Height is an aspect of your body that many people are not happy with. Height is also something we cannot really change, once we stop growing. Genes account for determination of around 80% of your height. The connection is complex and not yet fully understood. By the time we turn 18, most people stop growing, but before we reach our limit, there are things we can do to maximize growth. Nutrition, is general, plays significant role in this process and balanced diet is essential. Fruits and vegetables, highly recommended throughout our life, are very important for our growth, as they are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. Proteins are important and caffeine is not detrimental. Most of the growth activity happens in our sleep, so healthy sleep patterns are beneficial and so is active lifestyle. Once we stop growing, improvements can only be superficial. Working on your posture, practicing yoga or using fashion to emphasize different body features are well known and tried methods of improvement, for those unhappy with their height.
- Many of us wish we were taller, but unfortunately there is little we can do to change our height.
- Once you stop growing at some point in your teens, you can't make yourself any taller.
- Read on to learn about why you stop growing and how to help you grow taller while you still can.
“Scientists believe about 80 percent of your height is determined by your genes (thanks, Mom and Dad!), but they don’t fully understand the exact connection between genetics and height.”