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    yo
    im 18 years old and im 5'7
    i havent grown at all for the past 2 years
    my friends tell me that i messed up 3 years ago, when i lost some weight because i was overweight, and apparently that caused me to stop growing. is there any truth to that ?
    plus for around 3 years now, i have been sleeping on a sofa most of the time, does this affect anything?
    all i want to know is that is there a chance i grow a couple for inches ? if so, what can i do to maximise the chances of that happening, i,e eating healthy (which i dont most of the time), drinking milk, etc etc.
    currently, i intend on joining gym and losing some weight, as i have gained some pounds, and also intend to build some muscle. but i heard that doing weights is bad at this age, as it prevents growth?

    i know i sound lost and all, but i just need some good clarifiication wheter or not i can still grow, and how i can maximise my chances to

    thanks everyone
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    What gender are you?
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    Nope. Growth is linear but once it levels off, it levels off completely (when puberty is complete). Sorry but that's the truth.You could have leg lengthening surgery but if you value walking, don't do it bro. 5'7 is really not THAT short, I was that height a year back and felt average. Now at 5'9, I feel even more average but not noticeably taller. It's not a big deal


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    There's no truth to what your friends said. You were always destined, like me, to be a short arse.
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    (Original post by tnfr123)
    yo
    im 18 years old and im 5'7
    i havent grown at all for the past 2 years
    my friends tell me that i messed up 3 years ago, when i lost some weight because i was overweight, and apparently that caused me to stop growing. is there any truth to that ?
    plus for around 3 years now, i have been sleeping on a sofa most of the time, does this affect anything?
    all i want to know is that is there a chance i grow a couple for inches ? if so, what can i do to maximise the chances of that happening, i,e eating healthy (which i dont most of the time), drinking milk, etc etc.
    currently, i intend on joining gym and losing some weight, as i have gained some pounds, and also intend to build some muscle. but i heard that doing weights is bad at this age, as it prevents growth?

    i know i sound lost and all, but i just need some good clarifiication wheter or not i can still grow, and how i can maximise my chances to

    thanks everyone

    Doubt there is anything in that mate. The research suggests that human children, like all young animals, stop growing during lean times when nutrition is scarce like war and famine but growth quickly accelerates, if and when, the nutrition sources open up again and they fulfill their full height. Obviously if your nutrition has been poor for a extensive period and still is poor as you reach adulthood and growth plates close than yes, your height is reduced.

    Also doing weights does not harm growth. That is outdated. Being inactive and eating unhealthily is much more likely to stunt growth.
 
 
 
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