There are certain ways that can make you look taller than your actual height. When you try to look taller you trick your brain into thinking your body is growing and your body starts to produce human growth hormone (HGH). It is very important that you follow these steps to make yourself look taller.
Posture is the most important part of your growth. If you maintain a good posture you will eventually increase your height. Likewise, bad posture can also make you look shorter in height. Good posture not only provides physical but there are also psychological benefits to it. It is a very important component for a healthier backside and height increase. Good posture helps you maximize your height not just because you are sitting and standing tall rather than slouching and slumping, but for other structural and physiological reasons as well.
Your pelvis acts as a lever and directly influences your posture and stature. There is a condition termed a Milted Pelvis, where your pelvis is carried too far forward. This condition directly robs you of extra height. It is generally the result of a person with a lack of stomach muscles and who usually has a large stomach.
Over time, gravity will take a toll on the body. You will see that you are taller at the start of the day and shorter at night. That is because gravity pulls you toward the ground and causes spinal disc degeneration, and muscle loss, and forces the body to slump or slouch. By maintaining proper postural alignment you can significantly reduce the adverse effects of aging as well as promote growth.
By consciously trying to stand straight and walk tall at all times, you can start to improve your posture and strengthen the relevant muscles to relieve unnecessary stress and compression on your discs. As a result, your height is maximized.
Maintain Good Standing Posture
While standing, make sure you maintain a good posture. Not only it will make you look tall but it will also relieve pressure from your spinal disc. A great way to improve your posture is by leaning against a wall while standing straight.
Keep your head, shoulder blades, buttocks, and heels in contact with the wall. At the same time, use your muscles to pull back your neck, waist, and knees to minimize the space between your body and the wall. There should be only slight gaps.
While standing rest one of your feet on a low stool or box. Having one leg higher than the other straightens the spinal disk of the back and relieves a swayback tendency. Also, if you are carrying a heavy load, shift the weight from one side to the other to reduce stress and strain on just one side of the body and also to inhibit any tendency of scoliosis.
Furthermore, avoid wearing shoes with heel lifts. In the long run, these shoes reduce your height as heels tend to tilt your pelvis forward and create an exaggerated curvature of the lower back that reduces the height. It also puts pressure on your discs and strains your lower back.
Improving Your Sitting Posture
Sitting in a chair leaning forward can change your posture and bend your spinal cord. It is important that you sit in a chair that has high back support for you to lean and it is firm. Sit in a chair that allows your knees to be slightly higher than your hips, while your feet stay flat on the floor.
You may place a stool or box under your feet to achieve the correct position. Try to avoid sitting in soft chairs or sofas. If you do not have a choice, support your lower back with a small pillow. Don’t keep sitting continuously. Make sure to get up, stretch, and move around for approximately 25 minutes or so.
Good Sleeping Posture
Sleeping is very important in improving your posture. Sleeping on a firm mattress can help you get your posture right and increase your stature. The best position to sleep is to lie flat on your back with a small pillow supporting your neck or one or two pillows under your knees.
This balanced position lengthens and relaxes the back muscles. Do not use a pillow for your head for at least one month. Also, do not sleep lying flat on your back with your legs straight. It promotes back spasms and increases swayback posture.
Lifting & Bending
When lifting an object, keep your back straight as you bend your knees and lower yourself to pick up the object. Avoid bending from the waist with straight legs. Place your feet wide apart, one foot slightly ahead of the other, for balance and support.
Make sure you don’t twist your back when lifting heavy stuff. When lifting any object keep them as close to your body as possible. It will lower the strain there is on the back discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons
Changing Appearance To Look Taller
Changing your appearance can not only manipulate how you look but also can make you look taller. If chosen carefully your attire can do a lot to your physical structure. You can look thinner or appear taller by wearing the right dress or by changing your looks. Here are some basic tips to make you appear taller.
Your hairstyle can totally change the way you look. It can be very impactful if done correctly. Hairstyles can sometimes create an illusion to make your face appear different or even make you look taller. In order to appear taller, a hairstyle should be thin at the sides and higher up top, which can make you appear as much as an inch taller. Do not have any wide hairstyles. Also, a bald head can make a person appear shorter.
Your clothes can also help you appear taller and give you that impressionable look. Some clothes can also make you look shorter in stature. Avoid wearing clothes with horizontal lines and clothes that have a tartan or checked pattern. Wear clothes with vertical lines or striping. Vertical lines or stripping make a person appear thinner, and thinness, in turn, gives an impression of more height.
Avoid wearing sharply contrasting clothes and pants together, these will easily expose the real length of your legs and make you look shorter. Try wearing cuffless pants to make the legs look longer. You can also wear a coat or jacket that is of the perfect length. They should end where the buttocks meet the legs.