Can I grow taller after 16 and if so, how much

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Kool_Dude678
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Can I still grow? I am a male, 16 y/o, 5'8, and 155 lbs. My dad is 5'11-5'11.5 and My mom is 5'1. Please lmk some of your tips on how to grow taller as well
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You can, but it's not likely to be much.
There are no tips to grow taller. You cannot really control it, it's genetics.
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genes my guy
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oh yes! You'll be pleased to know I grew from the ages of 16-18...
I grew an inch.
I'm 5 foot now.

In all seriousness, boys start puberty a little later that girls so reach their peak height at a later age, this is around 16. You can't really make yourself grow more, It's mostly down to genetics (which you fit according to my calculations) just make sure you're eating a balanced diet and doing exercise including running or jumping. (I was told by my doctor to estimate a child's adult height you add the two parents heights (in cm), divide by two and then either -8 if its a girl or +8 for a boy.)
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not much
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I was 171.4cm at 16 and at 19 was 173.1 lmao (that's 5'623''' and 5'679''). haven't grown anymore since! I wasn't even that healthy so im surprised I grew

Eat really well, healthy balanced diet, and keep at a healthy weight (BMI 20-25) and sleep really well, u will have a good chance of growing little more
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I was 171.4cm at 16 and at 19 was 173.1 lmao (that's 5'623''' and 5'679''). haven't grown anymore since! I wasn't even that healthy so im surprised I grew

Eat really well, healthy balanced diet, and keep at a healthy weight (BMI 20-25) and sleep really well, u will have a good chance of growing little more
not a fan of BMI personally, its a crude measure and doesn't take into account things like bone density and muscle mass, so had little value as an indicator of health. Athletes (particularly shorter ones) with a low body fat % and high muscle mass can score 'overweight' or even 'obese' using BMI due to the weight of muscle- yet be incredibly fit and healthy.
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(Original post by lol.yolo)
not a fan of BMI personally, its a crude measure and doesn't take into account things like bone density and muscle mass, so had little value as an indicator of health. Athletes (particularly shorter ones) with a low body fat % and high muscle mass can score 'overweight' or even 'obese' using BMI due to the weight of muscle- yet be incredibly fit and healthy.
It suits a lot of things well, ie getting a rough guide of weight/height ratio that can give a quick and easy guide to health. Easy for the poster above to work it out and have a general idea of his health in terms of weight. The BMI range of 20-25 is a lot, too, so gives some room for muscle mass, bone etc like you mentioned. Is this 16 year old gonna go to a doctor and get a more detailed test like fat %, measurements or whatnot??? no. so BMI works perfect for him in this situation.
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Growth charts show that majority of guys grow just a little after the ages of 18.
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