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How to increase height for boys?

How to increase height for boys?

Good diet: Taking a multivitamin and mineral supplement and eating a healthy diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is important. Also getting regular exercise can be helpful. After the bones fuse at 16-17 years old there is no further increase in height. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Is there any exercise to increase height?

No: Body height is determined by genetics, hormonal influences, and dietary intake (calcium, vitamin d, and protein) during childhood and adolescence. Once bodies complete their adolescent growth spurt (usually 12-15 for girls, 14-18 for boys), the body will not grow further in height. Exercises to improve posture may improve perceived height (but not actual height). ...Read more

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Is there anything else to help besides practicing a healthy diet and exercise to increase height?

Is there anything else to help besides practicing a healthy diet and exercise to increase height?

It's not likely: At 32 years old, your growth plates are long closed. All of your growth (height) has already occurred. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase height after 20 for boys....? I

Is there any way to increase height after 20 for boys....? I

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. When you have reached bony maturity, you are done. ...Read more

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How to increase height by 2_3inches...I regularly do cycling. What other exercise should I do...Age 19?

How to increase height by 2_3inches...I regularly do cycling. What other exercise should I do...Age 19?

You are full-grown: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare for girls to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. Nothing can change this. You need to accept your current height. ...Read more

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Sir I want to know that is it possible to increase height at 18 or 19.plz provide me some useful exercise other than some medicine or other remedies?

Sir I want to know that is it possible to increase height at 18 or 19.plz provide me some useful exercise other than some medicine or other remedies?

Not possible: Except in rare cases of very delayed puberty, growth is complete in men by the time they reach 18 or 19 as growth plates have closed. There are no exercises or supplements or medications which will be of any benefit do please don't waste your money on them ...Read more

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Is it. Possible to increase height at 18? From years I ve been hearing that height of boys increases till 21.

Is it. Possible to increase height at 18? From years I ve been hearing that height of boys increases till 21.

Depends on bone age: The potential additional length anyone can expect depends on areas in the long bones (arms, legs, fingers)called growth plates. This is where growth occurs and an active open growth plate means more growth is possible. An xray of the hands & wrists can be evaluated for bone maturity since there are many to see. If your bone maturity is average for a 18yo you are done growing taller. ...Read more

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Hi. How to increase height at age of 18 yrs for a male safely...?? With diet and exercise. Not surgically and medications. Thanks!

Hi. How to increase height at age of 18 yrs for a male safely...?? With diet and exercise. Not surgically and medications. Thanks!

Increase height: It is true that males can grow at this age, particularly if it is your genetic pattern. Check out your growth plates to see how much growth potential you have. Eat a good diet and get good exercise. ...Read more

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My epyphysial plates have been fused. Is it possible to increase height by any streching exercise to increase the lenght of vetebrae?

My epyphysial plates have been fused. Is it possible to increase height by any streching exercise to increase the lenght of vetebrae?

Doesn't happen: After your growth centers fuse, your vertebrae cannot get longer. Any lengthening by stretching, be it by hanging upside down, yoga, or some "stretching"device in minimal and disappears within a few hours in the standing position. ...Read more

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Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it

Any truth to online ads claiming meds, vitamins, exercise/stretching can increase height in adults? How about @ almost 40 YO? Some say massage does it

Not true: Mere quackery, ask your doctor if you feel you have a problem or if you want to start something strange, some of these preparations may contain hormones and are not regulated, best wishes ...Read more

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Sir I'm 20 years indian boy. I'm 5'5'' my father's is 5'7'' and mother is 5'.Sir I want to increase height. I do exercise daily like jumping. No result.

Accept your size: At 20 your growth centers are most likely closed & no further growth is likely. By genetics factors alone you would be predicted to get to 5'6".If your growth centers are open (xray of hand can tell) you might grow more but at 20 this is unlikely. There is no magic exercise or diet to grow taller. Taller kids have taller parents. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old, and I am 5'7". I exercise very vigorously. My brother is 6'1", and my dad is around 6'0". Will a HGH prescription increase height? I've read that growth plates close between ages 21-25, so I still have hope that HGH will solve it.

I am 21 years old, and I am 5'7". I exercise very vigorously. My brother is 6'1", and my dad is around 6'0". Will a HGH prescription increase height? I've read that growth plates close between ages 21-25, so I still have hope that HGH will solve it.

Solve what?: Your height is normal. Getting HGH is not going to make you taller at age 21 and is more likely to damage your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Iam 25 what I do increase height?

Iam 25 what I do increase height?

Not possible: If your height has been the same for the past 2 years, which usually happens at the end of puberty and usually well before age 20, the growth plates in your bones have fused and it is not possible to gain height anymore. Having short stature in a culture that thinks big is better can be hard, but find ways of focusing on your other assets and your personality. Depressed? Please see counselor. ...Read more

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How can I increase height naturally?

Diet and exercise: There are no easy ways to gain height. If you are truly 37 years old, you have reached your height. If you are much younger, a good diet and proper exercise will help you attain your genetically determined height. ...Read more

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How can I increase height permanently?

How can I increase height permanently?

Platform shoes: At a listed age of 37, there is no way to "grow" taller. The growth centers that determine linear growth close after adolescence, at 16-17 in most females and 18 in most males. After closure, you can not grow taller. There are no special meds, diets, exercises, that help. Hanging upside down also does not help (although we've been asked multiple times) ...Read more

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How can I increase height at age of 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can I increase height at the age of 15?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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How can I increase height after the age of 20????

How can I increase height after the age of 20????

You cannot: As a 20 year old male, your growth is likely done and your bones growth plates closed. There are no supplements or hormones you could take that are going to make a difference at this point in time. You need to accept where you are at and get on with living your life at your current stature. ...Read more

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How to increase height I'm 22 and my height is 5.6'?

How to increase height I'm 22 and my height is 5.6'?

Height is done by 22: 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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How can I gain weight and increase height simutaniously?

If you are in fact: 44 years old - you will not grow taller. To gain weight: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados & granola. ...Read more

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I am 23 and what increase height. .. Suggest me what can I do 4 it?

I am 23 and what increase height. .. Suggest me what can I do 4 it?

Platform shoes: If you entered puberty the same time as your friends & your bone maturity is that of > 18 yo there is little you can do to increase your height.A single x-ray of your left hand can be assessed for bone maturity. If >18, you are done growing, if bony maturity is more like 15 you might grow an additional couple of inches. There are no magic solutions if your growth centers are closed. ...Read more

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I m 16 and 5ft6in and I've stopped growing. How to increase height?

I m 16 and 5ft6in and I've stopped growing. How to increase height?

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active. Nothing you eat or drink will add extra inches that you would not get with healthy living.An x-ray of your hand can be analysed for growth and see how much more you have left. Most at 16 are slowing but will grow some. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to increase height at 21. I am 174 CM and want to get even taller?

Not usually: 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. You can maximize the appearance of height by strecthing extremeties and torso and by carrying yourself with an erect posture. ...Read more

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Hi I am 163 cms and age is 20. Is there anyway to increase height for an inch or two? Thanks.

Hi I am 163 cms and age is 20. Is there anyway to increase height for an inch or two? Thanks.

No: At 20 most likely you stopped growing. Except through risky and expensive surgical intervention ...Read more

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Does hanging increase height and approx. By how much if I hang for a certain amount of time each day?

NO: Hanging is a waste of time. In theory it allows the your body to stretch out, and there can be a transient lengthening of the body, but gravity eliminates the effect as soon as you stand for a few moments. ...Read more

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M a boy of class 9 and m also vegeterian so how can I increase height bwcause my height is very short?

? age?: The best way to achieve your height potential is to maintain a balanced diet, get adequate sleep, and exercise. In a traditional vegan home, balanced nutrition is as likely as others. There is no specific supplement, or exercise that will make you taller. Males generally stop growing at age 16-19 or when their growth centers close. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase height?? I'm 18 now. Pls tell me I need to increase my height atleast 4inches

Is there any way to increase height?? I'm 18 now. Pls tell me I need to increase my height atleast 4inches

Reg Excercize & Food: If you have regular me natural cycles then your chances of increasing height has diminished. However, I do not think a special diet will help increase height. A regular regimen of excersize and a good normal diet with some extra proteins will help you maintain good health and in my opinion that will maximize your growth potential. Not worrying too much about it will also help. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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I want to add 3-4 inches more to my height! How I can do so? Please tell me diet to increase height at 18?

I want to add 3-4 inches more to my height! How I can do so? Please tell me diet to increase height at 18?

Height: Sorry, there is no magic diet or drug that is going to increase your height 3-4 inches especially since your are near the end of your growth spurt. ...Read more