There are many possibilities when it comes to increasing your height naturally, and one of the best methods of doing so is through exercising.
By repeatedly targeting the muscles in key areas, namely the back, these muscles will gradually strengthen, which in the case of your back causes your spinal column to lengthen by easing the compression of the invertebral discs.
There are plenty of different exercises, of varying effectiveness and difficulty, that can be used to target these key areas, and we’ll examine three of them below.
1. Trunk Twist
This stretching exercise is great for working on your spine, and is very much like the standard sit-ups you’ve probably done many times in your life. This will help strengthen your spine and abs at the same time.
Sit on the floor and keep your feet anchored beneath something to help prevent movement while performing this.
For safety’s sake, ensure the object your anchoring your feet with can bear the amount of force you’ll be exerting on it and won’t topple over onto you.
Rather than performing a combination of sit-up and twist, you’ll solely be twisting in this exercise.
With your hands locked behind your head, raise yourself off the ground to a comfortable position, not too high or low, and slowly swing your body as far to each side as you can.
Repeat this at least 5 times, performing the routine for 30 seconds each time.
2. Roll Over Stretch
This exercise targets your lower back specifically, and is also great for increasing flexibility in your back and legs.
To do this exercise, lie flat on your back, and then roll backwards, letting your feet touch the ground behind your head.
Keep your shoulders flat on the ground, and use them to help balance you.
Hold this position for 20-30 seconds and you’re done.
3. Wall Bridge
Lastly, stand about two feet away from a wall with your back to it.
You may have to alter your distance from the wall before doing this, but make sure you’re close enough to reach it.
Once you’re at a good range, lean back until your hands are touching the wall.
Now walk slowly down the wall with your hands, as far as your flexibility will allow. Once you’ve reached your limit, climb back up slowly, and then push off to return to your normal
This one is great for the lower back as well.
These are three great exercises of varying difficulty and physical requirements.
Try each of them out at least once to get a feel for them, and if they seem to work for you, go ahead and add them into your regular exercise routine.
Your height gain will surely follow down the road.