5 Habits to Follow to Increase Height After 18

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You have celebrated your 18th birthday but have not gained the ideal height yet and you think now it is the fate. You can change the destiny by gaining some more inches, yes even after the age 18. Following these habits can add few inches for all those who are dreaming about idle height.

Proper Nutrition:

Although your body is secreting fewer growth hormones now still you can augment it by taking healthy diet. You can take proper guideline from the best dietician in Lahore, Karachi or any other main city of Pakistan, through Marham about how some growth inducing foods can be used to gain an ideal height. High protein diet with essential fats, carbohydrates and all nutrients can help you to add more inches to your frame. Dairy products, leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, lean meat, and nuts are good companions for height seekers.

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Special exercises like jumping, running, stretching or other aerobic activities are really good to enhance the body length. Exercise stimulates the nerve endings which stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete more growth hormone. In result, height increases even after the typical growth age.Exercise

Adequate Sleep:

Not only in childhood but even after that your body grows fast when you sleep. Adequate sleep relaxes your body and activates the pituitary which secrets growth hormone. Your sleeping posture can also help you to grow. For best results, lay on your back having no pillow under the head. Take the pillow under your knees to elevate them. This posture will straighten your spine and helps to stretch out the disks which enhance the body length.

Absorb Sunlight:

Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D which is necessary to absorb calcium in bones. More vitamin D makes it sure that you are going to absorb more calcium to make your bones strong and long. So go for a jog in the sunlight, ideally in the morning to get the ideal height.

Avoid Growth Inhibitors:

If you really want to increase your height than avoid taking growth inhibitors. Yes, these exist in foods like junk food, soda, tobacco, alcohol, and antibiotics. So immediately cut out these growth inhibitors from your life.

  • You can try these things to gain ideal height after the age 18, but you know the real beauty of the personality is your good character.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.