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How to Grow Taller After 21 Many people have the question of how to grow taller after 21.

It is possible to add to your height past the age of 21, but much of the likelihood of this will d epend on your genetics or your environment. Some people are bothered by the fact that they are shorter. It is widely believe d that by the age of 21 it is not possible to gain additional height, and you mu st make do with whatever amount of growth your body has already managed, but thi s is not necessarily true. In some cases it is possible to add to your height af ter you have reached the age of 21, both naturally and with a doctor's assistanc e. Can You Grow Taller After the Age of 21? There are two main factors that determine how tall you will grow. A majority, 60 -80 percent, of your height is determined by your genetics while 20-40 percent o f your height is determined by your environment. Nutrition is the largest contri butor in your environment that contributes to your height. Genetic Contribution Within genetic contributions, there is a great deal of variation that needs to b e considered when evaluating height. In most cases, men are taller than women. T here is also a great deal of variety between different ethnic groups which will play a factor in how tall a person is likely to become. Parental height also pla ys a large factor in how tall a person is likely to become. Of course, recessive height genes can also play a factor in the height of children so this is not a foolproof standard for how tall a child is likely to become. Environment Contribution Four to five centimeters of height can be determined by wing phase. The body requires certain nutrients such as n D and others to produce the muscle and bone necessary ch its maximum height. Girls usually have this spurt in ys go through this change a few years later. nutrition during the gro protein, calcium, vitami to allow the body to rea their mid-teens while bo

Do I Stop Growing? There is no specific set age where growing will stop, but rather growing will st op when the growth plates located in areas such as the knees or wrists around th e bones close. Growth hormones trigger these plates and cause them to start prod ucing additional structure at regular intervals as the body develops. Around age 21 the production of this hormone slows down and will eventually stop, causing the growth plates to close. How to Grow Taller If your growth plates have not yet closed, you can stimulate the growth hormones in your body to gain more height. Rest Well One of the best ways to do this naturally is to get more sleep, which helps faci litate the proper conditions for growing. Taking hot showers and getting a lot o f exercise can also create the conditions which can help you develop these hormo nes. In some cases, doctors can also supply you with growth hormone treatments t hat can be taken to help stimulate growth if it is appropriate. Healthy Eating Habits Eating on a regular schedule and getting the proper nutrients into your system i s essential to allowing your body to add healthy mass. Eat foods rich in calcium , vitamin D, protein, and zinc so that your body has everything it needs to buil d more bone and muscle. You may also want to add additional vitamin C to your di et to boost your immune system as some illnesses can diminish your height. You w

ill also need to avoid smoking or drinking alcohol as these substances can also diminish your height. Keep Good Posture Gaining height after the growth plates have been closed is more difficult, but s till possible. Practicing good posture can help maximize the height you have so you look taller and leaner. In some cases, performing spine stretching exercises can also help you gain an additional inch or two of height if practiced regular ly. Surgery In some cases, surgical procedures can be done to help add length to the legs to make you taller. These procedures are performed by breaking the legs and stretc hing them apart, forcing the body to create more bone when they heal. Sometimes, bolts are also added to the bones to help maintain this new size with the right amount of support. These procedures can be quite labor intensive and are only r ecommended to those who have serious difficulties stemming from their short stat ure. Status Shoes While this is not a permanent solution, people can wear "status shoes" to add he ight to their appearance. These shoes contain lifts with large insoles that add extra height without making it obvious. Sometimes this footwear can add 1-3 inch es of height to the wearer.