Jumat, 20 Maret 2009

How to Grow Taller Naturally Or Why Even Adults Can Grow Taller

By : Steve Wells

Are you asking yourself how to grow taller naturally? Are you irritated by the so called "growth pills"? You should be! Because people who sell those pills claim that everyone - no matter what age - can grow 5 or more inches in just 3 weeks - just by taking their "magic bullets"!

But let's get serious: After the growth plates are closed, which normally takes place at an age around 16-18 for girls and 18-21 for boys, your bones can't grow any longer. So you can forget about growth pills - there is no scientific proof they work.

However, until this age there are ways to grow taller naturally. You probably already know the basic tips: enough calcium, vitamins and minerals, physical activity and enough sleep.

But here is a fact that you probably don't know: You can increase the amount of the Human Growth Hormone, the natural hormone that your body produces and that makes your body grow, in a natural way.

You do so by practicing special exercises that can increase the Human Growth Hormone level in your body by 300%! Hill sprints are an example, but generally all exercises that work a lot of major muscle groups at the same time are appropriate (for example reverse push-ups, jumper squats). The crucial point is to train at a high intensity. More precisely: you must exercise at above the lactate threshold intensity for at least 10 minutes (at this intensity lactic acid starts to accumulate in the blood stream). This means that a 20-year old should with at a heart rate above 160 (for a 25 year-old, the heart rate should be above 156).

But there are also good news for adults that have stopped growing years ago, not only teenagers. Adults can profit by the fact that the spine can grow regardless of your age.

There is scientific proof that you can grow up to 3 inches permanently using special stretching exercises. These special exercises stretch and strengthen the muscles around your spine. The effect: Your spine will lengthen an inch or two. Following, the spinal discs and the cartilage in your spine will thicken which will give you an additional inch of height.

The stretching exercises you can do are Cobra, Bridge, The Skier or Bar Twist. For the exercise called Cobra, you have to lie on the floor facing the ground, put your palms under your body under your shoulders. Then try to arch your spine up as far back as you can (with your hips still on the ground). Remain in this position for 8 seconds. You will find more details and exercises in this best-selling e-book.

P.S. Did you know that there are studies showing that every additional inch of height increases your chances for relationships with the opposite sex and even for financial success?

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