How can I increase my height at the age of 18? I am a boy and my present height is 5'6


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Marcel Baatsen , Business Gamification, answered

This is a very valid question and there are some ways to influence your height:

  • You can change your posture and straighten your body.
  • You can stimulate your body in producing growth hormone.
  • You can make your spine longer.
  • Your genes will help you by reacting on your action.
  • If you are not an adult yet, you can increase the effects of each of these actions.

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

There's nothing that you can do about your height. Growth hormone works varied & on it's own. It has nothing to do with relatives or anything else either. But still you can follow some factors to make sure you are trying & be hopeful that might helps you through your growing process.

1.Make sure enough protein, vitamin & calcium getting into your body. Just a good nutrition is crucial.

2.Get plenty of sleep. The ideal would be 8-10 hours.

3.Get plenty of water daily. Never let your body gets dehydrated.

4.Do stretches each morning right after you wake up & also during the day.

5.Follow & get valid yoga movements. Which that might help for growing as well.

6.Do pull ups.

7.Also products such as turnips, collard green, green beans & broccoli known as products that might impress the growth hormone.

-All i said above, they are not 100 % helpful. They are only a "hope" of doing something. Controlling our lifestyle & doing something is better than doing nothing. Plus, there has been several examples that those factors & some other as well, helped some people in some way.

-Tip: Hopefully you didn't lift heavy weight in your growing age, doing heavy weights on workout in growing age will stunt your growing process.

-Tip: All the human hormones will continue growing till the age of "25" that's where everything in a human will finish developing. Now usually people will finish growing on 18-20. But sometimes growing hormones will not finish in 17-18-20 age but it will continue along other hormones till 25.

-Tip: Mostly hormones grow very varied. You grow some height , you stop, then you will grow beard while most of people in your age has no beard, but you are shorter than most of the males in your age. Then you have beard but your voice is not developed fully but others have manly voices & taller but no beard! Then suddenly they stop growing but you just start growing suddenly & get taller than all of them! . . What i mean is the hormones get developed without any specific routine. So you have to check to have a healthy lifestyle & be patient with yourself.

Example: I know someone being 6.0 while he's been below 20. When he reached his 20, he grown height & reached 6.4 then in age of 24 turned 6.5.

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SuperFly Original
Why does never being dehydrated help though?
Matt Radiance
Matt Radiance commented
Because the huge part of our body filled & works by water. our body needs water & water has one of the most crucial roles in our being. we need to always use the right among of water so our body could work exact on the system. so being dehydrated can hurt us in so many ways.
Austin Hill Profile
Austin Hill answered

most people stop growing at the age of 21 so just exercise a lot and eat healthy. I'm 6'2'' and the tallest person in my family by a long shot. I also have a long time until I'm done growing and I eat LOTS of broccoli so maybe that could help.

Ida K. Cascio Tonya Profile

Height increases up to the age of 18 in women and up to the age of 24 in men. Increase in height can be attributed to the production of a hormone, called the Human Growth Hormone, which is secreted by the pituitary gland within the human body.

How to Increase Height after the Age of 18 Years?

It is really difficult to increase height after the age of 18, primarily due to the fact that the bones stop growing at this age. Surgeries and growth hormones which promise height growth in adults are potentially dangerous and detrimental for the body. However, with a few tricks and tips, it is possible to add a few inches or at least appear taller.

I think Proper diet and nutrition play a vital role in improving your height.

Proper Diet and Nutrition:

In order to get protein, carbohydrates, amino acids and calcium required for healthy growth and development, attention should be paid on consuming the following food items.


.Egg yolk




.Green vegetables


.Nuts such as almonds and peanuts




.Fruits like apples and bananas

.Milk and dairy products

**Stretching and Exercise:


**proper sleep:

Cory Earnest Profile
Cory Earnest answered

If I were you, I'd give up on this idea. Simply don't think about it, exercise and eat a lot of protein, keep my head up high and a straight posture, like mentioned above. Don't obsess over it, because in my observation, even if you grow an inch or two more, you'll never be quite satisfied if your goal is to become truly tall.

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

Most guys finish growing in height around the age of 21. Eat a balanced diet, get a good amount of sleep and exercise, and your body will reach its maximum height. What exactly that height is we can't tell you. Genetics will play a huge factor there. In my family the guys are on average 5'10"-5'11". There is the occasional one that makes it over 6'0" or is only 5'6"-5'8".

William Morris Profile
William Morris answered

Men go on growing up to 21, if I am not mistaking. I wouldn't recommend you to wait until your 21 and then consult professionals which supplement suits you better. Here is a reliable online store providing with top quality natural supplements and growth hormones, check . Don't forget about vitamins and minerals, if you have some bad habits they could also affect your natural growth in a negative way. 

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