TIPS TO GROW TALLER
Several factors contribute to your overall height. It’s thought that genetic factors account for 60-80 precent of your final height. Certain environmental factors, such as nutrition and exercise, typically account for the remaining percentage.
Height is largely determined by genetics, and most people will not grow taller after age 18. However, proper nutrition during childhood and adolescence can help you maximize your height.
Protein helps your body build healthy body mass, like muscles. This can help you be your tallest. Eat protein at every meal and include it in your snacks.
Occasionally skimping on sleep won’t affect your height in the long term. But if during adolescence you regularly clock less than the recommended amount, it may lead to complications.
This is because your body releases HGH while you sleep. Production of this hormone and others may go down if you aren’t getting enough shut-eye.
For most people, height will not increase after age 18 to 20 due to the closure of the growth plates in bones. Compression and decompression of the discs in your spine lead to small changes in height throughout the day.