How Do You Grow?

When you eat, your food is broken down and sent to the cells of your body. These cells take in the food and grow bigger. Then each cell divides and becomes two cells exactly like itself. Each cell divides again, making four cells, and so on. This cell division goes on day and night. As the number of cells in your body becomes greater, you grow bigger and bigger.

When you are about 20 years old, a change takes place. Your plan for growing up is completed. From then on, your body stops growing taller, but the foods you eat keep your body in good running order, and help repair any worn-out parts. After you reach your full height, you may get fatter or thinner, but you won’t get any taller.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

3 thoughts on “How Do You Grow?”

  1. hi please tell me wat i am supposed to eat or do to grow taller am already 17 yrs old and everyone in my family is tall except me thanks

  2. am 16 yr 9mn old girl, my height is 163cm, my mother’s height is 171cm n my father’s height is 180cm, pls suggest me some diet n exercises to grow of my mother’s height

  3. I’m 13 years old and imma around 5’5 or 5’6, my dad is 5’11 and my mom is 5’2 . When will i stop growing and what height will I end up being ?

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