In years gone past, before the dawn of the modern man, survival was based purely on primal nature. In the modern world, thanks to evolution, civilization and the intricacies of technology, we don’t have to rely on animal instincts anymore.
Brute force was a thing that was essential to our development as early humans. At present, our minds run the show. Still, there are certain aspects of physicality that have been maintained largely due to perception. Height is one of the chief issues that many people still identify as being important.
Tall people are likely to become the center of attention once they make an entry in any confined space. Through the times, singers and poets have not done much to dispel of the mythical wonders of the tall among us. Thus, given the fact that man is a creature of instinct and habit, irrespective of how well-built the upstairs faculties are, the myth still lingers.
Being short is definitely okay since it does not bring down one’s capabilities in any way. The only shortcoming of being short would probably be a heightened sense of insecurity. Overall, it ultimately comes down to how we perceive ourselves. Being short should not mean the end of the world to anyone.
Still, many people would rather be tall than short. Thanks to science and our understanding of the human genome and how everything is wired up, there are a couple of ways one can ably increase their y-axis projection at will. We’ve concocted a good read to cover that.
In women, height increases up to the age of 18 whilst in men, they continue increasing in height up to the age of 24. For anyone to keep growing in height past these ages, they need to have an understanding of how to take care of oneself. There are two main hormones that control growth in humans; these are the thyroid and human growth hormones (HGH). The pituitary gland is responsible for the stimulation of bone growth at the growth plates. With age, the growth plates fuse and no room is available to stimulate the functioning of HGH.
A good diet can go a long way in helping improve height in both men and women. The absorption of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients is essential to provide the necessary ambiance for growth to occur. Nutrients like calcium, iodine, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamin D are very important.
Saturated fats found in fast foods should be avoided since they often lead to the development of strains that hinder the digestive process. Calcium is of the most important elements since it contributes directly to the development of cartilages and strong bones. A good source of calcium is milk and other dairy products. Drinking water is also essential in order to ensure detoxification of the body. The recommended uptake is 6-8 glasses of water daily.
Vitamin D is contained in sunlight. By regularly exposing ourselves to sunlight, we can get to obtain larger doses of vitamin D and hence grow steadily. A good time to get some tan would be in the early morning or late afternoon hours when the sun’s rays have the lowest amount of UV radiation.
Stretching exercises stimulate body growth due to the mobility of various body parts. Partaking in regular exercises is a good way to improve body posture and increase height by at least an inch. Sporting activities like biking and swimming are also some great ways to improve cardio and work out the full body.
During sleep, we can rest while the body grows and regenerates its tissues. The Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is naturally produced during sleep. During deep sleep, these hormones get produced en masse. Thus, it is important to ensure that we’re able to get at least 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis. Babies spend most of their time sleeping, about 11 hours. That is when most of the growth happens. It’s not a coincidence.
To get a good sleep session, a couple of tips can come in handy. Taking a cup of chamomile tea before bed can help improve sleep quality. Taking a warm bath right before hitting the sheets is also another sure fire way to improve the quality of sleep.