Being tall does not necessarily make people any happier, healthier or more attractive. Still, there are short people who would give anything to increase their height. Being short can really take a huge blow at someone’s self confidence. Sometimes it is just that they want to fit in or they want to do things that require a certain degree of height like modeling or playing certain sports. Some people are short because of their genes. It runs in the family. Others may appear short due to poor posture. If you’re dying to get taller, do not give up. Height can be increased by changing some things about regular day to day living. Here are some tips:

Eat Properly

Proper nutrition is very important if your aim is to grow taller. Be sure to take supplements to ensure that your body is getting all the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to keep healthy. Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, dairy products, cereals and drink lots of water.


Exercising causes blood to circulate to the bones more. The best exercises to do to increase height are stretching exercises. Stretching exercises strengthen and develop the muscles in the back and this can lead to an increase in height. Concentrate on stretches that lengthen the spine. You should do both anaerobic and aerobic exercises. Anaerobic exercises could be heavy weight lifting or sprinting. These exercises keep the body fit and focuses on strengthening muscles. For anaerobic exercises, go swimming, jogging, cycling or simply take a walk. These activities require a good deal of oxygen to keep up with the activity over a period of time and result in the production of growth hormones. Human Growth Hormones (HGH) are released after exercise.

Improve Your Posture

Poor posture not only leads to back problems but it also makes a person appear shorter than they actually are. A slouched back robs you of a few inches and improving your posture will make a big difference. A straight spine adds a few inches to your overall height. Stretching exercises will help to improve posture over time.

Get Adequate Sleep

Never underestimate the power of sleeping. In your regime to grow taller, be sure to include proper rest by getting adequate sleep. If you do not get enough sleep, the production of growth hormones lessens as the human growth hormone is released during the first few hours of sleep.

Other options to consider are:


Surgery can be performed to increase height by lengthening the legs. This is a very expensive, painful and complicated procedure that normally takes a long time for full recovery.

Growth Hormones Intake

Taking growth hormones is another option. They are expensive but the results are permanent and you gain height in a few months.

Tips and warning

There are a lot of pills and supplements claiming to make you grow taller. Beware of these products as some may be unsafe. It is best to grow taller naturally.