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# height.

#1
09-04-06, 12:36 PM
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height.

hi, I just turned 15 a month ago. I'm a 5'6 female and I was wondering if I could get any taller?

#2
09-05-06, 09:45 AM
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You may grow some more. Everyone is different. Height is determined by genetics and nutrition. Girls tend to continue to grow a year or so after the beginning of their periods. If you eat a balanced diet and are physically active, you will achieve your genetic potential for height. Once your bones are fused, there will be no increase in height.

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09-05-06, 12:06 PM
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Some girls stop growing early in their teens, others late. How much have you grown in the last six months? Last year? Also, the height of your parents gives some insight - how tall are they?

After that, you have to eat a balanced, nutritious diet and get plenty of sleep in order to reach your potential height.

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09-06-06, 10:56 AM
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if you know how tall you were at age 2, double that & that's how tall you'll get.

or there's a formula where you take your dad's height & your mom's height and add them together & divide by 2 = your height. but i think you're supposed to add something to the parents' heights....i forget what, though.

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09-06-06, 12:28 PM
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The formula for girls is to add the parents' heights, subtract 5" and then divide by 2 to get your theoretical height.

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09-06-06, 01:17 PM
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Interesting! It works...

Is there one for males?

#7
09-06-06, 01:49 PM
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i think for boys, you ADD 5".

if the biological parents' heights are unknown (like if the child was adopted), the doubling of the height at age 2 works surprisingly well.