HEALTH BODY IMAGE 30 best exercises to increase height

30 best exercises to increase height

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Everyone loves to be tall and beautiful, isn’t it?

You must be thinking – can I increase my height naturally without taking any medicines, right? The answer is yes; you can increase your height with the help of height gain exercises

Height plays an important role in our life and also in most of the professions. That is the reason people always want to increase their height and look great and confident. 

How do height increasing exercises help?

How do height increasing exercises help
How do height increasing exercises help
  • Height increasing exercises help in strengthening and toning the muscles.
  • These exercises for height gain help the body in releasing growth hormones which in turn helps in adding a few inches to your height. 
  • Along with exercises, one needs to include a healthy diet.

To get the best results, the exercise/stretches to increase height have to be done on a regular basis.

Exercises to increase height

Below enumerated are the best 30 stretching exercises to increase height in a faster way. Let’s get started!

1. Cobra stretching exercise

Cobra stretching exercise
Cobra stretching exercise
  • Cobra stretching exercise elongates the shoulder, chest, and abdomen (upper body).
  • It helps in releasing stress from neck muscles, shoulder muscles and spine muscles.
  • It also helps in strengthening the muscles. 

Method

  • Lie down on the flat surface (floor) facing downward.
  • Palms should be placed on the floor. (Palms should be under your shoulder).
  • Lift your face while arching the spine back. (Arch back as much as possible).

2. Jogging

Jogging
Jogging

Jogging is one of the best exercises which work like wonders if you want to increase your height. It helps in making your legs longer and stronger.

3. Swimming

Swimming
Swimming
  • Swimming helps in increasing the height in a natural way.
  • It is a full-body work out which helps in stimulating the cells within.
  • It helps in strengthening the muscles.

You must be thinking, which style of swimming right?

“It is breaststroke style”.

4. Hanging on a bar

Hanging on a bar
Hanging on a bar
  • Hanging on a bar stretches the spine because of the lower body weight and hence helps in increasing the height.

5. Plank exercise

Plank exercise
Plank exercise
  • This exercise helps in elongating your spine and helps in improving your height.

6. Forearm side plank exercise 

Forearm side plank exercise
Forearm side plank exercise
  • The forearm side plank is the best exercise to stretch your leg muscles.
  • This core exercise helps in achieving longer and slimmer legs.

7. Pelvic shift

Pelvic shift
Pelvic shift

Method:

  • Start pelvic shift exercise by lying on your back in a plane surface (Floor).
  • Place shoulders and arms on the floor.
  • Bend both the knees and get your feet close to your buttocks.
  • Lift your pelvic in an upward direction.

Also Read: Tips for how to get a bigger butt

8. Hopping using single leg

Hopping using single leg
Hopping using single leg
  • Hop on one leg for around 10 times and repeat the same on other legs.

This simple exercise helps in releasing growth hormone.

9. Reverse tabletop pose

Reverse tabletop pose
Reverse tabletop pose
  • This is one of the most effective exercises to increase your height.

10. Pilates rollover

Pilates rollover
Pilates rollover
  • This exercise stretches the spine and neck and thus helps in adding a few inches.

11. Forward spine stretch (Seated forward bend pose / seated toe touch)

Forward spine stretch (Seated forward bend pose  seated toe touch)
Forward spine stretch

Method

  • Sit up straight by extending your legs.
  • Raise both your hand up.
  • Bend forward and try to touch the toes.
  • Repeat.

12. Triangle pose (Trikonasana)

Triangle pose (Trikonasana)
Triangle pose (Trikonasana)
  • This exercise works wonders in adding a few inches to your height.

Method

  • Stand straight and keep your legs apart.
  • The position of the right foot should be 90 degrees and the left should be 15 degrees.
  • Bend your body towards left. Raise your right hand up in the air; simultaneously bring your left hand down and try touching your ankle.
  • Try keeping both your arms in a straight line.
  • Repeat it on both sides.

13. Cat – cow stretch

Cat – cow stretch
Cat – cow stretch

Method

  • Place both the hands and knees on the floor.
  • Inhale while you are flexing your spine down.
  • Put your head down and bring up your spine into an arched position. While doing so, exhale.

14. Low lunge pose

Low lunge pose
Low lunge pose
  • Arching the upper body is the best exercise to increase your height.
  • This pose stretches the back and abdominal muscles.

15. Surya namaskar

Surya namaskar
Surya namaskar
  • This exercise is one of the best gifts from yoga.
  • Hit has many benefits; it also helps in promoting your height.

16. Standing forward bend pose (Standing toe touch)

Standing forward bend pose (Standing toe touch)
Standing forward bend pose (Standing toe touch)

Method

  • Stand straight by keeping your legs close.
  • Bring your hand up.
  • Bend down forward and try to touch the floor.
  • Don’t bend your knees.
  • Repeat. 

17. Bird dog exercise

Bird dog exercise
Bird dog exercise
  • This core exercise stretches almost all the muscles and helps in improving your height.

18. Spot jump

Spot jump
Spot jump

Method

  • Stand straight and keep your legs apart.
  • Bend your knees slightly.
  • Jump by raising your hands up.
  • Repeat.

19. Bending forward by keeping hands on the head

Bending forward by keeping hands on the head
Bending forward by keeping hands on the head

Method

  • Stand straight by keeping your legs apart.
  • Bring both your hands bend the head or neck.
  • Bend forward as much as possible.
  • Avoid bending your knees.
  • Repeat.

20. Side bending pose

Side bending pose
Side bending pose

Method

  • Stand straight by keeping your legs apart.
  • Bring both the hands up in the air. Keep them straight.
  • Bend on one side.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Jump squats:

Jumping exercises are best for increasing your height. It stretches and strengthens the leg muscles.

21. Swimming on dry land

Swimming on dry land
Swimming on dry land
  • Dryland swimming is the best stretching exercise to add few inches to your height. 
  • This exercise is for those who are scared of water or doesn’t know swimming.

22. Downward dog pose (Downhill pose)

Downward dog pose (Downhill pose)
Downward dog pose (Downhill pose)
  • The downhill pose is widely followed exercise to increase height.

23. Skipping

Skipping
Skipping
  • Skipping is the best exercise to increase height.

24. Basketball

Basketball
Basketball
  • Playing basketball helps in muscle growth.
  • It stretches almost all the muscles and helps in increasing the height.

25. Toe lifting exercise

Toe lifting exercise
Toe lifting exercise
  • Keep your back and leg straight and stand on your toes.
  • If you need support, stand against a wall.
  • This exercise gives the best results.

26. Extended puppy pose

Extended puppy pose
Extended puppy pose
  • This pose helps in stretches your spine and leg muscles and hence helps your bones to grow longer.

27. Legs up the wall pose

Legs up the wall pose
Legs up the wall pose
  • This exercise helps in stretching the muscles present in the back of the neck, front torso, and back of the legs.

28. High leg kicks

High leg kicks
High leg kicks
  • This exercise helps in stretching the leg muscles and helps in having longer and beautifully toned legs.

29. Cycling

  • Cycling stretches the leg muscles and helps in increases your height by few inches.

30. Ankle weight

Ankle weight
Ankle weight
  • Ankle weight helps in gaining height. 
  • You just have to tie the weight around your ankle while exercising (Make sure about the weight your ankle can handle).
  • You can use ankle weight while jogging, running or while performing hanging exercises. 

Practice the above-mentioned exercises for height gain on a regular basis and add a few inches to your height and look great and confident. 

Good luck!

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