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Can You Really Grow Taller By Stretching
Temporary: The growth plates of the long bones will determine the final stature of anyone. When they have closed(after puberty), you are at your final height. Any stretching may straighten the vertebrae, briefly adding height,but as gravity exerts its normal effect, you return to normal posture and settled height,with some natural curving in the neck and back. ...Read more
Can streching help grow taller at 14 for girls. I look at the wiki how and they say it can help grow taller. And eating calcium can help grow tall too?
Not really...: There is usually some growth in girls at age 14 years. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase the final height. Stand up straight! ...Read more
33 YO w/herniated discs.Can I grow taller by seeing chiropractor? Know you feel taller by improving posture but can he make me permanently grow 3 inch
Growth complete: At 33, your growth is complete. Spinal manipulation will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
Is it possible to grow after you've stopped by improving posture and doing certain exercises like the books on how to grow taller say?
No: Once the growth plates are fused, then growing has stopped for good. ...Read more
Do inversion tables make you taller by decompressing your spine and stretching out your knees, albeit temporarily? If used it daily would i be taller?
Is your height totally determined by genes or can you perform exercises or eat certain foods to help make you grow taller?
Mostly genes: Nutrition is rarely a factor unless you are nutritionally deficient. Males are expected to reach the average of both parents height plus 5 cm while females reach the average less 5 cm. There are no exercises or special foods to make you grow taller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liftinf weights makes you grow because you are strengthening your bones and muscles, but until what age do u actually stop growing if you lift weights?
Muscle can always gr: Lifting weights stimulates your body to adapt to stress by making muscle and bone thicker and stronger, but does not make bones grow longer. Bone growth to make you taller stops about when you need to start shaving. Muscles can always grow as long as you do resistive exercises and eat adequate protein. Height increase has no relation to lifting weights. ...Read more
Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?
Is there anyway stretching or sitting cross legged can permanently make one grow taller? How about stretching from chiropractors manipulations? I'm 40
No: At 40 you are as tall as you will ever be. No diet,drug,stretch or manipulation can change that.If you have a year + to burn & lots of spare cash you could go outside the US to find a special treatment. They surgically break your upper legs & place you in specialized frames that can stretch you a few inches while the bones heal. There is no guarantee & the procedure is not approved in the US ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No and no: If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way become taller. ...Read more
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