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A 20-year-old male asked:

i'm kalyan 21yrs by this nov12.i'm just 5'7.i want to increase "will kicking, stretching exercises, inversion exercise, hanging, jumping increase my heigh?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not Really: If i understand your question, you want to be taller. Exercise can increase your health. Stretching and yoga can help improve your posture and you will seem taller but there is little in the way of exercise to make you taller. Your a normal height but if it is very different from your family, consider seeing a doctor. Otherwise relax and know your a normal height.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
No: I know of nothing that will increase your height. Very rarely people do grow a bit in height after 21, but over 99% of the time one has stopped growing by age 21 & i know of nothing that will change that.While not as tall as average (average height in the us for caucasians is about 5'10", but 5'7" for hispanics) you are not unusually short. Given this is unlikely to change, it is wise to accept it.

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