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Are you desperate to look taller

Posted by Mr. Hachis | On: Feb 17 2012

Are you desperate to look taller? Have all the methods you've tried failed? Don't be discouraged. There are several fashion mistakes out there that actually make you look shorter. Many people don't realize it at all! However, you'll learn how to look taller by the end of this article.

Before we go into fashion, however, let's talk a bit about bone health. Many people don't know that your bone health greatly affects how tall you are. It is very important that you exercise regularly and have a good diet throughout your life, or you may find yourself even shorter than before.

How is this possible? When we are first born, much of our skeleton is made up of cartilage, rather than solid bone. As we grow, this cartilage warps and hardens to form adult bones. When we are in puberty, cartilage growth plates on the ends of our long bones are what contributes to our growth spurts.

By having a poor diet during these vital years, you can actually stunt your growth. This is why you must have a diet rich in protein, calcium, calories, and amino acids, as well as other important nutrients, to ensure that your body grows as much as it possibly can. During puberty, your is a powerhouse of important changes, and it's good to do as much as you possibly can to help it along.

As we grow older, poor diet and a lack of exercise makes our bones weaker. This makes them more prone to breaking. Worse still, low calcium levels can result in our bones actually shrinking as our bodies draw calcium from our bones in a desperate attempt to make more. Keeping a good diet will keep your bones healthy and strong and prevent this from happening.

Exercise, in the meantime, is also important in how to look taller. When you are slim and muscular, it's easier to look taller. Heavyset frames tend to look even shorter still.

If you want to look taller, let's discuss clothing. Wearing darker, solid colors is good for looking taller, as it blurs your waistline. In contrast, wearing dark pants with a white shirt actually draws attention to your middle. Additionally, wearing pinstripes is wonderful for looking taller. Even wearing vertically striped stockings can be very helpful in making your legs look longer.

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