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Tall family, younger brother taller than me, had negative thoughts and stress through puberty. Has that affected my height growth?

Hi, Basically, my father is 6 3 and my mother is 5 7, I am 19 and 5 9.5 and I already have a younger brother taller than me. When I was was going through puberty I was relatively tall for my age group and was rather embarrassed and would pray to stop growing. I was wondering if my thoughts or will, or even stress created from these negative thoughts could have prevented me from reaching my height potential, because right now I feel I should be much taller? Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jun 2012
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Thanks for writing to us.
Stress plays an important role in release of growth hormone which is responsible for the increase of height. Now that you have attained puberty, you can stress on aerobic exercises and relaxation techniques like yoga which can help in increasing your height.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Fri, 8 Jun 2012
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