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    So basically I am really insecure about my height. I know that I should just accept it and get on with my life as there are people in much worse situations, but I just really struggle to accept the fact that I am short and probably will be for the rest of my life.

    Is there any chance I will keep growing for a couple more years and get to like 5"10? M parents aren't short either at 5"11 and 5"6... so I feel as though I definitely reached my limits, but I haven't seen significant growth for the last year or so which is what worries me.

    Are there any exercises I can do to try and help my body to gain a few more inches? Also is there any foods that I should be eating? And will lifting weights stunt my growth?
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    (Original post by sam_1999)
    So basically I am really insecure about my height. I know that I should just accept it and get on with my life as there are people in much worse situations, but I just really struggle to accept the fact that I am short and probably will be for the rest of my life.

    Is there any chance I will keep growing for a couple more years and get to like 5"10? M parents aren't short either at 5"11 and 5"6... so I feel as though I definitely reached my limits, but I haven't seen significant growth for the last year or so which is what worries me.

    Are there any exercises I can do to try and help my body to gain a few more inches? Also is there any foods that I should be eating? And will lifting weights stunt my growth?
    Dude just eat healthy and you'll grow. Men don't stop growing until 21. I wouldn't worry about it, lol, I'm 5'8 and 18 xD

    Yes, weights will stunt your growth, I'd keep away from them until you reached your peak height.
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    (Original post by Drunq)
    Dude just eat healthy and you'll grow. Men don't stop growing until 21.
    You sure? Can't think of many people I knew at 18 who suddenly became notable taller in the few years after. Apparently it's more bone broadening than lengthening.

    Pretty sure I was 5ft 7 at 17, and I'm 5ft 7 now. Go Japan OP, 5ft 7 or above is tall lol.
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    (Original post by Drunq)
    Dude just eat healthy and you'll grow. Men don't stop growing until 21. I wouldn't worry about it, lol, I'm 5'8 and 18 xD

    Yes, weights will stunt your growth, I'd keep away from them until you reached your peak height.
    No, that's a myth, any proof to back that statement up?
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    I'd predict you being in the middle of 5"8 and 5"9.
    I guess 5"9 would be okay, I'd be so happy if I can reach 5"10 though
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    probably won't grow much more buddy


    but it's not worth fussing over.
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    (Original post by joey11223)
    You sure? Can't think of many people I knew at 18 who suddenly became notable taller in the few years after. Apparently it's more bone broadening than lengthening.

    Pretty sure I was 5ft 7 at 17, and I'm 5ft 7 now. Go Japan OP, 5ft 7 or above is tall lol.
    You could simply go to your GP and ask if your growth plates have closed yet, by doing this you'll have a much more accurate answer.

    (Original post by Blazing 420)
    No, that's a myth, any proof to back that statement up?
    It is a myth, however there is also no evidence to support the opposite (weights don't effect height)
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    (Original post by Drunq)
    Dude just eat healthy and you'll grow. Men don't stop growing until 21. I wouldn't worry about it, lol, I'm 5'8 and 18 xD

    Yes, weights will stunt your growth, I'd keep away from them until you reached your peak height.
    Yeah I think that is a good point, I need to make sure I get a lot of sleep and eat healthy. I'm going to start drinking a lot of milk and water as well.
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    (Original post by joey11223)
    You sure? Can't think of many people I knew at 18 who suddenly became notable taller in the few years after. Apparently it's more bone broadening than lengthening.

    Pretty sure I was 5ft 7 at 17, and I'm 5ft 7 now. Go Japan OP, 5ft 7 or above is tall lol.
    Japan seems good, I don't like anime but I guess I will try and become a weeaboo from now on.
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    You are 17 so your growth plates most probably aren't closed. So try to get as much nutrients as possible, especially vitamin D.

    Also I heard stretching every morning and evening can help.
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    (Original post by Goaded)
    probably won't grow much more buddy


    but it's not worth fussing over.


    I'd be happy with 5"9 but even so after uni I want to join the Royal Marine's so I guess that will make up for it? (I'm definitely going to have short man syndrome loll)
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    You may just be late for a growth spur, I went from 5"9-5"10 to 6"0-6"1 in the course of a year (at 15).
    Yeah I was kind of a late bloomer in puberty so maybe I will get lucky and have one soon
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    (Original post by sam_1999)
    Japan seems good, I don't like anime but I guess I will try and become a weeaboo from now on.
    Dude you don't need to go Japan, trust me.

    Some people are late bloomers, like me. I was 5"9", till I was 18 then I had a growth spurt and got to 5"11". And by 19 I was an inch taller.

    It all depends on the individual and their genetics, so don't don't jump to conclusions so soon.
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    (Original post by sam_1999)


    I'd be happy with 5"9 but even so after uni I want to join the Royal Marine's so I guess that will make up for it? (I'm definitely going to have short man syndrome loll)
    ugh, i went to school with my brother and people used to always tell me how hot he is.... and now he's in the army it's even worse not what you wanna hear lol

    but honestly if you're worried about finding someone... anyone worth having wouldn't care.

    i'm 5'6 which i guess is average/above average a bit for a girl and honestly i really don't care as long as a guy is taller
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    royal marines are cool tho
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    You probably won't grow much more to be honest, but don't worry too much about it. Plenty of short men are successful.
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    (Original post by Blazing 420)
    You are 17 so your growth plates most probably aren't closed. So try to get as much nutrients as possible, especially vitamin D.

    Also I heard stretching every morning and evening can help.
    Yeah going to try to get as much nutrients as possible, as well as drinking like 4 big glasses of whole milk a day
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    (Original post by Drunq)
    You could simply go to your GP and ask if your growth plates have closed yet, by doing this you'll have a much more accurate answer.



    It is a myth, however there is also no evidence to support the opposite (weights don't effect height)
    Here a quick Google search and I have already debunked your claim:https://www.google.mu/#q=lifting+wei...ts+growth+myth
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    (Original post by Goaded)
    ugh, i went to school with my brother and people used to always tell me how hot he is.... and now he's in the army it's even worse not what you wanna hear lol

    but honestly if you're worried about finding someone... anyone worth having wouldn't care.

    i'm 5'6 which i guess is average/above average a bit for a girl and honestly i really don't care as long as a guy is taller
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    royal marines are cool tho
    Haha, it's just when I see all of the girls on Twitter say like men under 6ft shouldn't exist I do get a bit insecure lmao
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    (Original post by sam_1999)
    Haha, it's just when I see all of the girls on Twitter say like men under 6ft shouldn't exist I do get a bit insecure lmao
    a good 90% of those girls have STIs and no one to luv them, i wouldnt worry
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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    Lots of manlets in denial in this thread...

    You probably won't grow much more to be honest, but don't worry too much about it. Plenty of short men are successful.
    Yeah I guess that's true, I want to join the Royal Marine's and as my dad was one I have met plenty of them and loads were like 5"6/5"7
 
 
 
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