Can You Increase Your Height at 27?


At 27 years of age, you won’t experience any increases in your height. You reach your maximum height a few years after the onset of puberty. Males continue to grow until they’re about 16 years old. Females begin menses at an average age of 12.8 and from that point grow an average of 3 inches more in their lifetime. Girls who start menstruating earlier will grow an average of 4 inches more from that period, according to a 2000 article in the Western Journal of Medicine. By around age 14, girls will have reached their maximum height.

Look Taller at 27

  • If you’re looking to boost your height in your 20s, you can make efforts to improve your posture, which in turn will make you appear taller. Use a mirror to check out your posture and make adjustments if necessary. Your head should be held up and your ears, hips, knees and ankles should each be level with each other. For example, if you’re slouching to one side, your left hip may sit lower than your right and you will appear to be shorter overall. Use abdominal, oblique, lower back and hip exercises to strengthen your core so you can more comfortably hold your spine in position and remain upright.

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