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    carol henry Posts: 12, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 3, 2016, 11:14 PM
    How tall will I be?will I grow taller by stretching and exercising?
    I'm 14 year girl 5'2"got first period father is 5'8", my mother is 5'3",aunts(father's side) are 5'7",5'5", uncle (father's side)is 5'11",aunts (mother's side)are 5'4 and 5'0", uncle (mother's side) is 5'7". Two months ago I started doing 20min resistance training(pushups,crunches,ab exercises)daily,then 30min stretching including splits,bridge,cobra,scorpion... etc. and didn't grow anymore tall will I be.does stretching help, and if it does will it take long time to show I have to follow a specific diet or exercise program?what should I do? Thanks.
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    J_9 Posts: 40,299, Reputation: 5646

    Sep 3, 2016, 11:33 PM
    You will only grow as tall as your genetics tell your body to grow. You could be as tall as the tallest member of your family, or as short as the shortest.

    Exercise and diet are good for you, they are healthy, but won't make you grow taller.
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Sep 4, 2016, 10:20 AM
    Sorry, your genetics set the height. I am 6', my wife 5'9". Children are 6'2", 6'1" boys, 5'10" and 5'4" girls. 5'4" is out of line but! 2 GC boys at 6'4". You night grow a bit more but not through exercises. Be happy you are healthy and keep up the good work!

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