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Stretching Exercises for Growing Taller

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 in vertebral 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 few Stretching Exercises for Growing Taller.

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 standing position.  This one is great for the lower back as well.

Follow these exercises with discipline

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. 

As per general experience these are the best Stretching Exercises for Growing Taller. Your height gain will surely follow down the road if followed regularly.

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Growth Process | Growth On

Everyone grows and nobody can prevent the growth process, it’s just a natural part of our lives. Of course, while we all grow, some of us grow quicker than others. some of us will grow earlier than us and some of us will grow more than us. This is because not everyone hits their growth spurt at the same time. There is also a genetic element involved. It can happen in short bursts or it can happen all at once.

If there is a delay in growing when it comes to children, however, they should be seen by a doctor to make sure there aren’t any problems. Some children experience growth defects and you want to make sure, this is something you can nullify by visiting your doctor.

There are 300 bones in our body when we are born, but 206 bones out of those remain by the time we reach adulthood.

Why does this happen?

Mainly because our bones are basically cartilage when we are babies which is why baby’s bones are so much more susceptible to break with light impact. As we get older our bones go through what is called ‘ossification’, where the cartilage turns solid. Eventually sets of smaller bones will unite/mergeinto one large bone, resulting reduction in the total number of bones in our body.

Process

Growth plates are located at the ends of some of the long bones in our body. When some of the cartilage doesn’t ossify all at the same time, these plates continue to make new tissue while the old tissue turns into bone. Therefore making you grow even more. Once you stop growing which is usually when you are an adult, the plates will ossify as well, leaving you at your final height. If something damaging happens to these growth plates, while you are still young, your growth could be stunted and could cause some bones to be more mature than others, and some longer than others.

You can actually estimate the potential height of a child by watching their growth pattern. A female will usually have a full height of double her height when she is three years old. A male will usually have a full height of double his height when he is three years and three months old.