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I'm shrinking! #4590372
11/30/17 08:37 PM
11/30/17 08:37 PM
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Oakville, Ontario
Patman Offline OP
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When I first got my driver's license at 16, I was 5'9" tall and I didn't measure my height again until I was in my mid 30s and I was 5'8" tall then. Just yesterday I measured my height again, and I'm now only 5'7" tall, I'm a week away from my 48th birthday. How many others on here have tracked the progress of their "shrinking" and did you lose 2 inches in height by my age?


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590381
11/30/17 08:48 PM
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Yoga has kept it to a 1" loss. Do yoga-stay flexible.

It's not a religion so you can do it.

Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Kira] #4590382
11/30/17 08:51 PM
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4WD Online confused
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My BMI calculator says I should be 7-2 wink


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: 4WD] #4590395
11/30/17 09:01 PM
11/30/17 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
My BMI calculator says I should be 7-2 wink

grin Yeah I need a bit of stretching too!
I don't think I'm shrinking yet but I haven't really been keeping track that closely.


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590425
11/30/17 09:47 PM
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I used to be 6'2". Now at age 54 I am 6'1". it's normal to shrink as you age. 2" is a lot though.


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590426
11/30/17 09:51 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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ON, Canada eh?
Patman, disc compression in your back maybe? I'm a whole 1" shorter since I had 3 discs blow out on me with my back injury. grin2


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590437
11/30/17 10:07 PM
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LOL wait until you're nearly 74.


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590441
11/30/17 10:12 PM
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When I registered for the draft at 18 in 1970, I was 64 tall and weighed 175 lbs. 3 months ago during a doctors visit I was still 64 tall. However my weight has changed! wink

Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590517
11/30/17 11:57 PM
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Bones lose their density as you age smile


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590530
12/01/17 12:35 AM
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I used to be 5'5" tall in teens and 20's , then early 30's 5'4 3/4 inches, then at 47 5'3 and 1/2. I did inversion for long time every day and got back about 1/2 inch.

Last edited by andrewp1998; 12/01/17 12:36 AM.

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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590573
12/01/17 05:00 AM
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Michigan
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I don't want to know. I am still mad I never hit 6'


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590595
12/01/17 06:15 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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I used to be 5'11" now I am 5'9"


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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590625
12/01/17 06:57 AM
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I was 6' 1 3/4" by the most accurate measurement when I was around 20 and closer to 6'1" now at just past 50.
I know that weight training used to shrink me a bit temporarily, on the heaviest squat I ever did I just cleared the brackets with the bar and then I couldn't quite get back over them after a few reps. I was all alone in the gym and started to freak out, finally I decided to try to jump just a bit while also lunging forward to clear myself of the rack if I lost the bar. I got the bar back in place and wasn't so excited about maxing out my squat after that.

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Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590671
12/01/17 07:48 AM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Dropped from 5 10 to 5 8 1/2
I have sort of stabilized by back exercises. Best one is rubber chord pulling apart in front of me. W working skeptics. Also pull down machine and Phillips if you can. Even I f you can't it helps. Go to the gym and see a trainer.

You can't stop the spine from settling but maintaining posture helps

Last edited by Al; 12/01/17 07:55 AM.

Re: I'm shrinking! [Re: Patman] #4590681
12/01/17 07:59 AM
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WA state, USA
NothingNew Offline
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WA state, USA
OP,

With the amount of height loss you've experienced at your age you might want to consider getting a bone density test.

Last edited by NothingNew; 12/01/17 07:59 AM.
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