How to grow taller, according to Elle

If you’re a woman and you’ve ever felt like you’re shrinking, Elle magazine has a great article on posture for you. A writer for Elle spends 3 months exploring ways to improve her posture and regain the 1/4 inch she’s lost as a result of persistent slouching.

“You have lousy posture,” a guy I’d been dating tells me after we break up. The arrow strikes, and it hurts. Then, adding insult to injury, I get measured at a routine doctor’s appointment, only to learn I’ve lost a quarter of an inch over the past few years. I can’t be shrinking, according to the doc—I’m too healthy, so I must be slouching. And at 5’2”, I can’t afford to lose a millimeter.

Check out the rest of the three month posture improvement sage here. It’s more proof that with the right effort (the right exercises and the right kind of bodywork), you can change your posture.


About the Author

Matt Hsu is a trainer and orthopedic massage therapist. He fought a long battle with chronic pain all over his body and won. He blends the principles he learned in his journey, empirical observations with clients, and relevant research to help others get their lives back.