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Height-Increasing Exercises: Grow 3 Inches Taller in 6 Weeks!

Updated on December 5, 2014
Grow up to six inches taller in six weeks!
Grow up to six inches taller in six weeks!

Do Height-Increasing Exercises Really Work?

When we're on the hunt for information on how to grow taller, we come across many websites that claim to offer easy methods of increasing height with certain exercises. Do these things really work? The answer is both yes and no. Confused? Read on and learn more.

Height-increasing exercises combined with proper diet will benefit your body and improve your chances of growing taller. Actually, exercise releases the human growth hormones responsible for increasing mass and height. Many sites claim to teach you exercises that will increase your height and lengthen your bones, even if you're an adult. Do not believe those claims. You will not grow taller through exercise alone.

If you are unhappy with your height even after your teenage years, you need determination and focus to grow taller. Exercises will strengthen your muscles and release the growth hormones, and diet will keep these hormones fresh and active.

Read through this page to get more information about height increasing exercises.

Height-Increasing Exercises to Lengthen and Strengthen Muscles

Are you looking to grow taller? Then it is time to start doing some height-increasing exercises that will surely help you gain at least three or four inches in a short span of time. There is no secret behind these exercises. They're all based on logical and scientific methods that will help you gain height. Let's take a look at them now.

Stretches for Gaining Height

You've probably done stretches before; they're the most effective warm-up for any type of workout. I recommended that you do the stretches for at least fifteen minutes everyday. Some good stretches for lengthening the spine and improving posture include:

  • Cat and cow - Start in a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Breathe in and arch your back, lifting your hips and head. When you breathe out, round your back, lowering your head and drawing your pelvis toward the front. Repeat, moving with your breath.

Bridge exercise.
Bridge exercise.
  • Bridge - Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground, with your heels near your buttocks. Leave your arms straight down by your sides. Press your feet into the ground and lift your hips and buttocks, and stay in that position for a few deep breaths. Lower your back very slowly, one vertebrae at a time, from the nape of your neck to your lower spine.

Cobra strength to lengthen spine.
Cobra strength to lengthen spine.
  • Cobra - Lie on your stomach with your palms flat on the ground under the tops of your shoulders. Press into the ground and lift your chest and head, arching your back.

Table top exercise for increasing height.
Table top exercise for increasing height.
  • Table top - Sit on the ground with your knees bent, and your feet flat on the ground in front of you. Place your hands on the ground behind you, with your fingertips facing forward. Press your hands and feet into the ground, lifting your hips and chest straight up. If comfortable for your neck, lower your head to look behind you, stretching out the front of your neck and chest. Your body should look like a table top.

Seated forward fold.
Seated forward fold.
  • Forward fold - Stand tall with your feet hip-distance apart. Bend forward at your hips, bending your knees if necessary. Bending your knees if your hamstrings are tight will release your lower back, elongating your spine. Alternatively, you can sit on the ground with your legs straight out in front of you and fold forward.
  • Twists - There are many types of twists you can do to lengthen your body. The most simple is to lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Grab your left knee with your right hand and pull both of your knees to the right. Do the same with the right knee, twisting to the left. You can also lie flat on your back with your legs outstretched. Hug your right knee into your chest, and twist it across your body to the left using your left hand. Draw your right arm to the right and turn your head to the right, fully twisting your spine. Repeat in the opposite direction.

Other Exercises to Increase Height

Hanging exercises will help you gain height and length.
Hanging exercises will help you gain height and length.

Hanging exercises - Hanging exercises can be done by almost anyone, but you'd be surprised at how physically challenging it is to simply hang from a pull-up bar. At first it might be tough but with time you will be able to hang for long periods of time. Simply hanging on a bar with your arms and spine stretching for just ten seconds at a time will give you amazing results. Do this for two minutes every day (ten seconds for twelve repetitions) and you'll see what magic it can do.

Swimming is a great exercise for lengthening and strengthening muscles.
Swimming is a great exercise for lengthening and strengthening muscles.

Swimming - If you don't know how to swim, you should learn if you want to be taller. Swimming for at least five hours a week will start doing wonders for your height. Swimming is a whole-body exercise made more intense by water resistance. When you use your body, legs, and arms to the fullest, they're going to develop muscle strength, which will lengthen your limbs within weeks.

All these work no matter how old you are, and many people have started seeing positive results within a few days.

Don't go for surgery or pills because it is important to increase height naturally. Moreover, surgeries and pills cost over hundreds of dollars.

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      Pratiksha 5 weeks ago

      I'm 16, my height is 5'4 I want to be 4-5 inches more taller

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      visal 2 months ago

      Sir I am 17years old and my hight is 5' only .please sir give me some suggestions .I want to more 5inches. Please

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      Syful 2 months ago

      My age 37. I am 5'5" . But I want 3 inch more. Is it possible

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      tsion 2 months ago

      I am 14 years old also my height is4'9" i want to be child model but. My height is short . I want to be 6feet longer how can i ?actually my father is tall but mom is as same to me----plz give me tips to be 6 feet plz fast fast

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      MAKARDHWAJ MAJHI 3 months ago

      I'm 22years old and my height is 5feet 3inch I want more 3inch please give some tips.

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      G.Venkatesh age 32;my height 5'5 inches 4 months ago

      I want to increase two niches

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      Rishabh saboo 5 months ago

      Hi I'm just 17 and my height is 5ft 7 inches.Give me some more tips

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      niharika 5 months ago

      hai im 16yrs my height is just 4.10 i want to grow more 4-5 inches tel me some tips to grow height please

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      Ruchi 6 months ago

      Hello sir my age is now 21 yr and height 5.1 please give me a solution for increasing height upto 3 to 4 inches

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      dhairya jain 6 months ago

      i am 17 years old and my height is 5 inch.i want to increase my height fast pls give reply fast

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      Jay 7 months ago

      Hi im 15 yrs old and my height is 4"9 . can you give me an effective way to increase my height

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      5feettall 7 months ago

      Hi, I am 15yrs and 5ft tall. Do these exercises really work? Also what kind of diet should I eat?

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      Lebrown 8 months ago

      hi im 14 and 5,9". My dad is 5,10", and mom is 5,4". I drink milk daily and exercise daily. How tall will I be?

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      bhartendu 9 months ago

      How can i increase my height by 3-4 inches.I am 19yrs and i am currently 5.9 inch tall

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      vihanga 10 months ago

      i am 5.8 iwant more 4-5 inch

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      Tushar Shinde 11 months ago

      My small sister is having height issues she is of 16 Years and still her height is low please give me some tips.

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      Riah 11 months ago

      Hi, I am 24 years old, I have 5 ft 2 in I want to get taller until 5 ft 6 in, please help me

      My email is hairiah_sabirin@ymail.com

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      Tuna 11 months ago

      my age is 17 my & hieght is 4.10 and I want to become 5.2 or 5.4feet plzz help me and give me some tips

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      my name is aditya 11 months ago

      hello, my age is 16 years old and my height is 5 feet 2 inchs

      Iwant to increase my height ... Is it possible ?

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      Anwarhusein49 12 months ago

      Hi, i m David and i m 19years old and my current height is 5" 5. I want 5 inch increase my height to join the Indian Army so plz help me how can i do

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      aditi 12 months ago

      Hello sir my age 28 my hight 5 fit can increase my hight ? Or how

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      chuckphil 12 months ago

      Hi anyone. my height 5'5ft and as I'm 24 years old. could it possible to increase my height minimum 2 - 3 inch? Please email to chuck.phil20@gmail.com

      Hope you email me. Thank you.

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      Pratap Pariyar 14 months ago

      hello sir,

      I am 19 and soon i'll be 20 after 3 months but my height is just 5'1". I want to grow up to 5'8". Is it possible . plz sir help me to grow my height taller.

      And one question sir. Does masturbating affects on growth of height ?

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      Cosmo 14 months ago

      It is highly encouraged to do the exercises described in this article. All of them; at least 3 times a week. BUT ONLY AND ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF GETTING FITTER, BETTER, SUPPLE and physically more able. This is just pseudo-science and it won't increase your height even 1 mm even if you did non stop for 6 months. Once it has stopped, it has stopped.

      Once you are done growing, you are done. For boys, it's around 22 years age and for girls it is around 18 years age. That's that and that's it. After that, no force, no entity, no agent, nothing in this universe will make your height taller even 1 millimeter; other than two massive african male elephants pulling on you in two opposite directions on ropes tied to your head and feet. Maybe then you'll grow taller a few cms. Lol, Hope you all get my feel, I don't intend to discourage. Stop wasting time, money or energy pondering on crazy, weird ideas that borderline on asinine. Don't fall for stupid ideas, quark medicine, pills, drugs and similar bullshit. All these cheap cheating scams designed to cut innocent people's wallets by exploiting their psychological vulnerability. Better do them exercises regularly, add some more advanced, difficult asanas, postures to challenge yourself, improve yourself. That's a far more real and truthful idea. Don't drive yourself crazy young people. Stay healthy, body and mind.

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      sanu 14 months ago

      Sir my name is sanu age 21 I am very short 145cm whether I can improve my height pls give me tips

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      than 14 months ago

      I'm 16,155cm, i want to increase my height to 165cm.

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      bhagya raj 15 months ago

      sir am age 27 and height 5.1 and weight 50 i need to grow height so plz hav any suggestion to grow geight plzzzz...

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      niky 15 months ago

      hi sir, im 19 years old. my height 5'1 and im 47 kg. i wanna 5'4 height.please give me advise

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      Raghav 16 months ago

      My age is 17 and my height is 5'9.i want to grow 4 inches taller.this year my height has not increased

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      dev 16 months ago

      Hello ! I m dev. I m 5'4 ft and my age is 15 yrs can I increase my height for 4,5 inches ..... Plzz give me some suggestions ....

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      Srinivas 16 months ago

      i am 22 years old boy my height is 5ft 4i i want be 5ft 10i

      so please give me solution i want to increase height in 6 months

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      Saikrishna 16 months ago

      Sir I am 21 years completed. My height is 168 CM. I want to increase my height sir. Up to 175 or 180. Please give me ur suggestion.

      Kindly waiting for ur rply. Saikrishnasrimanthula2218@gmil

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      veer gurjar 16 months ago

      i am 14 and my height is5'6'

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      Gayathiri 16 months ago

      hello sir,help me my hight is 4.4inch I wan hight 5.8inch plz give me solutions sir hight growth in one month

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      Pragnesh 16 months ago

      Sir,

      Hallo sir i m sonia, 25 years old, my height is 5'6. I want to increase 2 inch in two week, please give me solution..

      My mail id... pragneshpatel9033@gmail.com

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      muninder.A 16 months ago

      Hi sir...my hight is 5.1....i want grow 5.6 hight....so please help me for gain hight early....thanku sir.....9701679388 this is my cantact no...

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      Shubham Bhiku Gadgilwar 16 months ago

      sir my name is shubham gadgilwarsir my hight is 5 foot & my age is 22 so please sir can you help me encriese my hight so please suggestion & tips sir

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      g pandu 16 months ago

      Sir my age is 22 how to increase my height 3 inches

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      Vaibhav 16 months ago

      Sir my age is 20 yr old .. my height is 5.8.5 foot. Can i increased my height up to 4 inches. sir , plz, help me sir.. My email id is:vaibhavall06@gmail.com

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      dharmendarsharma765@gmail.com 16 months ago

      I am now in 17 my hight is 5'7 how can i do my hight on 6'0 give me some tips

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      atul 16 months ago

      u know what when i stand in front of taller man i feel shame soo plsss helpp me me give me a regular time table and diet

      prajapatiatul2@gmail.com

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      prince 17 months ago

      i am 5'7 and i want to be 65 and more

      please help me

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      Ali Shah 17 months ago

      Hi .My age is 18. My height is 5'9'' . but I want it to be 6'0'' . Please Suggest something.

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      nancy 17 months ago

      hlw sir ,

      i am 17 yrs old girl and my height is 5'4 .... can i increase it upto 5'6

      plz give me suggestion to increase my height .

      my gmail account is nancyrauniar12@gmail.com

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      aniket 17 months ago

      hello sir my height 5.3 i want 5 inchess more this is possible

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      Kulvir 17 months ago

      Hi my name is Kulvir I am 16 my height only 5-2 I want 3-4 inch more. Please help me.

      Kulvirkaur47@yahoo.com

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      Gurkirat 17 months ago

      Sir my age is 17 and my height is 5.4" and I want to increase 5 inches . I want 5.9 so please help me

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      Arpita Raghorate 17 months ago

      sir my height is 150.. and my age is 17... how can I increase my height?

      My email id is arpitaraghorate123@gmail.com

      Thanks

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      Nilanjan Hembram 17 months ago

      my age is 24 and height is 5.1, plz help me how can I increase my height 3 to 6 inches.....ainak.hembram@gmail.com

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      my name is Roselyn 17 months ago

      my age is 19 but my height is 5. Can you help me to increase 5 inch? plss..give some best tips.

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      Abhishke 17 months ago

      I am 26 my height is 5.5 sir I want to increase my height more

      Email abhi.jaiswal31kam@gmail.com

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      zohaib 17 months ago

      heloo sir my height 5.3 and my age is 21 how i increase my height ...my email is.....mzs48325@gmail.com plz tell me im waiting your reply

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      harry 17 months ago

      my height is 5 3 age 26 want to grow more

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      shanaka 17 months ago

      Sir my age is 22. My height is 5.3 inchas.I want increase my height about 3 inches.please help me.

      my e mail is shanaka.chameera@gmail.com

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      ANGREJ SINGH 17 months ago

      Sir,

      Hallo sir i m sonia, 25 years old, my height is 5'6. I want to increase 2 inch in two week, please give me solution..

      My email: angrej.balion@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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      BENTON 17 months ago

      I am 17 yrs my height is 5.6 ft how i want to tall about 5.10 please help me

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      Arihant Jain 17 months ago

      Sir I'm 16 yrs old boy..My ht. Is 5.3 foots bt i want more upto 5.6

      Plz plz plz give me tips for increasing my height.

      I'll be highly thnkful to uh for this kind action..

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      Deepak 17 months ago

      hii sir,

      my height is 5.3 inch age is 22 years and also i want to increase my height plz sugestion me

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      gaurav 17 months ago

      my age is sixteen and my height is 5.6 can I grow to 6 ft?if it is then how?

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      poornima 17 months ago

      hi m 17 n my height is 4.8 n i got into puberty at age 11 n i will turn in to 18 in two months plss help me give me some tips

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      Raja Ahmed Ali 17 months ago

      Sir my age is 23 and height is 5.1, plz sir help me how can I increase my height 2 to 4 inches.....ahmed18dec@gmail.com

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      kanza 17 months ago

      my name is kanza ,22year old ,my height is 4.9..plz give me advice misbahasghar97@yahoo.com

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      kanza 17 months ago

      my name is kanza,22year old...plz give me advice

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      Urvashi sharma 17 months ago

      I m 17 years old nd my height is only 5 inch .... What can i do for fast grow height

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      rahul 18 months ago

      Hi all i am 5.9 23 year olf guy want to increase 3 inches tell me how

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      sourabh.24021998@gmail.com 18 months ago

      sir I am sumit , and my height 168 cm and i want increase it so pls tell how can i increase it essential for me.

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      Ravi sihag 18 months ago

      Sir my height is 5feet 7inches .I want more 3-4 inches height.so please give me some tips.

      ravisihag2552@gmail.com

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      Faruk khan 18 months ago

      sir.my height5.5 sir please help me 5.8.some solution my age17year.sumanfaruk56@gmail.con

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      Faruk khan 18 months ago

      sir.my height5.5 sir please help me 5.8.some solution my age17year.sumanfaruk56@gmail.con

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      khan 18 months ago

      sir i am 22 and my height is 5.2 i want to increase my height to 5.8 can it possible plz mail me sir its hummblr request.....

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      Mohammed urooj 18 months ago

      Sir im 18 years anf 125 days and my height is 5. 5 sir please help me give me some tips so how can i growth upto 6 feet help me

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      faiz 18 months ago

      Sir I am 18 years old and my hight is 5.5 I inncrese my hight at 5.8 how can I increese ..

      Sueddaniyal995@gmail.com

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      siva 18 months ago

      I have 22 years old my height is 168cm but it increae to 174 pls give me some tips .siva143jussica@gmail.com

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      abinash bhagat 18 months ago

      Sir m 21 n my height is 5'4" ... my sister even taller than me ..plzz help me to increse my height upto 2 3 or 4 inches..

      Thanks

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      nikeeta 18 months ago

      Hello sir

      My height is 5.2 i want to increase my height atleast 1 inch

      Plz help me ....how can i increase it

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      singh jon 18 months ago

      i am 16 year old my height is 5 ' 9 inch and suggest me how i will grow 6' 2

      inch

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      ABHISHEK 18 months ago

      my heigth is 5.5 and 17 year old...i want increase heigth 5.8..can u give tips how to increase my heigth..my email is puriabhishek63@gmail.com'

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      raja 18 months ago

      dear sir I am 27 years old is possible to increases my height 3 inches

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      sam h 18 months ago

      Hello I am 14 years old and I am 5'6 and I know it's not midget but I want to make sure I can get to 6'-6'3 if I wont naturally.

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      ravi 19 months ago

      my height is 5.6" and age 23. i want to increase the height 5.8". please give me tips quick this email id-ravi.jrtd440@gmail.com@gmail.com

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      Dreamer 19 months ago

      Hello, im 20. And im 4.9 inch but i wanna increase my height to 5,7 inch. Can you please suggest on how doing it ?

      Email me : dreamsy846@gmail.com

      Thank you very much

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      mozma 19 months ago

      i m 15 years old i want 5.2 inch plz help me

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      kishore 19 months ago

      My age is 27 is there any possibility of increasing my height for 2-3 inches

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      Amlan 19 months ago

      'I am 15 years old my hieght is 5feet 3 and half inch i want to be 6 feet in 6 months please help'.

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      himali 19 months ago

      sir, i am 22 yrs old and my height is 5 inch.i want to make my height 5.5 inch plz help me how i can grow height naturally

      email: himalilakhani20@gmail.com

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      amna 19 months ago

      hello my height is 5.1 and i am 16 years old girl please give me some tips

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      omer 19 months ago

      Stretching really help in height increase but if u stop it up, height will decrease again. I tried it later. You must do it every day specially before going to sleep.

      Thanx.

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      Chethan 19 months ago

      my age 20 my height 5.10 please help me 4 inches my height increase place i am poor guy my job is watch men please tell me fast reply (chettankumar325@gmail.) please reply

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      Dilum 19 months ago

      Sir, i am 22 year old boy and can i get increased my height ?is it possible ? i heard body heightens about 25 year...tell me.... e mail dilumthathsara@yahoo.com

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      satyajit 19 months ago

      hello sir ,i am satyajit 26 m,my hight 5'5 i need my at lest 5'8 or 5'7 ,please help,my email id -satyajitsen209@gmail.com

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      asad ahmad khan 19 months ago

      sir, i am 17 yrs old and my height is 6.2 inch.i want to make my height 6.4 inch plz help me how i can grow height naturally

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      harmanpreet kaur 19 months ago

      hi sir, i am 23 years old and my height is 5.1 ft only but i want 5.4-5 inch plz guide me.

      my email is sainiharman328@gmail.com

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      Vamshi Krishna 19 months ago

      Sir, I am 31 years old and my height is 164 cm. I want to increase at least 1 inch or 1 cm. I am doing spinal exercises, ankle weights and swimming. Is it possible to increase height, my email id is vamshi_krishna233@yahoo.com

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      Rahul Daksh 19 months ago

      sir I'm turning 21 and my height is 5'6". My physique is good but height problem is there..

      how can I add 2-3 inches????

      Thanks!!!!

      parveshpunia007@gmail.com

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      Aly 19 months ago

      Sir,

      My height is 5'1 and I'm 16 year old

      Pls help me what can I do to increase more heights? Or let me say 5'10 if possible.

      My email: sofabylaic16@gmail.com

      Thanks!

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      Kavya 19 months ago

      Sir,

      My age is 24 years and my height is 5 feet. I want to increase my atleast 3 inches by exercises or anything. Please help me

      mail: vijaygitha143@gmail.com

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      gautam_badhyan 19 months ago

      I am of 14 my height is of 4'11 or 5feet pls help to reach at5'9 till 18 years pls pls

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      tyajit 19 months ago

      How i am increase my hight 1 ft .as soon as .please help me .

      email--atyajit2015@gmail.com

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      shailja 19 months ago

      Hi,

      I am 23 year girl. And my height is 5 feet. Is there any chance to increase my height. Plz plz plz tell me on my id shailjachauhan0920@gmail.com

      . i really need to increase my height

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      jnanesh 19 months ago

      Is it really work??????