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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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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does swimming help to grow taller?

Does swimming help to grow taller?

No: I dont even know where you heard that information, but while swimming is great for exercise, it does nothing to increase height. ;) ...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 good food help kids grow taller?

Will good food help kids grow taller?

Good nutrition basic: While there are no special foods that make you grow taller, poor nutrition and dietary deficiencies can prevent a child from achieving their potential. ...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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What juice will aid in growing taller ? I want to grow taller

What juice will aid in growing taller ? I want to grow taller

Balanced nutrition: At sixteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, no juice will make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 16 you have a little left, if like 14 you have more. ...Read more

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What exercise can help my son to grow taller?

What exercise can help my son to grow taller?

Yes!: Exercise will increase secretion of growth hormone naturally. And if added height does not come, he will be more muscular in less likely to be obese! But genetic factors are much more important in determining height! ...Read more

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Will exercise help a child grow up to be taller?

Will exercise help a child grow up to be taller?

No: But exercise is, nonetheless, an extremely important part of a child's life and health. Height is determined by genetics and nutrition. Exercise can help a child be more healthy, more active, have more endurance, stand up straight, and feel well overall - all of those things are very important! ...Read more

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How to grow taller and stronger?

How to grow taller and stronger?

Different ways: Best way to be taller - be born with genes for being tall. Best ways to grow stronger - discuss with your doctor a nutrition and exercise program that will help you. ...Read more

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Could protein help you grow taller?

Could protein help you grow taller?

Balanced nutrition: The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle, proper rest and a healthy diet. Don't expect anyone to grow taller than their genetic potential.No special supplements add to potential growth.If you want to know how much longer a person has to grow, an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity. With this a doc can give you an estimate. ...Read more

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Does niacin help you grow taller?

Does niacin help you grow taller?

Not really: This vitamin has value in your overall health, but supplements would not add height to anyone. ...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 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 calcium supplements assist your training to grow taller?

Can calcium supplements assist your training to grow taller?

Unlikely: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches.You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.The only thing a calcium supplement might do is repace calcium in someone who is defficient. ...Read more

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Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

If the growth: plate is open yes you can . Supplemental hgh can let you increase the speed of getting there, but not the final height. The final height is predetermined by your genes. ...Read more

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Trying to grow taller at 15, what can help?

Trying to grow taller at 15, what can help?

Exercise, eat, sleep: 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 height. ...Read more

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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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What exercise can help my son to grow taller?

Yes!: Exercise will increase secretion of growth hormone naturally. And if added height does not come, he will be more muscular in less likely to be obese! But genetic factors are much more important in determining height! ...Read more

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My cousin 16 years old what exercise and habit can help.Him grow taller ?

My cousin 16 years old what exercise and habit can help.Him grow taller ?

Raising HGH by...: Most men stop growing around age 18 but occasionally some grow until age 21. Our height is mostly determined by genetics but taking measures to increase your production of growth hormone might help maximize your potential height.
See "http://www.thebodywellusa.com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels" for good information on measures that may help. ...Read more

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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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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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Can i still grow taller with the help of specific diet and exercise? 3 cms are enough for me. A week ago i turned 20. I'm a female.

Can i still grow taller with the help of specific diet and exercise? 3 cms are enough for me. A week ago i turned 20. I'm a female.

Unlikely to happen: At twenty your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity ; tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth. ...Read more

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How many times to exercise a week to grow taller? And should bread be avoided? ?

How many times to exercise a week to grow taller? And should bread be avoided? ?

Unlikely to grow: Not much exercise can do to help you get taller. Once your past about 18 your not going to see much more growth as your growth centers in your bones have closed. Height is more a genetic thing, and unfortunately exercise won't really help it along. ...Read more

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How grow taller up to to 2-4 inches in a short time? I have protein foods and at the same I exercise as well.

How grow taller up to to 2-4 inches in a short time? I have protein foods and at the same I exercise as well.

Unlikely...: According to your info, you are a 17 year old female. In women, the growth plates usually close within 2 years of the onset of menses. The major growth spurt occurs even before that time. At 17, no matter what you eat, you are likely not going to be getting any taller. ...Read more

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Im 22 years old. I want to grow taller. Is it possible? Want should i do to grow taller. Want type exercise should i do. Please help me.

Im 22 years old. I want to grow taller. Is it possible? Want should i do to grow taller. Want type exercise should i do. Please help me.

No more growth: You need to come to terms with the fact that you are not going to grow anymore. At 22, if you get maybe another 1/4 inch of growth, i'd be surprised. Your height is genetically determined, and your bones fuse by age 22, meaning no further growth is going to happen. There is no medication, hormone or other internet snake oil that is going to give you any more inches. Time to accept this is you! ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd i stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that i can grow 2 inches

Is it possible  to grow taller after puberty? I'm 23 year old nd i stopped growing at the age of 15.Is there any exercise so that i can grow 2 inches

Growing taller: Once your growth plates have closed off in your bones you will stop growing. There is not drug to change this. Growth hormone can only be used to increase height while the growth plates are still open. ...Read more

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If exercising increases growth hormone production, can it make you grow taller than if you didn't exercise?

If exercising increases growth hormone production, can it make you grow taller than if you didn't exercise?

Faulty assumption: Growth hormone usually surges in the midst of sleep, not after or because you exercise. Its production is complex & determined by an interplay of genetic and other hormonal elements but your assumption that exercise increases it is a myth. Your final height is expected to reach 1/2 your combined parental height + 2.5 inches. At 17 you are likely near your final height. ...Read more

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I'm 17 years old. I eat healthily and avoid junk food. I exercise during pe lessons. How else can I grow taller?

I'm 17 years old. I eat healthily and avoid junk food. I exercise during pe lessons. How else can I grow taller?

Height: Keep eating healthy and exercising.However, your height is determined by the genes you inherit from your parents. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and my height is 175cm i want to grow taller so is there any food or special exercise for getting taller ?

5ft 9 inches: Chances are if you have had your period already, you are not going to grow any more. Most girls dont grow appreciably 2-3 years after having their period. ...Read more

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I weight more than 75kg and just 5 ft. What should I do to lose some of those kilos and to grow taller for 2 months if i'm not allowed heavy exercise?

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I weight more than 75kg and just 5 ft. What should I do to lose some of those kilos and to grow taller for 2 months if i'm not allowed heavy exercise?

Grow taller for 2mo?: Time to go see your family doctor. Too many missing details. Why aren't you allowed "heavy exercise"? Why do you want "to grow taller for 2 months"? Not much you can do to affect your height besides eat right & choose your parents carefully. Your height is typically based to a great deal upon your parents. Your weight, however, is under your control. 3, 500 kcal = 1 pound. Eat less & exercise more. ...Read more

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But still. What yoga and vegetarian diet and any exercise would you suggest to grow taller?

But still. What yoga and vegetarian diet and any exercise would you suggest to grow taller?

None: Balanced nutrition, exercise and proper rest provide the basic needs of growth. At a listed age of 18, you are likely finished growing taller. Most women will close their growth centers between 16-17 or grow only 2.5 inches after first menses. ...Read more

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How to grow taller? I'm eating right..Drinking lots of milk, exercise regularly. And only grow some cm..

How to grow taller? I'm eating right..Drinking lots of milk, exercise regularly. And only grow some cm..

Exercise, eat, sleep: 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 height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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I am 16 and what exercise should I do to grow taller ? I Don't participate in sports like badminton or basketball. I just need to know what strecthes

I am 16 and what exercise should I do to grow taller ? I Don't participate in sports like badminton or basketball. I just need to know what strecthes

Depends on puberty!: If you have a healthy diet and exercise daily with gentle stretching you will keep fit. Your final height depends on whether you have had your growth spurt, the height of your biological parents (genetics), and also what your height percentiles have been throughout your life. Your PMD can review with u! Stretches do not make you grow but are needed to prevent injury/improve performance. Best. ...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