10 Top Height Growth Myths Debunked!

Height Growth Myths & Facts

Larry Beinhart / May 2019

Have you ever got a question about your height?

Yes u may get and I think you have put much efforts to grow taller, but height is totally depends upon genetic, nutrition and exercises.

Also you may find a number of sites and articles on which u will put much effort but you wont get any results.

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Here you can see only 10 myths which help you to grow taller

Myth 1: Height is determined purely by our genetics

Truth – Not only genetics but many other factors are there to increase height.

Individual height is depends on there genetics and nutrition. In a research it is proved that

about 60 to 80 percentage individual height is totally depends upon there genetic factors.

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Also it is proved that if ur parents are short also you can improve your height, with many other factors. In today’s lifestyle by eating nutrition and doing regular exercises will keeps you healthy and improves growth.

Myth 2: Can u still grow after puberty has finished

Truth – Yes u can grow at any age

And you know what height and puberty these both are correspond to each other,

Many think it is impossible to grow height after certain age 18 to 20 because of the growth of platrs in bones. But most of the people grow after puberty also because of the nutrition diet they are following.

Even medical experts and nutritionists says that one grow height with proper methods.

Myth 3 Your child needs to drink milk to grow taller

Truth – Yes, because any Dairy Product helps to grow you taller

“Milk will make you grow taller, stronger and sharper” is a mantra which our mothers followed from childhood, every mother used to give us a glass of milk to their children which is loaded with many nutritions and proteins.

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Myth 4  Cycling helps to increase height

Truth – Yes, only if u start doing cycling at your young age.

Did u know that cycling will also help to grow taller?

So if u dont know, now get up early and make cycling as part of ur daily routine. Try to do cycling at least 6 to 7 kms so that your muscles and legs will tighten up.

As you know height is mostly depends on two factors genes and age, so it’s better to start cycling at early’s by eating nutrition food which will help you lot to grow and be fit.

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Myth 5 – Does coffee helps to stunt your height?

Truth – Coffee contains caffeine which will stimulates your nervous system.

One of the most consumed caffeinated is coffee, the caffeine in it will make you feel anxiety and dizziness that will improve your sleep. And  as you know proper sleep is important to grow height.

But consuming more coffee is not so good for health, try to consume only right amount.

Myth 6 – Weight lifting will grow your height.

Truth – Weight lifting does not increase height.

Height Growth Weight Lifting Myths

  For us like people who are struggling a lot to grow height weight lifting may not increase height but many outdoor sports which will increase height.

1) Swimming will helps to increase height.

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If ur swimming regularly for 5 to 6 days a week your height will improve a lot. It will works also after puberty you may have chance to grow taller with swimming.

Compared to a non swimmer, swimmer will have a long upper body length.

2) Rope Skipping is related to Height

Rope Skipping Grow Tall Myth

Rope skipping is not less than many exercises it will help to increase your height if you try to do skipping on regular basis.

3) Basketball exercise for muscles.

Basketball Grow Tall Myth

Due to whole body movement while playing basketball, it will exercise the muscles growth. These stretching exercise will help a lo to increase height.

Myth 7: We are usually taller than our parent because our diets are better

True – Yes children’s are usually taller than parents

Nowadays everyone parents and even children are aware of nutrition, so by following  a good balanced diet of proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates makes your children taller than you.

Myth 8 – Why people say massage will helps you to grow taller.

Truth – Unfortunately massage wont help for your growth.

By doing massage it will improve your posture and make you feel taller, but actually it won’t improve height in numbers.

Weight Lifting – There are no consequences from weight training, unless you use improper techniques and injure yourself and damage your growth plate. Illegal steroids do stunt your growth.

Myth 9 – Get right amount of sleep

Truth – Sleep Patterns will impact on height

Yes ur mom is right who asks you to sleep at right time, because growth hormones are

released and they will do thickening and lengthening to ur bones during your sleep only, if ur sleep is too little growth hormones may suppressed.

If a person won’t sleep for a single night it does not affect but not getting full amount of sleep regularly will affect. So deep sleep on daily basis will not only helps you to produce hormones it will also helps you to focus on your work.

It’s suggested that:

  • 14 to 17 hours of sleep for newborn babies to 4 months of age.
  • 12 to 17 hours of sleep for infants 4 to 12 months of age.
  • 11 to 14 hours of sleep for toddlers 1 to 2 years of age
  • 10 to 13 hours of sleep for young children 3 to 5 years of age.
  • 11 hours of sleep for children 6 to 13 years of age.
  • 10 hours of sleep for teens.
  • 9 hours of sleep for adults upto age 64.7 to 8 hours of sleep for 65 above ages.

Myth 10 – Supplements will help you grow taller.

Truth – Growth pills will make you grow taller.

Pills may help you to grow height if it is doctor recommend only, but not so sure.

With nutrition and exercises, height will grow without any doubt, but with supplements, you may grow taller or not, But if you take grow taller supplements also try to use supplements with caution only and with essential vitamins, minerals and proper diet

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Few Words

Height is mainly depends on genetics, but if your child take proper nutrition from childhood it can help to maximize your height.

And most of the people won’t grow height after 18 until and unless if you follow proper  diet and exercises.

Dont try to be unhappy with ur height, focus on ur self improvement and strength which may move your focus from height.

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