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5 Natural Ways To Increase Your Height: Tips And Tricks For Growing Taller

Height refers to the measurement of a person or thing from base to top or head to foot.  It is believed that genetics have a major role to play in determining the height of an individual. However, there are certain other environmental factors that play a crucial role in accounting for this parameter. Through this article, we will get to know the essential tips and tricks to grow taller.

What are the factors that affect height?

Although everyone grows at a different rate it is often seen that after the age of 2 years, most kids grow steadily at around 2.5 inches each year. During puberty, this growth rate accelerates and beyond that one generally stops growing taller

Factors that affect height are

  • Genes – Around 80% of height is attributed to DNA one inherits. Over 700 genetic variants have been identified that determine height.
  • Hormones such as human growth hormone, thyroid hormone, and sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.
  • Genetic disorders such as Turner syndrome, Down syndrome and achondroplasia can cause stunted growth.
  • Healthy diet – Our body needs nutrients for its growth and development. One can obtain these nutrients by having a balanced diet.
  • Regular exercise– Exercising regularly helps to strengthen bones and muscles, promote HGH secretion and maintain healthy body weight.
  • Plenty of sleep – This is because while we are sleeping the body releases HGH for growth.
  • Stress– Chronic stress lowers the efficiency of HGH causing slow growth.
  • Health conditions – Certain health conditions such as anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis may slow down the growth rate. 
  • Environmental pollutants – Exposure to cadmium, lead, or polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) has been linked to stunted growth. 

What are the tips and tricks to get taller?

 Natural ways to increase height are: –

1. Eat a balanced diet which should include

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Proteins
  • Dairy
  • Whole grains

One should restrict the intake of those food items that contain a high amount of trans- fats, saturated fats, and sugar.

It is recommended to have 2-3 glasses of milk in a day to increase height. This is because milk is rich in calcium and also has protein and Vitamin A which are essential to gain height. 

Also, it is seen that older age or certain medical conditions lowers the bone density which in turn decreases the height. In such conditions, it is advisable to increase intake of calcium and vitamin D. Women over 50 years and men over 70 years are advised to consume 1200mg of calcium every day. 

2. Use supplements

In cases where the production of human growth hormone or HGH is adversely affected, supplements containing synthetic HGH may be recommended. 

However, it is worth noticing that beyond puberty once the growth plates become fused together it is impossible to grow tall no matter what the supplement labels advertise.

3. Take adequate sleep

The recommended sleep time for different age groups are: –

  • Newborns – 3 months age: 14-17 hours
  • Infants 4-12months age: 12-16hours
  • Toddlers 1-2 years age: 11-14hours
  • Young children 3-5years old: 10-13hours
  • Children 6-13years age: 9-12hours
  • Teenagers 14-17 years: 8-10 hours
  • Adults 18-64 years age: 7-9 hours
  • Older adults over 65years age: 7-8hours

4. Do regular exercise.

For adults and older people, one can try yoga, walking or playing games like tennis several times in a week. 

For children, it is recommended that they should exercise for at least 1 hour each day. 

Exercises that are ideal to promote growth include:

  • Pushups, sit-ups, and other strength-building exercises.
  • Aerobic exercises such as biking, jumping rope, etc.
  • Yoga and other flexibility exercises- For this one can watch YouTube videos for yoga poses for beginners and practice yoga within the comfort of the home or join a studio or local gym.    

Popular yoga poses to correct posture are: –

  • Cobra pose
  • Mountain pose
  • Child’s pose 

5. Maintain good posture

Our backbone shows curves at three places naturally. However if one slouches or slump then these curves tend to shift according to new posture.  Therefore one should maintain good posture while standing, sleeping and sitting. One can incorporate ergonomics and use means such as a memory foam pillow or a standing desk to correct the posture. Certain exercises also help to improve body’s posture. For this one can refer to a doctor who can help to develop an exercise routine ideal for an individual. 

Also Read The Role of Homeopathy in India's Healthcare System

What is the role of homeopathy to increase height?

Homeopathy is found to be effective to increase height. Homeopathic medicines can help to treat underlying medical cause of poor height if any. Homeopathic medicines for height gain are especially beneficial when given during puberty. They also help to improve the absorption of nutrients present in the diet which can then be utilized for growth of the body. Also homeopathic medicines for height gain have no known side effects. 

The best homeopathy medicine for height growth is constitutional medicine. For this, a trained homeopathic physician takes a detailed case history of the patient and tries to elicit symptoms from both mental and physical spheres.

homeopathic medicines to increase height

Baryta carbonica– It is especially suited to scrofulous children who are physically dwarfish and mentally weak. They tend to suffer from tonsillitis from the least exposure to cold.  They have low self-confidence and are averse to meeting strangers. Physically they are weak and weary and must sit, or lie down or lean on something. They tend to have swollen abdomen and offensive foot sweat.

Silicea terra- It is suited to children who have bone diseases, poor digestion, delayed walking, delayed closure of fontanelles, ailments attended with pus formation, offensive foot sweat,  lack of vital heat such that they want to hug fire, and want plenty of warm clothing in winters. They may have ill effects from vaccination. As a person, they are yielding, anxious, fainthearted, and have want of grit whether moral or physical.

Calcarea phosphoricum– It is indicated for children who suffer from bone diseases, have delayed milestones, troublesome dentition, anemia after acute diseases, and chronic wasting diseases. Feeble digestion, flabby muscles, cold extremities, easy perspiration, glandular enlargement, and aggravation of all symptoms from any change of weather are other indications for this remedy.


Height refers to the measurement of a person or thing from base to top or head to foot. Though genetics have a major role to play in determining the height of an individual, other factors that affect the height are certain hormones such as human growth hormone, thyroid hormone and sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen,  genetic disorders such as Turner syndrome, Down syndrome, and achondroplasia, chronic stress, certain health conditions such as anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, cystic fibrosis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis and environmental pollutants such as cadmium, lead or polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB). Healthy diet, regular exercise especially yoga, adequate sleep, and maintaining a good posture have a positive influence on increasing height. Homeopathy has shown promising results in height growth without causing any side effects. Homeopathic medicines for height gain are especially beneficial when given during puberty.

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