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exercise to increase height for boys

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Good diet: Taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is important. Also getting regular exe ... Read More
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
No: Body height is determined by genetics, hormonal influences, and dietary intake (calcium, vitamin d, and protein) during childhood and adolescence. Onc ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
No: You may improve your height if you improve your posture though. For this, focus on core exercises and posterior chain execises(think upper back) that ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sorry, but no.: Height is genetically predetermined and multifactorial in its expression, but there's no exercise to specifically increase your height.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
These activities : Will help you to reach your potential regarding height. However, height is largely determined by genetics. You can not cause yourself to grow beyond y ... Read More
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It's not likely: At 32 years old, your growth plates are long closed. All of your growth (height) has already occurred.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: Some kids continue to grow taller into their late teens or rarely early twenties but only when their bone maturity lags behind their age. If the growt ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Get bone age study: If your bone age xray shows that your bones are fused, then you're not going to get taller, at least not w/o ilizarov procedure (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.N ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on bone age: The potential growth depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth occurs and an active open grow ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. DeWayde Perry
25 years experience Integrative Medicine
Can not: Unfortunately, you cannot increase your height by exercising.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on bone age: The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth o ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: Out height is determined genetically. Once you are done growing; you can't get any taller.
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A 11-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: This has been answered recently. Growth hormone release spikes in sleep and has nothing to do with exercise. Exercise is good for the body and does h ... Read More
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