Can anyone grow taller after hitting puberty? This is one question that’s been bothering many of us often and the surprise answer to this is: Yes! You can grow taller even after you come of age, so to speak!
The truth is that a human being grows vertically even in his twenties and this is often genetic. However, post-puberty, there are ways of adding inches to your height. This can be done by either altering your eating habits, or by way of certain drugs and by stretching exercises.
For example, calcium rich foods can help you grow taller even after puberty. If you increase your milk, soya bean and tofu intake, your bones grow stronger and increase in length thus increases your height. Moreover, amonic acids present in animal proteins aid in building muscle and bone cytology.
If you want to grow taller post-puberty, taking human growth hormones will also help. This, of course, is best done under medical supervision as they are known to have side effects like increased blood pressure, diabetecs, premature hair loss and even cancer, if they contain steroids.
On the flip side, a quicker remedy is the way you dress. Clothes with solid colours create a height illusion as do vertical pinstripes. Elevated shoes with raised insoles that give the impression that you aren’t actually wearing heels, is also a clever way to add to your height.
The most important factor, if you want to grow taller, is to adopt a correct exercise regimen. If you regularly exercise by using various stretching and weight instruments, then the body’s muscular and orthopedic system gets a chance to be expanded and stretched.
This is turn not only strengthens the spine but helps the spinal ligaments to grow. This again needs to be done under the supervision of a trained instructor, lest you over exercise or stretch wrongly and damage your spine. It is also said that yoga, if done correctly, also helps you to grow taller.
Despite adhering to these measures, do remember that your body’s secretion of growth hormones and spinal curvature are also important in the whole process of growing taller. These hormones are released by rigorous exercise like fast jogging or swimming event. Additionally, working on your back muscle to improve the thickness of your spinal disc will aid you to grow. Remember, as you age, so does your spinal curvature too, which tends to affect your posture.
Therefore, posture correction should be done constantly to make you look taller.
In summary, there are numerous ways of growing taller even after the stipulated age. You just need to choose the method that helps you without any negative effects.