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Doctor insights on: Can You Really Grow Taller By Stretching

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Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

No,: after puberty the growth plates of the bones are fused and have no more potential to grow significantly in length. ...Read more

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Is stretching exercise really can grow taller?

Is stretching exercise really can grow taller?

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

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Can stretching and exercise help me grow taller?

Can stretching and exercise help me grow taller?

No, but: Height is how you carry yourself, proper posture, wearing the right clothes for your body habitus. Stand straight, hold your head square, don't slump, look confident, shoulders back, head a bit back (almost like trying to make a double chin): you'll look taller, tougher, send a message to that oncoming intruder that says 'don't mess with me'. Yes, stretch away. Perception is everything. ...Read more

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Can exercising and stretching help you grow taller in your teenage years?

Can exercising and stretching help you grow taller in your teenage years?

Not really: Certain types of stretching can make small (but very temporary) changes to measured height -but no it won't make you grow taller. Good posture may also improve perceived height. Exercise, stretching and good posture all good things even if they don't make you taller. ...Read more

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Will stretching for 15 mins in total 10-12 times a day along with hanging from bar for 30 mins and skipping for 30 mins help me grow taller ? I'm 20.

Will stretching for 15 mins in total 10-12 times a day along with hanging from bar for 30 mins and skipping for 30 mins help me grow taller ? I'm 20.

Height: Your height is determined by your genes. You can't change it unless severely malnourished as a child but nothing you can do at your age. ...Read more

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Stretching exercise plans. Is there any way the exercises will make me grow taller?

Stretching exercise plans.  Is there any way the exercises will make me grow taller?

No, but: Height is how you carry yourself: proper posture, wearing right clothes for you, standing straight, holding head square, looking confident, shoulders back, head a bit back (doible chin-like). You'll look taller, tougher (send message to aggressor: 'don't mess with me'). Yes, stretch away. Perception is everything. (we all have potential for good or evil; turn the virtual good into the real you-:). ...Read more

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What are the best ways to grow taller at 16 and if you put stretching please list examples of what stretches?

What are the best ways to grow taller at 16 and if you put stretching please list examples of what stretches?

Nothing special: Genetics and the growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open (xray), a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth.There are no special diets, meds or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more

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Does stretching and cycling really help trigger growth hormones to grow taller?

Does stretching and cycling really help trigger growth hormones to grow taller?

Pipe dream: At a listed age of 38, there is no diet, exercise, stretch, drug or simple treatment that will increase your height. ...Read more

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Is there anyway stretching or sitting cross legged can permanently make one grow taller? How about stretching from chiropractors manipulations? I'm 40

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 more

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Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Recent studies have found from doctors that you can grow taller after puberty  with the stretching of the spine, what do u doctors think?

Improved posture : Working on posture can make someone look taller, but it can't actually make someone anatomically taller. Growth has to happen for height to increase. Growth plates in bone are fused by late teens by pubertal hormones which is when growth stops. Any effect from spine stretching would be postural. Please be careful about spine manipulation because of potential risk of injury. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old i hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that make taller it will help?

I am 17 years old i hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that  make taller it will help?

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 posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. ...Read more

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If you stretch more does it help you grow taller?

No: Sorry but there is no evidence to suggest that this works. Apparently this is a common misunderstanding, as i recently had someone ask me this in my office. Stretching does not affect skeletal growth and ultimate stature. ...Read more

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Does streching help grow taller at 15 for girls?

Does streching help grow taller at 15 for girls?

No,no: At fifteen, growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special workouts, stretching or supplements will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can i grow taller by hanging upside down with rope tied on my ankle just like how african neck rings stretch necks? I'm not concerned about injuries

Can i grow taller by hanging upside down with rope tied on my ankle just like how african neck rings stretch necks? I'm not concerned about injuries

Nope, won't work: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the way your legs grow through growth plates within the ends of the shafts of the bones make it so your proposed method would not work. You can't stretch out those growth plates to make yourself taller, and the bone that is already there won't stretch - its like trying to stretch steel or wood - to rigid to be amenable to that. Accept what your height is. ...Read more

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Does calcium supplement with calcium D3 helps me to grow taller? Im 19 and also do stretch to grow taller..

No: At 19 your growth centers have likely closed and no further growth in stature is likely.Calcium supplements only help when you are deficient, but do not add stature that you would not get with a normal healthy diet. ...Read more

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If i stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will i grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

If i stretch everyday, do the cobra stretch other back stretches neck stretch and leg stretches will i grow taller? Also taking multivitamins

No: You can find out if you can grow taller by having a bone age study done. This takes an x-ray of your wrist/hand and evaluates the growth centers seen in the bones to come up with a Bone Age, or standardized reading of your bone maturity. If your bone age is adult & the growth centers have closed, nothing will help you grow taller. No diet, no hormones, no stretches. They are good for health. ...Read more

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Really desprate to grow taller. I really want to grow about 5inches more anyone know tips on making it happen and - how long will it take?

Really desprate to grow taller. I really want to grow about 5inches more anyone know tips on making it happen and - how long will it take?

Confusing question: The age listed on your demographic has you middle aged so if that is true you won't get taller.If you are younger and asking on someones account, it depends on genetic factors.A male is expected to reach the average of his parents height + 2.5 inches. There are no magic diets, exercise or drugs to make you taller than your genes permit. ...Read more

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Can you grow taller after 24?

Can you grow taller after 24?

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 growth centers of the long bones have fused, you cannot grow taller. A single x-ray of the wrist ; hand can yield a bone maturity.Most boys stop at 17. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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Could you grow taller after 18?

Could you grow taller after 18?

Unlikely to happen: At 18 the growth centers have likely closed so no more linear growth is expected.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth. A bone maturity more consistent with 14 would leave some room for growth. ...Read more

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What foods make you grow taller?

What foods 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 more

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What drinks make you grow taller?

What drinks make you grow taller?

Height: Is a result of genetics, good nutrition, exercise and there are no specific drinks to make you grow taller. ...Read more

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Can i still grow taller after 18?

Can i still grow taller after 18?

Puberty: Most males stop growing taller by around age 18 and for most girls it is around 16 to 17 years old. However, this varies – especially if the person entered puberty late. ...Read more

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How can you grow taller after 19?

How can you grow taller after 19?

Unlikely to happen: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers were open, a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth.Their are no special diet or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more