Biology Forum Human Biology Growing Taller

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    • #12755

      Hi, I’m 19 this year and is at 172cm/ 5′ 7.7"
      I would really like to know if there’s anything i can do to grow taller. How many years do i still have, by the way?
      Thanks in advance 😀

    • #97593

      oh yeah even i want to grow taller
      i am 16 and 5′ 9” tall

      don’t tell me to cycle or do pull up for i am already doing that

    • #97601

      cycling is supposed to make to taller? 😆

    • #97653

      yeah that’s what everyone suggests
      i wonder why

      but even i have made the same observation

      perhaps its because you keep the seat really high

    • #97955

      sit up is a good idea.because it stretch our backbone and can stimulate our body to grow taller…

    • #97963

      and even swimming also helps

    • #98114

      Here is a good reference for those height-savy teens: … 87586.html

      My personal advice is to avoid any chemical routes to height increase unless it is absolutely essential and should it be done at all, it should be strictly by consultation with a qualified doctor. For instance a height of 5’7” is a good average height and no medication should be tried in such cases. Basically the secret is to check if the bones are fused uasing X-ray of hand and until it is fused, take good vitamin,calcium and minerals rich natural food, do good exercise and leave the rest to the Mother Nature to decide.

      Good Luck and good height,

    • #98706

      play basketball dude :>

    • #98803

      Just a minute,while the teens keep trying everything on earth to increase their height and invariably end up to their natural limit, is it true to imagine all is right with tall guys? How do the tall guys think of themselves? Won’t they find little odd in the company of people with average height? Instead of raising their head high and walk, often they may need to stoop down for daily transactions with others. They are also susceptible to more spinal and joint injuries compared to those with average height.
      May be, these be considered as sour grapes attitudes of shorter guys, but will be interesting to directly hear from the horse’s mouth, any comments welcome.

    • #99065

      heyyyy i am already 17 and my height is only 5’3”.What do i do?My elder sis is 5’8".She is 24 and is still growing taller.Will i also reach that height sumday?

    • #99479

      Well in this matter i would say that you eat good diet and do some stretching and Yoga postures would help you. Also some health tonics drinks like Complan can help. Calcium Sandoz and banana fruit will also help you.

    • #99559

      The simple answer is that the best approach is to do nothing. There are hormones that make people grow bigger and taller, but they have highly undesirable side effects. If someone is diagnosed as being deficient in growth hormone, supplements are good, but this should begin long before reaching age 16 to 17.

      Eating good food and getting exercise is definitely advised, but only for good health. It will not increase your height.

      When do you stop growing? This is enormously variable. Gals usually stop growing some years before the guys do. Personally, I was 5 foot 11.75 inches from age 16 to 20. I thought it was my lot. Then I measured again at age 22 and found I was 6 foot plus 0.25 inches. We are all different.

    • #101699

      food. food. foood. what else is your body made of?
      i would say you should load up on calcium, since putting foods that have a lotta calcium go straight to your bones, which BAM! helps you grow. so here’s some high calcium foods like: low-fat milk (or whole), yogurt and cheeses.
      i would also avoid stuff like caffeine (if u drink it), since it robs the body of calcium, which isn’t good. (also, avoid eating extra sugar and salts. they take away and dont hold much if any nutritional value.)
      next up is:proteins. your muscles need protein so i would eat stuff like fish and eggs (boiled). *but u might not like the fish, im an asian, so im used to it. but if u like lots of meat or chicken(yum), just make sure to go lean, or else u could give urself some bags of flab. eating more nuts will give u a lot more nutrients than a handful of potato chips.
      it’s good that ur eating vegetables. however u can eat certain kinds, especially spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus (definitely from what i’ve heard), cabbage, and coleslaw, since all contain vitamin k, which turns on your bone-building protein. (osteocalcin)
      if ur a cereal eater in the morning, eat ones that have vitamin d. vitamin d will take all the calcium in and deposit it into your bones.
      oooh, also, no one really knows this but your bones are also made out of MAGNESIUM. enough to make it an important factor. some foods that contain it would be: nuts, dried beans, crabmeat, spinach, wheat germ, wheat bran and chocolate (i couldn’t believe the last one myself. who would’ve guessed.)
      i also have a personal reference: my uncle eats a TON of blue cheese and he is the tallest man i have ever met. so if i were u, i’d probably start eating more cheese (a lot) maybe a stick or two a day. (or u can sneak it into your food)
      *did u know that posture also affects your spine, which contributes to how tall u can be too? just look at all the tall people. most of the time, they should have good posture. if ur slumping, pick it up, straighten that spine.
      Growth products : My choice is herbal ones like [spam] ( i think i gained 2 inches from it)
      so here are the main points i want u to start doing (and if u want, u can tell me if ur seeing results):
      -eat more cheese
      -keep getting enough sleep(try to aim for 8 or more)
      -eat the vegetables with vitamin k (like spinach, asparagus and broccoli)
      -eat lots of protein (meat, chicken, or fish)
      -eat cereal with vitamin d (u also get this naturally from the sun! 🙂 but not too much.
      -eat boiled eggs! (my chemistry teacher is also really health conscious and he said eggs fill u up the best.)
      -treat urself to some chocolate every now and then. u know the rules. but i would eat dark chocolate since that actually gives u some nutrients and milk chocolate contains more hormones which might make u break out. (this is for some people)
      -stretching/running/leg exercises help give room for your bones to expand, exercising destroys bone (i need to double check on that one) but after a day of resting, it grow back a little bit bigger!
      -drink milk! it is so important, yet it’s easy to forget sometimes. so drink it!
      – [spam] is a good product to combine with all stuff above alternatively.
      i think that’s everything.. sorry i went on and on. i hope that helped you out! 🙂
      it looks pretty good.

    • #101705


      Sorry to say this, but that is not quite correct. Eat a good balanced diet for good health. But eating a different diet will not make you tall. Too many calories, such as found in cheese, will make you fat, not tall.

    • #105871
      quote mrsmile:

      Hi, I’m 19 this year and is at 172cm/ 5′ 7.7″
      I would really like to know if there’s anything i can do to grow taller. How many years do i still have, by the way?
      Thanks in advance 😀

      Males generally stop growing between 21 to 23 years old. I know of someone who gained an inch when he was 22 years old after not growing for more than a year. If your parents are tall, you would have a good chance of growing taller. Height is all about genes. But that does not mean that you would take for granted the things you need to reach your adult height.

      There are tons of websites dedicated to increasing height. A good resource for tips and tricks in growing taller would be HeightForum. There are a lot of websites about growing taller but I would start any research in HeightForum. The site has an article How Do You Grow Taller? that gives you the ins and outs on how to maximize your growing potential

      Proper diet, exercise and good amount of sleep will help you grow taller. Lots of luck to you

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