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Old 07-23-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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am I too short?

I'm 17 and I'm about 5'6 1/2. Most of my friends are taller than I am. Am I short for my age? I think I already had kind of a 'growth spurt' so I'm kind of concerned. Also, does anyone know if it's true that doing more physical exercise can stimulate growth hormones that make you grow taller? (Aside from genetic factors..) Just curious..

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Old 07-24-2005, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: am I too short?

I am 18 and only 5'2, so your height is just fine.

 
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: am I too short?

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I'm 17 and I'm about 5'6 1/2. Most of my friends are taller than I am. Am I short for my age? I think I already had kind of a 'growth spurt' so I'm kind of concerned. Also, does anyone know if it's true that doing more physical exercise can stimulate growth hormones that make you grow taller? (Aside from genetic factors..) Just curious..

-Joe

You are of average height for your age.

 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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Re: am I too short?

yea dont sweat it..my aunt of 43 is shorter than me and im 5'2 and 14 years old

 
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Re: am I too short?

You can't fight genetics, but making sure you have a proper diet can help. Don't know about the exercise, but I supposed being fit helps too, although I've heard that certain things, like bodybuidling, can actually stunt bone growth.

As for you being 'too short'. You are below the world average, for a full-grown man (but you're not doen yet) and also slightly below average for a 17 year old. Height charts usually indicate that by age 17, you've done most of your growing, but don't stop completely until about 20 years old.

But those are just statistics. Feeling like you're too short is just an attitude. There are lots of really attractive 'short' guys around. For example, here are some guys who are 5'7": Tom Cruise, Eminem, Kurt Cobain, Robert Downey Jr., Emilio Estevez...

 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
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Re: am I too short?

Hey your hieght is not that bad and plus most guys grow unnoticibly until there 21yrs old.

 
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