Taking good care of yourself eating well, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of rest is the best way to stay healthy and help your body reach its natural potential. There’s no magic pill for increasing height. In fact, your genes are the major determinant of how tall you’ll be.
Most people can expect to grow a total of about 7 to 10 inches during puberty before they reach their full adult height. Each person is a little different, so everyone starts and goes through puberty on their body’s own schedule. Your body may still be changing. It can help to share any concerns or questions with your doctor.
Boys usually finish growing by about age 16. But each person is a little different, so everyone starts and goes through puberty on their body’s own schedule. Those who start a little later than their friends will usually continue to grow a little later too.
1.Eat a balanced diet. If you’re still growing, a balanced diet helps build strong bones and muscles. If you’ve stopped growing, eating a balanced diet can help you stay lean, which can help you look taller.
2.Exercise throughout your teen years and through puberty. Getting regular exercise may help you to grow taller during your teen years. Get out and work your muscles for at least 60 minutes/one hour each day.
3.Get adequate sleep each night. Sleeping is the time when your body grows, so having plenty of sleep is equivalent to giving your body more time for growth. Get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep per night if you’re between 13 and 18 years old.
4.Understand that height is often determined through genetics. Scientists reckon that 60% to 80% of your height is determined by genes.Unfortunately, either you have the tall gene or you don’t. That’s not to say that you can’t grow tall if you have parents who are on the shorter side; it just means that having shorter parents means you’re more likely to be on the short side.
5.Try not to stunt your growth. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
6.Expect to be in your twenties when you stop growing. A lot of young kids look at themselves and ask, “Have I finished growing yet?” If you’re under 18, the answer is probably “No!” If you haven’t stopped puberty yet, then you haven’t stopped growing.Try to be thankful that you have a little time to grow taller instead of worrying about how tall you will be.