Another important point to keep in mind, particularly in this area, is to make an attempt to lose weight. When a man or woman is on the shorter side, even a little amount of extra weight can make her/him look plump and therefore, shorter than she/he already is. Further, the weight also affects your posture, which is why knocking it off is a good idea. Irrespective of whether you want to look taller or not, losing weight is imperative to good health. Do it anyway and you will benefit in more ways than one.