Does cycling increase height?

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Currently, there are many lists of exercises to increase height, and cycling is one method included in that list. Cycling is not only an eco-friendly means of transport, but it is also a great way to keep yourself healthy. Cycling is in fact an effective way to increase height if you are still in your growing age, i.e. from childhood to puberty. Let's learn more about this effect of cycling in the article below.

1. Is it possible to increase your height after 18 years old?

Many people are not satisfied with their height, so they look for ways to increase their height, especially after they have passed the age of 18. Some people think that if they improve their nutrition in their meals. or do special exercises that can increase their height even when they are adults.
Before discussing whether it is possible to change your height as an adult, it is important to consider what determines your height in the first place. The answer many people think of is heredity, but genetics is not the only factor that affects a person's height. Studying twins is one way that scientists determine how genetics affect body height. Overall, height in twins is highly correlated. This means that if one of the twins is tall, the other is likely to be similarly tall.
Based on studies of twins, it is estimated that 60–80% of the difference in height between people is due to genetics. The remaining 20-40% is due to environmental factors such as nutrition. Height trends around the world have helped scientists demonstrate the importance of nutrition and lifestyle factors. A large-scale study with about 18.6 million participants reported changes in height over the last century. Research shows that in many countries average adult height has increased in 1996 compared with 1896. Improved nutritional intake in these countries may be responsible for the change in height. high.
For most, height will not increase or increase very little after the age of 18. Even with a healthy diet, most people's height won't increase after the age of 18 to 20. The reason our height stops growing once we reach this age is because of the bones. , namely the growth plates of the body. Growth plates, also called epigenetic discs, are specialized areas of cartilage near the ends of long bones. The increase in body height is mainly due to the lengthening of our long bones, when the growth plates are still active or "open".
Tăng chiều cao
Đối với hầu hết mọi người, chiều cao sẽ không tăng hoặc tăng rất ít sau 18 tuổi
Near the end of puberty, hormonal changes cause growth plates to harden or “close” and bone lengthening to stop. Growth levels close around age 16 in women and somewhere between the ages of 14 and 19 in men. Although the actual growth of long bones won't take place in most adults, some small daily changes in a person's height are still present. The cause of this variation throughout the day is due to the slight compression of the discs in our spine. Daily activities affect cartilage and fluid in the spine and cause a slight decrease in height from day to day. This height loss during the day can be up to about 1.5 cm.
Some studies have shown that the height of the discs in our spine may continue to increase through adulthood, but the impact on overall height is minimal.

2. Does cycling increase height?

The findings that regularly cycling can make us taller began when it was revealed that the different cycling positions between Dutch and Germans when they rode their bikes led to health problems. difference in height between the two groups.
There are many people who think that this conclusion is not scientific at all. However, many studies have shown that increasing height for regular cyclists is due to cycling that can stretch our knee, hip and ankle joints. This alone has contributed to the length of the legs in one way or another.
In addition, one of the attractions of living organisms is their ability to develop traits to face challenges and adapt to the different living conditions they are exposed to as they constantly growth and development. Likewise, when your foot has to stretch out to touch the pedal after the saddle is raised, your body gets a message that it doesn't matter if your foot can touch the pedal. Since each person's legs have to adapt to the changing environment over time, this will help them to lengthen significantly, and eventually regular cyclists will increase in height. These are all scientific explanations.
But don't get too excited either. Since acclimatization is a process, the initial increase in our leg length won't happen if we haven't been cycling for more than 4 months as it will take some time for the body to adapt. This adaptation also depends on many other factors such as nutrition, growth hormone (GH) production, sleep and living conditions. Therefore, if a person wants to get taller by cycling after only a week or two, they will likely get frustrated very quickly.
Cycling with an elevated saddle also lengthens our leg muscles by stretching the calf and thigh muscles. As a result, the shin bone has enough room to grow freely when pressure is applied to the leg. As our muscles stretch and contract, they pull on the bones to which they are attached, thus lengthening the leg.
Đạp xe
Đạp xe với yên xe được nâng cao cũng giúp kéo dài cơ chân của chúng ta bằng cách kéo căng cơ bắp chân và bắp đùi

3. How to ride a bike to grow taller

An indoor or outdoor bike for cycling is required to lengthen your legs during your growing body years. Among other factors, success in adopting this approach will depend on the type of bicycle we use. Unlike a regular indoor bike, an outdoor bike will be effective because it offers a certain degree of difficulty while pedaling. The next thing to do after having a bike is to raise the saddle about a quarter or a half centimeter higher than we can comfortably ride.
Most indoor bikes have a short stem, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to adjust the saddle to the desired height for a cycling workout.
The bike will have to be stationary for the leg lengthening effect. If we're on a budget and can't afford a stationary bike, we don't need to go to the gym as long as we have an outdoor bike. By purchasing a bike rack, we can customize our outdoor bike to make it stand still. Be aware of compatibility issues and make sure the bike rack is right for your bike.
Cycling for the purpose of increasing height is not difficult but also not as easy as we think. The basic challenge is getting used to sitting in an elevated saddle, but this can also be overcome once we've been practicing for a while. As a beginner, you may want to raise the chair a few inches. But after reaching the desired height, you can raise the saddle a few centimeters more. On average, it takes about four months to grow about 1.5cm because bones tend to take an average of two to four months to adapt to the changes. In addition, pay attention to how to stretch your legs when cycling. Try to pedal or pedal with the instep of your foot to make sure your leg is fully extended. Do not perform this exercise during a rush cycling cycle. Although it sounds boring at first, we can completely put on headphones and listen to some fun music while mindlessly focusing on how to stretch our legs. Another habit can yield similar results.
Đạp xe
Đạp xe với mục đích làm tăng chiều cao không khó nhưng cũng không dễ như chúng ta tưởng
During the performance of this exercise, we may occasionally feel a slight stinging pain around the knee and shin bone, especially during the day. Don't panic because it's a sign that the bones are growing. The first one-half inch increase in height may be insignificant for some people. Maybe some of your friends will raise their eyebrows when you tell them about this result to them, however it is an achievement for you personally and before you know it, all of your hard work. you will be rewarded when your height increases by a few centimeters.
How much height can I increase by cycling? That must be the question many people ask when doing cycling exercises to increase height. Yes, results may vary from person to person. Besides, it also depends on many factors such as genes, nutrition or cycling time of each person. On average, cycling can lengthen the shin bones by 1.5 to 4 cm.
During your search for methods to increase height, you must have encountered many different lists of height increase exercises and cycling, if you pay attention, will never make it to the list. that book. Cycling is not only an eco-friendly means of transport, but it is also a great way to keep yourself healthy. As a type of vigorous activity, cycling burns calories very quickly. Although often overlooked by people who are looking for ways to increase height, cycling is in fact an effective way to increase height if you are still in the growing age. However, that's no ordinary cycling we're talking about; You will need to make some changes to the usual way and some other techniques so that cycling can lengthen your legs and ultimately increase your height.
Hope the above information has provided you with more options and answers to whether cycling increases height. Wish you always have a healthy diet, exercise regimen and improve your work productivity and improve your life.

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References: healthline.com, mybikexl.com, howtogrowtaller.com
This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.

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