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Will exercise help a child grow up to be taller?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
: Height is determined by genetic factors, good health and adequate nutrition. Teaching your child healthy habits such as regular exercise and good nutrition will help your child reach his or her maximum genetic potential. Exercise alone, cannot make your child become taller than his or her potential. Not surprisingly, children usually grow in manners similar to their parents.
Answered on Oct 19, 2015

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