Am 25yrs old and have been following Paleo strict for 2 months, following a wendler 5-3-1, sprints twice a week. To my amazement I have grown 3cm. Is there a mechanism to examine this?
Are you sure it's actual height?
25 is not too old for a late growth spurt, although it is unusual.
3 cm seems to be a bit outside of an expected measurement error....
My theory is that the sprints and the lifts have helped to improve your posture so you stood up taller.
To examine if you grew? Yup - a ruler.
But seriously, it could also just be normal, albeit late, growth. Apparently our brains don't fully develop until our 20s. I didn't have all my adult teeth until I was 17 (!). It happens. Maybe you have also gained better posture and flexibility, so you are standing up straighter.
Yea, I agree with others that improved posture from the exercise program could have made the difference. Think about it, if your spine has excessive kyphosis obviously you aren't going to be as tall as you would be with a less kyphotic posture. Exercise can help with that.
Height varies roughly 2 cm between rising and evening, with rising being the taller. Usually sexual maturation will stop long bones from growing due to estrogen levels rising and causing growth platelets on bones to harden. This will surely have happened by age 25 under almost every set of circumstances. Certain diseases will alter this and have people growing after teen years. A Paleo diet might theoretically ad some cm to ones adult height, but only if started at birth.
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