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There are some surgical procedures that can increase your height, but they can be risky, as well as painful. Exercises are the natural ways to grow your height faster. These exercises, when performed correctly and on a regular basis, prove effective in giving the best results. That is why more and more people are opting for exercises that can help them grow taller within a short span.

Stretching exercises are the best workouts to help you obtain an increase in your height. There are some simple stretches that bring about improvement in the strength of the core muscles and the body posture. They also facilitate increase in the quantity of growth hormones released into the blood, which are responsible for making you taller. The movement of the body at the time of exercise, makes the body flexible, and as a result, the bones and cartilage are more receptive towards growth. Other than these stretching exercises, there are some yoga exercises that help you grow in height.

Types of Stretching Exercises

There are various forms of stretching exercises that can improve the height of a person. Here are some of the easy-to-do stretching exercises to help you grow your height. You should include them in your exercise program and you will find its huge impact in increasing your height.

Body Stretching: This is the most simple stretching exercise that can be done. To perform this exercise, you need a pull-up bar as an exercise equipment. You have to hang on the bar for about 5 - 10 minutes every day. While hanging, you have to change the grip continuously from underhand to overhand. Also, the spacing between the grip should also be altered after every few minutes. These changes are to be made, so that different sections of the muscles are stretched out well. It brings about a lot of improvement in your physical structure. If you have a bad posture, then it can be rectified with the help of this exercise. It helps to regain the body its natural shape. This exercise will help you to gain around one to one and half inches height quite easily.

Legs and Spine Stretching: The best stretching exercise that can make your legs and spine flexible is the traditional form of 'touching the toes'. Sit on the floor and extend your legs in the front. Now lean your body forward to touch the toes. While you bend to touch the toes, you should not bend your legs at the knees. In the initial stage, you may find it difficult to touch the toes. As you start doing it regularly and push yourself, you will find that you are being able to do it. Once you are able to touch the toes comfortably, you should wait in the position till you feel the stretch in your hamstring muscles and in the spine.

Shoulder Stretching: Lie flat on your stomach and keep your face on the surface of the floor. Then slowly lift the arms and shoulders from the ground. Hold the position for at least 10 seconds. Then gradually get back to your original position. While doing this exercise, make sure that you do not hold your breath. Repeat this exercise for 5 - 6 times. If you do this exercise twice a day for 3 - 4 weeks, you can see some increase in your height.

Apart from these exercises to grow taller, there are some anaerobic exercises like swimming and cycling that provide good stretches to our body. Sports activities that involves a lot of body stretching are also useful to increase a person's height.

Just exercise is not enough to increase the height. These exercises should be accompanied by an appropriate diet, which will be helpful to obtain better results faster. Intake of vitamins and minerals should be increased for faster growth. Additionally, adequate amount of sleep is also very important to grow your height. Lack of sleep, often, leads to lack of spinal recovery, which can cause harm to your posture. Most importantly, you should believe in yourself, that you can grow taller with the help of these exercises. Your body always needs the support of your mind that believes, that the exercises that you are doing will yield the desired results.