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Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment

Can I still grow in height at the age of 20 if I start doing stretching exercises? I am 5'6 at the moment

Unlikely: Growth does not depend on stretching, but depends on the growth plates at the ends of the long bones. If the growth plates are fused, no appreciable further growth will occur. If the growth plates have not fused, further growth is possible. Growth plates usually fuse (depending on the bone) at age 15-18. ...Read more

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Is it true that i'll shrink in height as part of my discs will be removed?

No: We all lose 2 iches with age as our disc collapse there is no height loss with disc removal you would notice. ...Read more

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How to increase your height ?

How to increase your height ?

You can't: Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do to affect height as this is predominantly in the genes you receive from your parents. The best thing you can do is eat a healthy diet in your youth so that you have the proper nutrients to grow. ...Read more

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How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

How many inches does a women lose in height as she ages?

1-3 inches: From their peak height, women tend to lose about 1-3 inches over a few decades. Somethings such as osteoporosis may cause a much greater loss of height. ...Read more

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Depression

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. J houston. ...See more

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My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

Depends: It depends on other health factors (such as why your baby was early). Some babies have catch up growth and some don't. You won't really know until he is older. For now, your doctor will follow his growth pattern which is really what is important now. ...Read more

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My son is 15 what's the average height and weight for someone his age?

My son is 15 what's the average height and weight for someone his age?

Average: 68", 128lbs. But normal variation is quite wide. If you have questions see your Physician who knows your son, his parents, and his growth history. Don't get hung up on numbers. ...Read more

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Reaching Your Optimal Height (Tip)

Reaching Your Optimal Height

The pituitary releases growth hormone during exercise but it is not known to increase height. ...See more

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