My age is 18 but height is 5 feet only. I can't afford the supplements so please tell me the easy safe and fast way to increase my height? I shall be very thankful to you and will pray for you.

I appreciate your sincerity and well wishes and I am sure that you will be very happy to learn that it is not too late to make a difference. While most people believe that we stop growing once we turn 18, this is not really the case. The growth process is not something that suddenly ceases, but instead it slows down around the time that you complete puberty. You can have several months or even a year to make changes to your lifestyle and gain a few inches. The pituitary gland in our brain releases growth hormone in the body, which triggers bone and muscle growth. Height is determined by genetic factors, exercise pattern, hormonal activity, and diet. If your parents are tall, you have better chances to be taller by the time you reach 20 years.

In order to increase height naturally, you have to be patient. Here are some tips to grow tall:
  • Stretching exercises are very helpful. These should be done regularly since it helps in stretching the bones and cartilages as well. These exercises are also good to build up a well-toned body.
  • Simple activities like jumping and running stimulate the body to grow tall. Playing volleyball, basketball, and swimming are other activities to increase height naturally.
  • Sleep also has an effect on bone growth, so in order to increase height naturally, first make sure that you sleep at least eight hours at night.
Your diet should be especially rich in calcium and proteins, along with other nutrients. The foods to increase height include dairy products, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, fish, and meat. Citrus fruits (such as oranges and lemon) are rich in vitamin C and help in calcium absorption which is needed to grow taller. Avoid eating too much of carbohydrates and fats in your diet. Drink eight glasses of water every day as it helps in clearing toxins from the body.

Be confident: height is not the only aspect that matters. The way you dress up can also mimic your height to a certain extent. Try wearing single-colored shirt and pants or clothes with vertical stripes.

answered by K C

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