I would like to get some sort of estimate of how tall I will be. I just turned 15 and I am 5’8. My Mum is 5’5, my Dad is 6’3 and my sister who is 18 is 5’7. I’m not sure if this relevant but I have big hands and feet and reasonably broad shoulders.

There is no method to determine a person’s height that is 100% accurate. Your adult height is controlled mostly by your genes (the traits that you receive from your parents/family at birth). Other factors that can affect your height include: the age your body begins to change (puberty), nutrition, chronic illnesses and certain medication. The formula below can estimate what your height will be as an adult.

  1. Add your mother and father’s height in inches or centimeters.
  2. Add 5 inches (for boys)
  3. Divide this number by 2

Example:   65 + 75 = 140, add 5 inches = 145, divide by 2= 72.5

72.5 inches = 6 feet 1/2 inch

Your adult height will be about- 6’1/2” (give or take a couple of inches)

The best way to grow to your full height is to stay healthy, eat a well-balanced and nutritious diet, exercise daily, and get enough sleep. Avoid taking over-the-counter products that claim to make you taller. They don’t work and can actually cause health problems.