Your job. If height increase is a priority in your life then getting a job which make you stretch and reach to carry out your daily tasks is important. Any repetitive action which makes you stand on tip toes to reach will help. Window cleaning, window dressing, house decorating/painting, shelf stacking and fruit picking are good examples. Find a job that means you have to reach all day long!
Spectacles. Wearing a small pair of loose fitting spectacles will make you lift your head to see through them, this will ensure your head is held up high all the time helping to keep a tall posture.
Weightlifting. A daily weightlifting exercise will keep your bones stronger and less likely to compact. Resistance training will keep leg and spine bones solid and maintain elasticity in cartilage between the bones. This will help in restoring cartilage size as you sleep making you slightly taller on waking.
Swimming. This exercise makes you stretch with each stroke and elongates your posture too. Slow breaststroke reaching as far as possible with your arms is good.
Defy Gravity. The weight of gravity does not help you get taller as it's pressing you down all the time! The more time you spend in less gravity the better, being up high mountains and more so, flying in airplanes will be helpful.
Caught in the hype
When young people are unhappy with how tall they are, often they want to wear high heels of find a way to grow taller believing this will make them more popular.
Both TV and printed media does a great job of portraying people as being perfect in looks weight and height, this is often edited in some way. How many times have you heard someone say: he looks smaller in real life, or she seems fatter than in the magazines or newspapers..
The media has a keen interest to make celebrities look nice and attractive as this helps sell more papers or more viewing on TV. As you've heard before don't believe the hype. All forms or media relay celebrities in a rose coloured guise. If you where quite happy with how tall you were in the past think about what has happened to make you want to gain height.
Trying to impress other or copy your peers. Different people are different shapes, heights and sizes. If you are anxious about how other people see you or you need to be taller to fulfill a particular role or job position, then you have just reason to try to grow taller. Please choose the natural choice for you and don't let yourself be influenced by others. Don't let bullies make the choice for you!
Many of the people on TV and models in magazines are usually tall and thin. This can make anyone especially younger adults and teens worry about their height believing they should be as tall as the Pop stars and film actors they see.
In these times when much of our culture is lead by the media, there is a lot of pressure to be attractive and conform to a certain height and shape.