Is there a way to grow taller at 19 years of age?

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  1. andur92 profile image60
    andur92posted 10 years ago

    I am 5'8 at the moment. I used to be the tallest kid in my class and among my friends till I was 15. Then suddenly my height stunted. I don't know why. Maybe because I didn't get indulged in any physical activities. Ya I didn't play any sport at school or at home. I always was sitting on my computer. I realize this had a bad impact on my physical growth. I didn't play any sport for 5-6 years. I was always sitting at my computer. I wish I could take it back.

    So is there a way I can grow an inch or two now?

    1. Camille Harris profile image90
      Camille Harrisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yoga and/or Pilates are good for "stretching" out.  I've been doing yoga consistently for about one year and I'd swear I've gained a few millimeters at least.  You're young and still somewhat pliable, so I'd imagine these activities would have more of an impact on you.

  2. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    Wear heels. The body is genetically programed to a
    specific height and that's it. You are stuck with it.

  3. 2uesday profile image69
    2uesdayposted 10 years ago

    The way you stand - the correct posture makes the most of your height. If you went to a couple of exercise classes based on yoga or the Alexander technique then you would soon find you would look and feel taller. If not some sport like basketball might improve the bad posture sitting at a computer desk can causes. I thought 21 was the time people stopped getting taller but I may have remembered that incorrectly.

  4. Gordon Hamilton profile image92
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 10 years ago

    I remember hearing somewhere once that the human skeleton is not actually fully formed until about the age of 25. Growth is therefore possible until that age but it is not something that you are likely to have a lot of control over. Eat well, exercise properly and regularly but don't whatever you do subscribe to any sad Internet schemes that promise you growth results. They will be far more likely to do you harm than good. Talk to your doctor, or seek out the advice of a properly registered and qualified, physical fitness instructor and ask their advice if it really means that much to you - but above all, don't worry about it.

    1. Hugh Williamson profile image81
      Hugh Williamsonposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This post pretty much says it all.

      Please DO NOT, under any circumstances experiment with HGH. It's controlled for a good reason.

      5 ft. 8 won't stand out in a crowd as short stature. You're probably the only one who notices.

  5. jcales profile image58
    jcalesposted 10 years ago

    Yes, stretching will help. stand on tip toes and reach towards ceiling. Yoga and Pilates will also help. once you get into your late 40s, 50s & 60s expect to lose 1/2 inch too unless you keep up these routines.
    FYI - 5' 8" is actually a good height for a woman unless you want to play a sport that requires taller players volleyball, basketball


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