It goes without saying that exercise is the key to many parts of a healthy lifestyle. Getting taller is one of these aspects, so if you neglect it, you may end up shorter than your peers. You don’t need to be pumping iron 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get even just a little bit taller. Even just a little bit of exercise will go a long way into putting on a couple of inches to your total height, but you need to put in the time and effort.
Luckily, exercise can be done in so many different ways, whether at a gym, at home, or integrating it with your daily life. You won’t have to invest in a gym membership to get started with exercise, but it does help, especially if you are intent with getting healthier and putting on muscle mass. Just a little exercise, even if it means a slightly longer route on your commute home, can help you get even just a little it taller at a time.
Lack of Exercise: Not Just Your Height Affected
Regular amounts of exercise are key in ensuring you grow to a regular height. Sometimes, you’ll even grow a little bit more than usual if you do it right. Neglecting exercise can be a completely different discussion; getting absolutely no exercise at all can affect both your height and general health in a lot of ways.
• Your bones and muscles will not receive the circulation and flexing they need to properly grow, affecting your height and general proportions.
• Fat from the foods you eat will build up around your waist, thighs and other parts of your body. This will lead to you being overweight, or even to obesity; not the kind of inches you probably want to gain.
• This fat buildup will also affect the performance of your internal organs, like your arteries and intestines.
• High blood pressure and cholesterol go hand-in-hand with fat buildups in the circulatory and respiratory systems. These may end up as long-term health problems, and can even lead to more serious ailments later on.
• Your immune system may also take a hit from your lack of exercise, making you more likely to contract serious illnesses like cancer.
• You might even experience mood swings and irritability due to inactivity.
• A person will also be more sensitive to injury, especially in the muscles and bones.
• All of these effects can rob a person of his vitality, leading to a shorter overall lifespan.
The list goes on and on; whether or not you want to be a victim of this long list of negative effects is up to you.
Staying Healthy, Fit, and Tall
It’s never too late to start an exercise regimen to help you get taller. An exercise regimen can also help you build muscle, and work out your bones, allowing your entire body to get a good workout. If you are confident about your physical stature, you can probably jump straight into exercising right away, but if you are not, here’s some tips to help you get started:
• If you have any health problems, check with a doctor before starting an exercise regimen. This can be especially true if you have heart problems or other recurring ailments.
• Start slow if you are a beginner; overexertion can lead to injury instead of the health benefits and height increases you were initially hoping for.
• Try out a modest exercise schedule before an intense one. People with busy schedules may not have much time to exercise regularly to begin with.
• Even if you are not afforded much time, be sure to exercise regularly to a schedule you set for yourself regardless. Having a schedule is entirely different from sticking to it.
• When you feel up to it, pick up the pace and exercise until you can feel the burn in your muscles and bones. No pain, no gain, but be sure not to overexert yourself.
• Hire a personal trainer or coach if you are unsure about what kind of exercises to do. Both beginners and experienced gym goers can benefit from the guidance of a trained professional.
Exercise and Growing Taller
Regular exercise can help you grow taller too, especially if the kind of exercises you do are focused on the spine and back. Just remember that you have to stick to a schedule and exert yourself adequately in order to reap the benefits that exercise has always offered. Here is how exercise can help you gain a few extra inches:
• Exercise can stretch out the bones, joints and muscles after constant and controlled strenuous movements. Even the simplest of stretching sessions can help you gain a bit of height.
• Exercise also allows the better circulation of blood and oxygen around the body. The natural growth hormones produced by the body are also circulated more effectively around your system.
• Supplemented with a good diet and healthy amounts of sleep, exercise becomes even more effective in the quest to get taller.
Robbing your body of the exercise it needs to perform effectively can affect both your height and health in so many ways. When you do finally buckle down and exercise, you too may reap the benefits that exercise has in store for you and your height.