Does jumping make you taller?


Quick Answer

Jumping, or any type of physical exercise, along with a healthy diet and adequate sleep is a good way to ensure a healthy body grows to its full potential, but it does not make you grow, according to WebMD. Concerns about height can be addressed by an endocrinologist who can use a bone age test X-ray to determine future growth or abnormal issues that are affecting growth.

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Proper nutrition, exercise and sleep are the main, non-genetic factors that help determine a person's height. Genetic factors passed down from the parents also play a large role in a person's final height. The general formula for determining height for a boy is adding 5 inches to the mother's height, add that to the fathers height and divide that number by 2. For a girl, take the father's height and subtract five inches, add that to the mothers height and divide that number in half.

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