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How Often Should a Person Perform Exercise to Grow Taller?

author image Ursula Moon
Ursula Moon has been writing since 2001, specializing in health and fitness. She is a certified health and fitness consultant, business owner and professional dancer. Moon holds a Master of Arts from the University of California-Los Angeles' Department of World Arts and Culture and a bachelor's degree from the California Institute of the Arts in dance performance, production and choreography.
How Often Should a Person Perform Exercise to Grow Taller?
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Consistency and frequency are key to receive the many benefits that exercise offers. Exercise is most often a tool used to improve health, increase strength, endurance and improve your physical appearance. However certain types of exercise can also be used to promote growth when done on a regular and consistent basis and as part of a well-rounded diet and fitness lifestyle.

Exercises That Promote Growth

The impact that age and genetics play on your ability to grow can not be overlooked when considering the use of exercise to gain inches in height. However certain forms of exercise can enhance and promote slight to moderate growth and can be beneficial in promoting growth. The spine and exercises that stretch and strengthen the vertebrae and muscles of the spine are vital in promoting growth According to Gain Height, stretching is highly recommended simple and vital when considering exercises to promote growth. In addition aerobic and anaerobic exercises are also beneficial in increasing height. According to the Growing Taller Guide, aerobic and anaerobiy exercise such as cycling, sprinting or swimming "can have a huge impact on your body's production of growth hormones." Stretching, aerobic and anaerobic exercises are a natural and effective way to effectively enhance growth and height.

Aerobic And Anaerobic Exercises

Aerobic or cardio exercises, according to MayoClinic.com, should be done a minimum of 150 minutes a week, which is be broken down into five 30-minute exercise sessions per week. Anaerobic exercises such as strength and resistance training are recommended a minimum of twice a week. These exercises performed regularly and consistently render health and aesthetic benefits such as increasing height by keeping bones and muscles long and strong, and by promoting the production of growth hormones when performed in moderation and on a regular consistent basis.

Pilates And Yoga

Pilates and Yoga are centered on the lengthening and stretching of the body's muscles. In addition, the concentration on good posture, balance, proper body alignment and decompressing the spine are also focal points and significant factors in sustaining and increasing height. Pilates and Yoga are low-impact forms of exercise gentle to the joints and spine, and can be done daily to promote the lengthening and flexibility of the muscles and the spine.

Hanging Exercises

Hanging exercises are an extremely effective way in which to decompress the vertebrae of the spine. According to the Growing Taller Guide, gravity is a major factor in spinal compression and hanging exercises can increase height 1 to 2 inches and can be done daily as part of a regular exercise program. Poor posture and lifestyle activities and factors can also cause shrinkage overtime. Hanging exercises using an inversion table and a horizontal bar are all good choices to promote height increase.

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