When we think of growing taller it seems almost a laughable thing. Considering the fact that in the region of 60% to 80% is genetic. We have either inherited this blessing or we have not. Are there other ways in which we can continue to grow? We will take a look at some of the most recognized techniques that anyone can use to grow those extra inches. It is important to maximize your Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to meet your goal.
Sleep is by far one of the most important guidelines for helping your growth process. One needs at least 8 hours of quality sleep to achieve your full potential of HGH. Some doctors suggest that melatonin before bed will increase HGH level over 150%. Stress is one of the greatest limiters of getting that deep sleep. Before bed, it is recommended that you partake in a stretch and deep breathing exercise to relax before you lay down. Gamma-aminobutyric acid before bed has also been shown to increase HGH in excess of 180%. Clinical studies have shown that a combination of the amino acids, called L-lysine and L-arginine, will produce amazing results of HGH upward of 650%. Even though there substitutes for the HGH growth, it is all in vain without a good night’s sleep.
Eating health is the next key. A well-regulated diet is essential in this process. Five smaller meals are better than 3 larger meals. This allows the body to digest without strain. Clinical studies show that a Zinc deficiency stunts the growth in youth. Zinc can be obtained in the most concentrated forms by eating Napa cabbage, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked oysters, beef, lamb, wheat germ, et cetera. Eat foods with a high intake of Vitamin D found in cod liver oil, oily fish, Portobello mushrooms, high grain cereal, tofu, dairy product, and eggs. More bones tissue will show direct growth results. Avoid fructose and sugars within 2 hours after a workout as this produces Somatostatin, which decreases the level of HGH.
Exercise is the main focus as well. The higher intensity the exercise, the better the promotion of HGH. Whatever your physical condition you should be involved in high cardio bursts, even if for short periods. Swimming promotes a free floating buoyancy which allows for a non-stress on the joints exercise. Cycling, aerobic, hanging and even stretching increase your goal of growing taller.
Posture may seem simple, but it is something that is grossly overlooked. When we sit in a hunched over position it puts unnecessary stress on your joints, disks, and muscles. Practicing this simple step will improve digestion and make your body overall feel much better. Try and practice this throughout the day, whether at the dining table or at work. Align your back in a straight position, sitting upright, and with your shoulders slightly back. If you don’t already practice this you will feel immediate results.
Stay away from things that limit your growth. Drugs and alcohol are completely counterproductive to the height you are trying to achieve. They have been proven to stunt your growth. Avoiding these will help you meet the goals set before you.