Published On: Thu, Sep 20th, 2018

Natural Ways to Grow Taller

When you’re growing up and all of your friends are taller than you it can feel like you’re lagging behind. When the rest of your family is really tall and you feel like you’re trying to catch up, this can cause some people to worry whether they’ll ever get taller. Luckily, there are some things you can naturally do during the time your body is growing (during puberty) to help yourself get taller naturally, and to help your body achieve ultimate growth. There are actually some factors that you can control yourself during your formative years.

Consume a Balanced Diet

Often, people look shorter if they have plump bodies, and being leaner and fit can make you feel and look taller, as well as help with your posture. To achieve this, make sure that on top of exercise, you are also eating right. You should eat protein and calcium, so incorporate beans, soy, nuts, and green vegetables into your diet. You should also try to get enough vitamin D and zinc, which help you form strong bones and promote muscle and bone growth in children. Foods to avoid are ones that are full of carbohydrates and sugar, as these will not help your body grow and can be detrimental to your health if you consume too much of them.


Exercising throughout your teen years and during puberty may help you to grow taller. It’s recommended that you get out and work your muscles for at least thirty minutes each day. You can join a gym, join a sports team, go jogging, or take walks or swim with friends.

Understand that Height is Determined by Genetics

You can try to do as much as you can to get taller, but you should also know that scientists believe 60%-80% of your height is determined by your genes. Unfortunately, you either have the tall gene or you don’t, and it isn’t something you can really control. If your parents are short, however, have faith; that doesn’t necessarily mean you will be, too.

Get Enough Sleep

Your body grows as you’re sleeping, so getting plenty of sleep allows your body more time to take care of what it needs to. Preteens and people who are younger than twenty actually need nine to eleven hours of sleep every night. The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally within our bodies during deep sleep, so getting good, sound sleep for hours each night will encourage the production of HGH.

Know You’ll be in Your Twenties Before You Stop Growing

We often associate growth with teenagers, but if you’re not yet twenty, don’t give up hope that you’ll continue to get taller. If you haven’t officially stopped puberty, you haven’t stopped growing, and be thankful that you still have some time.

While there are some things you can do to help yourself grow taller naturally, understand that our tallness is usually pre-determined by genetics. However, if you sleep well, exercise, and eat right, you can help your body achieve optimal growth.



Author: Dj Cartledge

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