips in this article to grow taller.