Question: How may I grow tall and become slim, I am 25 years old. Can you recommend any exercise?
Answer: Height under natural conditions increases due to increase in length of long bones in the arms and legs. Long bones have epiphysial plates located towards the end of the bones, which are cartilaginous tissue.
Height in females grow up to the age of 16-18 years while height in males can increase up to the age of 19 years Simple stretching exercises can be beneficial in increasing height. There have been several claims which suggest that use of Human Growth Hormone can also aid in increasing the height, but has been linked with a host of detrimental effects on the overall health of an individual. Healthy diet also plays a vital role in improving height.
Tips and Exercises to Increase Height after Age of 25 or 23
What are the exercises to get tall at 25 years? Yoga, stretching exercise and free hand exercise are few of them.
- Stand in erect posture with straight back and feet touching each other, without any gap in-between. Slowly lift your hands to the level of your shoulder and hold it for few minutes. Now move your arms backwards. Always inhale in when you move your arms upwards and exhale when you are moving your arms downside. This exercise helps to keep your posture erect, and makes an appearance of being tall to any other person who looks at you.
- Lie down on your back, and then slowly stretch your right foot towards the left foot and left foot towards the right foot.Then bring back the foot to its normal position. Now just stretch your left foot towards left and right foot towards right, without overstretching.
- Another effective exercise is sports exercise and games, following are the sports which may help to increase the long bone length. Swimming and cycling are the games which help in increasing the length of the long bones.
- Bar hanging: hold the bar that is 6 to 7 feet above the ground level. Now swing your body while hanging at the bar. Keeps your back straight while swinging on the bar.
Diet rich in minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iodine, and magnesium and iron is important to aid an increase in height. Increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. Limit the intake of foods like saturated fats and transfats which are difficult to digest and interfere with the absorption of other minerals.
Get maximum amount of sunlight exposure. Sunlight is considered to be the best source of Vitamin D which is important for the growth of bones. Avoid sunlight during the afternoons. Sunbathing especially during early mornings or late afternoon should be beneficial since the exposure to ultraviolet radiations at this time is minimum.
Do not expect miracles to happen, as such at the age of 25 years the height growth is minimum you have to be patient with positive thinking.