The objective when exercising to grow taller is to raise your levels of hGH (human growth hormone). It is only when this growth hormone is present that you will grow. It’s a lack of it that would have initially caused your reduced height.
When you do the right exercice, grow taller is the result. What is the right exercise? Well there are lots to choose from, but whatever you choose (be it weight training, running, cycling, swimming etc), it needs to be done with total intensity.
Don’t spend hours exercising, just 10 to 15 minutes of all-out effort is all that is needed.
Break your exercise routine into small parts (like one set of deadlifts or one 100m sprint), take a rest (around five minutes to ensure it remains anaerobic), then repeat.
For most of us our bones stop growing in our early 20s because the growth plates in the ends of our bones ossify (turn to bone) and this stops them further lengthening. If this didn’t happen we would all be rather tall 🙂
There is no way that an adult who is 5 foot tall can grow to 6 foot tall through exercise, only surgery could achieve that. But it is quite possible to add a few inches to your height using (among other things) exercise.
When you do vigorous exercise your body will produce hGH as a result, and this directly prompts your body into new grow.
When you encourage the new body growth, your whole system grows including muscles, cartilage and bone. More muscle mass will help support your skeleton and if you include stretching exercises, this further helps the straightening and decompression of your spine (and is important for older people to encourage cartilage thickening). And just this straightening alone can add a couple of inches to your height.
If exercise and stretching become a regular part of your daily routine you’ll be encouraging your body growth, creating a permanently taller you.
But proper exercise is only one part of the total process, you will also need good nutrition and sufficient sleep. And there are lots of other ways to force your body into growth.