https://www.amazon.com/Just-Jump-Set-Steppers-Agility/dp/B000ELSZRU/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538931800&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=romper+stomper fuck that, I started wearing these too work 2 years ago, I'm now the vice president of my company and fucking my and everyone else secretary.
Sure, I can take a stab at it. You are exactly right--- one would think that connecting up with the social justice community would be a natural thing to do. But the truth of the matter is that the liberal, social justice oriented community in general does not seem to believe that heightism is a thing, relative to other forms of discrimination.
Try this: go to metafilter.com, which is an influential left-leaning community with a reputation for high-quality online dialogue, and start searching for social justice terms.
I'll start compiling a table:
Out of the four hits for heightism, exactly one is a post ON heightism, and that post is on "heightism against the tall."
It is just an empirical observation that people heavily invested in social justice have not jumped on the heightism bandwagon. I will definitely concede that many people of a social-justice persuasion can be quicker to embrace it as a cause, but other social-justice oriented people will be quicker to dismiss it as unimportant compared to all of the other identity/class issues.
And I think that people who are interested in heightism don't necessarily expect parades on their behalf, or entire movements dedicated to them, or anti-heightist amendments to the constitution, but it is still surprising how many people are absolutely unwilling to even devote a moment's worth of mental mindshare to the notion that "short people are treated unfairly in our society."
No there was a survey nationwide of high school age students (18 years old) that accounted for socioeconomic status. The average height for that generation was 5’9 for higher income boys and 5’7 for lower income boys. The sample size for the survey was more then 34,000. Keep in mind this was in 2011 so almost a decade old now.
I can’t speak for the older generation, but the average height could easily be above 5’8 for the younger generation assuming the conditions for the lower income boys have improved in the last ten years.
At about 5'8" in the 1700's, neither was William Eaton...
It looks like Quora is pretty sympathetic to us considering most of the responses for the topics short men and short people,
"Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children."
So you're technically right. What she said was a lot stupider and more long winded.
Yes, Find a good beginner training program. I recommend to start with Stronglifts 5x5. More importantly read up on bodybuilding.com to set up a simple yet proper diet for gaining mass. Don't get too sucked in with fancy routines or supplements. Quality food is the best supplement by far.
Not for showing off, just so you know I know a bit about this stuff
i use this
im me first few years i used for long time a ball of 3-4 socks in each shoe, was very unconfortable and after that a very unconfortable plataform that i made myself since i discovered that elevator thing for myself, after a few years i notice others short ppl use them too through internet or was shown in tv for sell , after that i found that one in aliexpress, and is confortable and good
sorry my english
Yea, I personally think self hating Asians (like Jenny An) are far worse than the people who won't consider anyone outside their own race. The Jenny An-ers are basically saying its okay for them to be Asian, but not the guys.
4-Layer Unisex Height High Increase Shoe Insoles Lifts for Men Women Shoe Pad Lift Kit Air Cushion Heel Inserts 4 Layer (3.54" / 9cm) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079JWJB8K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_31HNPYW3H6PFMTYAB1DP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Keep in mind that it’s 3.54” not including the actual sole height of the original shoes. So add one inch to that.
Good move. Sitting too close to the wheel can be very dangerous in case the airbag ever deploys.
I am guessing this sub doesn't have a lot of experience with pedal extenders. I found these on Amazon, but you will have to buy the clutch separately. Depending on the length you need, it won't be hard to find using Google or eBay.
The people on /r/dwarfism or /r/cars might also have recommendations for you.
Yeah, Express and Macy's are both pretty bad for short guys.
For casual shirts, I'd honestly check out Amazon Essentials shirts and their Goodthreads line of shirts. I recently grabbed a couple out of curiosity and they fit me perfectly. Now I'm 5'6 and somewhat athletic and I got the Small. If you're shorter and in shape maybe try the X-Small?
I don't follow why social welfare would promote nuclear families...
If the state offers robust welfare in the form of child welfare payments, and childcare subsidies, as it does in some scandi countries then women can raise children in effective isolation. Iceland, for instance has the highest birth rate and highest divorce rate, and most working mothers in Europe; men can be reduced to sperm donors.
'It is common for women to have kids with more than one man'
So if you are a woman, not economically dependent on a partner for financial support or childcare then your demands of a partner are significantly reduced, and I argue, a large part of the demand can focus on conventional physical characteristics.
Most of these people are men who are furiously upvoting either because they're short guys hoping the meme is true, or tall guys "showing solidarity".
In real life, 4% of women will even consider dating a short man.
My recommendation is to shift focus. While it's all good to work to find someone to share a life with, the first and most important thing is yourself. Women more often than not go for men who focus on themselves. Not in a narcissistic manner, but rather in that they seek to accomplish their personal ambitions, and do a variety of things with their lives. When you start doing things, and meeting people as you go through life, or share your life events with others, it will draw in the people who want to take part.
My advice is take up a few hobbies, one physical, a few not (musical instrument), and maybe get a pet. Shelters give pets away for $109 last I checked.
Also spend more of your time, right now in your youth, learning skills that will help in your future. Udemy can teach a variety of skills from professionals cheaply. Find something you like, and spend time working on it. Accomplishing in these things increases your confidence, which is freakin honey to people in general.
Also, lastly, Meetup.com is good if you are looking for people of similar interests to yourself. Who knows. It might lead somewhere.
TLDR: Quit putting time in on women and focus on making yourself awesome, for yourself and anyone who is family and friends.
I do work out, but unfortunately, I think I just have genetics on my side here, so I don't know how useful my advice will be. Plus, it's not actually bear mode since I'm not particularly strong, I just gain muscle easily for whatever reason. I've actually lost 60 lbs already at this weight, and am looking at losing 20 more.
Have you looked at /r/fitness and calorie counting sites like MyFitnessPal? I think the consensus for bulking is that you essentially breathe in (complex) carbs and lift 3-4 times a week while maintaining your macros
Do you know why Satoshi Kanazawa got such backlash? Because he published his "findings" on a scientific peer-reviewed journal.
The guy you are talking about, Tim Olds, published an opinion piece in The Conversation. A little trip to ResearchGate shows his research is related to obesity.
However, even his articles on The Conversation about that get called out, like this one:
This is the kind of stuff he doesn't dare putting on a scientific peer-reviewed journal, because he knows the reviewers and editors will call him crazy and not accept the article.
The Guardian(here in the UK) just published a similar article. It's got over 100+ comments already. Though the article doesn't go far enough if at all n calling out heightism or asking uncomfortable questions at all really. It's a very superficial look at the issue. Most of the comments are sadly very ignorant n mocking of the issue. Lotsa whataboutery n denial. People really are thick as shit :/.
You should talk to your pediatrician.
1. normal genetic variant - You are within normal limits (https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/height)
2. undernutrition - based on your history of decreased appetite. Would need to get a BMI on you though.
3. IGF-1 deficiency - I will reserve my thoughts on this and leave
(The list is about 20 long, but it would really depend more on your history and physical.
Amazon doesn't have them anymore.. they were called half elevator insole for men - 1/2 inches
Comfy enough to wear all day
These have more height, less comfy but compress.. these are my second go to.. 2 Pcs 1.5" Height Increase Heel Lifts Foam Pads Insoles Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGXGLOM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xI2QzbGCMTBT6
Possible to stack the two.. I used duct tape once haha
getting blank T-shirts buy a variety from Amazon, you'll find a much better variety than at stores and once you find on that fits they'll have better variety. Also they have a generous return policy. This especially helpful if you're big(muscular or fat) and short I have a hard time finding shirts that fit me in the shoulder but aren't too long. Also at least for men's clothing I've never bought the kids version of anything but belts since the fit is always terrible.
Also grab one of those plastic folding step stools they're perfect for getting that extra 6-12in but are actually quick enough to setup that you'll actually use them.
Also If your buying boots you can watch online manufacturers for clearance they have periodically for their biggest and smallest shoe sizes.
Car LPT buy japanese, they're made for shorter people.
My secret for jumping more higher is big quads.
Like everything else, there is good things about been short and tall, my brother in law is 34 years old 6'4 and his back is killing him, cars are not made for really tall people, not all women is attracted for 6'0 guys just as like not all of the women are attracted for a 5'5 guy, the conclusion is:
“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Being short definitely has some innate advantages. Some are related directly to lower weight (assuming equal proportions), while others are height itself. One particularly strong advantage is longer lifespan. I think this one is mostly related to caloric consumption, as many studies have shown a correlation between reduced calorie consumption and longevity. Smaller people would consume fewer calories, on average. Also, lower cancer rate since there are literally fewer cells in your body that can become cancerous.
I will add a few anecdotal social advantages as well:
Tend to look younger. This might suck when you are still young, but once you hit late 20s its nice to shave a few years off
Less intimidating. While it's sometimes a good thing to look intimidating, it can also work against you. This one is situational.
Blend into a crowd. It's much easier to become invisible in a crowd (especially mixed-gender crowd) if you are shorter. Tall people can't disappear as easily.
The Truth About Your Height is an interesting read that goes into various scientific, medical, and practical aspects of height.
Same shoe size. But I only use a max of 2 cm insoles. I hated this one you showed on the picture, never fitted well on my shoes. Now I'm just using gel ones and works perfect, like this ones.
See THAT'S real advice. Doc Martins look badass, sounds like they walk/run like a normal shoe, add a big lift, and are totally my style. I also had a look at these bad boys, which are also my style.
I like the idea of platformers b/c it's owning the height jump instead of sacrificing your gait to hide something pretty obvious. I think thick soles like this just looks powerful and badass-- why hide it?
a tip btw, you can wear those height increasing insoles, they give a tiny bit more height so u can touch that 5'6 mark..
Check on Amazon essential jeans, these jeans are slim fit on me and good looking Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-Fit Stretch Jean https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BJKYBFX/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_DRXRRN58W4VNJ0HMZH4T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I'd highly suggest lifts bro, I have a psychological issue and wearing lifts has improved my outlook on life 100%, here I'll link the ones I bought Adjustable Height Increase... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0951XPR38?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I believe this is one of the best purchases I have ever made in my life!! They've helped substantially in many areas, I wear them in my shoes and it's just great all around! Highly suggest!
I'm talking about the young generation exclusively, and ones from higher economic backgrounds. There is zero chance India's average height for the younger age bracket is 5'4/5'5. Find me a single modern study which says the average height for the young gen is 5'4/5'5.
Look at the numbers I posted in the study. Those are taken from measurements. The average height measured for 18 year olds was 174.4 cm for higher income and 169.1 for lower income, and there were over 30,000 boys measured. I don't know where it said anything about villages either, it just said measurements were taken from everywhere; North, South, West and Northeast. And there are a decent amount of people well over the 6 foot mark, especially in Punjab and Kerala.
Based on what? Outdated data?
This study which recorded the height of more than 30,000 18 year olds in 2011 had the average height at 174.4 cm for upper income boys and 169.1 cm for lower income boys.
Nah amongst younger generations now the average height is 5'7 for lower income high school students (18 y/o) and 5'9 for the higher income students.
So basically when looking at an X-ray of someone who is still growing, there are certain locations where the bones grow from (the point where the cells are making more bone). It’s kind of like a natural break that the bones are trying to heal by dividing, but it takes a long time (ie 18 years) to finish. The distal radius and ulna just means the part of your forearm (those are the forearm bones) closest to your hand. This is the location they usually measure bone age from. If your growth plate is still open and not fused, it usually means you are still growing. With a bone age of 17 its probably close to fused though, meaning that you are nearly done growing.
From what I remember exercise is supposed to delay the fusing of the growth plates (NAD though and medicine changes).
Source: had many bone age xrays done to monitor my growth as a kid. Ended up needing HGH injections to get to my height.
here is a short ebook that explains bone age and growth plates a bit more.
you tried it? im thinking about buy the same that i buy a years ago again since mine are a bit broken and old but still usable for sure for more time but since it is only a few euros i could buy a new one, do you recommend that one or the one i used for few years ?
i can use this in any type of shoe
The dancing man is a good example of how people can have compassion for a man whose been publicly body shamed.
Can you imagine if a short man had such an outpouring of VIP support after a night of height bashing and ridicule in a club? I can't. That's because society hasn't yet identified height ridicule as a form of body shaming. It takes people of all heights to push the issue.
You're telling me this guy is saying this? This has to be a joke.
He’s my physique idol when I get that age. But to women his age the question still applies.
However, here’s a guy my age just a bit shorter: http://www.fitocracy.com/knowledge/fitocracy-member-spotlight-gzcl/. Also my physique goal
Could be Osgood-Schlatter Disease. My brother had it really bad due to growing really quickly. The symptoms you describe are exactly what he had. I think it goes away eventually on its own but you may wanna have a doc check it out.
> (first children are generally smaller as the womb of a woman who has never carried a child is less "stretchy"
Do you have a source for that?
This encyclopedia says "laterborns tend to be shorter and to suffer higher rates of childhood mortality than do their older siblings"
Also, I was first born and my siblings are all average height or just under average height.
Edit: a medical study that found "First-borns were taller than later-borns (P < 0·0001), even when adjusted for parents' heights (0·31 vs 0·03 SDS; P = 0·001). There was an incremental height decrease with increasing birth order, so that first-borns were taller than second-borns (P < 0·001), who were in turn taller than third-borns (P = 0·007)."
I couldn't find any data stating that first borns tend to be shorter.
Then with danish I was picking up the basics online and thoughreading and movies, however duolingo seemed to have added loads of other languages.
34 hours of duolingo is the equivalent of a semester of a uni course. source.
oh look, proof that their msg boards went back far before 2006
and good luck searching for one word/phrase among thousands of posts across multiple years under a different username (i was able to confirm what i used back then, and no, i'm not going to tell you)
i'll be accepting your apology now
overweight women are featured on magazine covers. Even Calvin Klein. Overweight and short men are the butts of all jokes.
Also : "Plus size women" do not want to date plus size men.
Especially considering that a third of office relationships lead to marriage.
Curious as to how you found this subreddit? What were you looking for?
As far as dating goes, I've found the shorter the woman, the more she wants an extremely tall guy. Based on my observations of the height preferences of women on Match.com women who are 5'5 and shorter tend to want a guy who is at least 5'10" to 6' tall. Whereas women 5'6 and above tend to be ok at a minimum with a guy maybe an inch shorter or their height or maybe an inch taller. I've spoken to short women and they've told me that they want a guy who is 3" taller than them so they don't tower over them when they wear heels. I feel in N. America, a lot of height preferences are societal conditioning. 6' is seen as the ideal height of a man, regardless of how short they are.
The last few girls I've gone out with were taller than me with the tallest being 5'10 or 6'. My ex used to wear heels sometimes when we went out and I used to find that sexy as hell. Confidence and not caring about societal expectations is sexy as hell.
My friend who's also into lifting and 5'5" recommended me his chair and since boughts months ago. It's amazing value and very comfortable, I'd highly recommend it if it's sold by you:
These are pretty good business casual shirts
Dockers Men's Long Sleeve Signature Comfort Flex Shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756P775M/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_1EEVKSWE6Z7F476QCHMF
Nautica Men's Classic Fit Short Sleeve Solid Soft Cotton Polo Shirt https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0ST6SG/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_43843ZSA01W2HKJVYSF4
These shirts fit very well
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts, Multipack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077ZL67P1/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_SK5MHT48XVCM4M1QQ90E?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
DANISH ENDURANCE Men's Premium T-Shirt, Organic Cotton & Modal Short Sleeve, Crew or V-Neck, Lightweight, Soft, 1-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CZPVNQ6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_P2E7H4ZC6Z9XT3R9R8G9?psc=1
I recommend both of these pants
Wrangler Authentics Men's Classic 5-Pocket Regular Fit Cotton Jean https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078MBMQZX/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_C0HEB4R21RRJAQ112SSQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Amazon Essentials Men's Athletic-Fit Stretch Jean https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BJL22NY/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_64X4PYD6NR8DXF5GXWD6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You can simply order shorter shorts on Amazon.
Look for shorts with 5” or 7” inseam.
I have a couple of these and they are great.
Thank you so much for the insight, so I guess training is a more important factor. Do you have any suggestions for emergencies such as an injury?
I have looked at products like this one:
Do you think it may be a good aid in an emergency situation?
Thank me later. :) I give it 5 stars.
Amazon. They have 28 and 29 length. The 30x29 are perfect for me at 5'6".
I use the first level of these. It's 1.2" but I find it comfy and subtle.
Built like a corgi is my new favorite phase! Thanks OP!
I’m 4’10” (hubby is 5’ 4”) and I was recently telling our friends that we have TWO sewing machines. They were perplexed when I said that I can count with one hand the pants I didn’t have to hem/alter. Learning to sew as a short person is not a hobby, is a required skill!
Fellow shorties, get yourselves a cheap (but good) sewing machine and some tape
This is reddit and my comments are just that. If you want something more profound and in depth, may I suggest: https://www.amazon.com/Confidence-Gap-Guide-Overcoming-Self-Doubt/dp/1590309235/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=confidence&qid=1559703812&s=books&sr=1-7
I doubt if there's anything "tragic" about these.
I buy women's athletic socks, black. Here's an example: https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Terry-Athletic-Sport-6-Pack/dp/B017XVYVQC/ref=pd_yo_rr_bia_t_5?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=BND2CQE7Y2EA460ZZQC3
I've seen the way people around you height are treated. I've met two guys under 5'1 and both were given a super hard time by those around them. People wouldn't really say anything directly, but often there would be loud comments behind their back and shitty jokes towards them. It was fucking infuriating and I got into a fairly heated argument with a guy I confronted about his bullshit.
Some people will try to surgarcoat it, but being that short is really fucking hard from what I can tell. I think we may have some users around that height who can give better advice.
I'd suggest lifting, getting tips from subreddits that specialize in male fashion and working on your posture to start.
I'm sorry that people are so shitty man. Keep your chin up and don't give a fuck about what others think or say. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck might be a good book to read as well.
He's a scientist. Which means he has strong ability to rationalise, and a powerful mind. A powerful mind sometimes leads to powerful negative thoughts.
There's a book called Learned Optimism which teaches you to apply cognitive behavioural therapy to yourself. ABCDE.
Check out the ebook. You only need to read "The Optimistic Life" chapter to do it. I guarantee it will make him feel better if diligently applied.
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” - Sun Tzu, The Art of War
"Speak softly and carry a big stick" - Teddy Rosevelt, 26th US president
I can relate. I have felt that way in the past and still do, but to a much lesser extent. Before people cry "Five-ten isn't short!", one can feel that way when the average at your college is more than likely above 6'0" for males. Anyway, this may seem like a liability, but your height can be an asset. Some of the best negotiators in the world are short because people naturally underestimate them. Even if you don't become a professional negotiator, you will still be making many deals throughout your lifetime. My recommendations:
Even if you don't like Trump's politics,
read The Art of the Deal
Read The Art of War, you'll gain an immediate advantage based on the fact that many people who should read it, don't.
There is no bigger confidence booster than beating someone who you believe to be your superior in a fair game.
Sorry dude. If it makes you feel better this is most likely an awful place to be if you feel insecure about your height... I mean if you want it to get better. Go read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" or something.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a true statement. Work on your self-esteem and confidence.
The Feeling Good Handbook Paperback
by David D. Burns
You take care and stop being concerned about perceived negatives and start concentrating on your positives ! :)
Look up body weight exercises. Go for a run every morning. There is plenty to do to improve your fitness without a gym. Oh and most importantly, improve your diet! This is what i started with before I was ready to hit the gym.
The Mongols recorded a first-hand account of the man and what he was like and the thought processes behind his tactics. It includes descriptions of what he looked like. He was tall. I read this book. You can too, if you want: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-History-Mongols-Origin-Chingis/dp/0887272991
I get not wanting to back down, but this is just kinda silly.
You sound like me. Wide neck, short arms, and I have a barrel chest. Best I've found that's the closest is Express Men. But even those, you have to hem the sleeves. But, for all shirts, they fit the closest.
Oh, and their shirts don't cost an arm and a leg.
Also, look into collar extenders: Comfy Clothiers 10-pack Collar Extenders (Metal Button Extender) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018H6WKI8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_QQbgyb6D8TT43
There's a book: "The Truth About Your Height" that discusses various mechanical and practical aspects about height.
I do wish the book was a little more balanced, as it is more focused/biased towards shorter stature, but it is an interesting read regardless.
I'm not getting into a debate on this. There is scientific evidence to back up my assertion, so if you're really interested you can look for it. You can also read this book if you're interested. The author goes over dozens of studies showing how physical attractiveness impacts our lives, and how more physically attractive people tend to have better lives. This indicates that attractiveness is, indeed, objective, since most humans are able to identify it and agree when they see it, evidenced by their treatment of such people. Cheers.
Believe it or not, you are more than halfway there. Not because you happen to have a girlfriend, friends, a good life, etc., although those are indeed important trappings. But because you understand that you have it good; you understand that your anxiety and poor self-esteem is irrational; you understand that thinking that the world is miserable for short folks is bullshit; you want to change.
I think doing something that will give you more confidence like lifting, martial arts (just for exercise and confidence when your or your girl's life is in danger; do not become someone who fights, including because someone "said something to her," because of this), dancing, or whatever, would be a great start.
You are almost home because you already know you must think of yourself as a person with a self-esteem problem, not really different from anyone else with one for any reason. You don't have to be convinced--at least on some level you don't--that your problem really is your height. You know it's bullshit. Really, I can't emphasize how hopeful your situation is.
I recommend a book called <em>You Are Not Your Brain</em>, which is a guide to breaking bad habits in general, not about "positive thinking" so to speak. Your irrational thought process, at its core, is just that--a bad habit--and you know it, and you should train yourself to break it as you do any other. But your biggest "good habit" should be being constantly on the lookout for trying different methods of self-improvement that look good to you. Be a student.
"Letters from a Stoic" by Seneca
"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius
Good stoicism starters.
You don't even need a gym honestly all you need is a mat, maybe a good sturdy bar or pipe and you should be fine:
Maybe there isn't, I haven't looked much. Guess I want shoes lift with a pair of shoes that adds 1".
I'd get 3" added to my height with these 2" shoe lifts
>Because OK Cupid is definitely the best measure for dating right?
Uh, yeah. It's the only measure we have.
>I still haven't seen a source.
Since you're too lazy to type a few words into google:
There was even a book published by the guy who founded OKC who talks about dating and dating trends like this:
It's pretty common knowledge at this point. Surprised you haven't heard about this until now.
I would love love love to find a pair of black slingback heels! Just like these :)
Edit: Note the small piece of elastic on the back part, which makes them more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time (as my feet get tired, they swell up a tad).
Probably just buy them online. I see 6 and a half size here http://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-MX608V4-Training-White/dp/B00IYBC73A/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1450537362&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011&keywords=new+balance
The guy who wrote this book is 5'4". I know him personally. You should check it out. http://smile.amazon.com/Enlisting-U-S-Navy-Uninformed-Questions/dp/1420861131/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451513733&sr=8-1&keywords=Enlisting+in+the+U.S.+Navy+for+the+Uninformed
This is going to sound shady coming from a stranger of course. But here's what I'd do to give the most potential. Cut out soda completely until you're older; phosphoric acid leaches calcium from bones. Add more veggies to your diet for more micronutrients plus phytonutrients and flavonoids. Cut back on sugar, A LOT. Make sure you sleep full & deep for 7 to 8 hours a day. Get a Vitamin D3 supplement and take 1,000UI a day (this is basic dose but Vitamin D is really important for bone growth along with calcium; ton of people don't get enough Vitamin D). Incorporate more cheese and other sources of calcium. Also try to incorporate Omega 3's (either from eating fish or supplement); there's a lot of studies that show it's beneficial for bones. It's pretty difficult to get a truly balanced and full of variety diet going on unless you're super dedicated & meticulous. So I say get a one a day Men's multivitamin. But if you're really serious (and active), I recommend this one since it has 75 ingredients.. It's the one I personally take, so I'm more comfortable mentioning it (and I researched everything; I'm big into CrossFit HIIT workouts). It'll help fill in any gaps. Look up things that may stunt your growth and avoid them. And stick to it like a routine (while trying to become the healthiest version of yourself). You won't become 6 feet tall but you might have an inch or more in you. Hope that helps.
Body acceptance is going to be the main thing to focus on and I have no doubt, no matter what height you are in your 20s, that you will not dwell on it and try to enjoy your life. I'm just trying to give you another answer beside what everyone will tell you that's just basically "deal with it". I'm sure I'll get downvotes but take care & research what I mentioned.
Well I'm not from the US but I know the FDA approval of anything is a very expensive and tedious process... But you can compare glucosamine to taking calcium or vitamins in a sense that this is not medication, its for mostly prevention, even though it helped a lot of people with already existing joint problems. Its something your own body produces but in small amounts and especially if you have joint problems or doing a lot of sports your body probably cant keep up with that load, so thats where joint problems might come from.
I take it three times a day, some take even four or five. You can order drops from amazon:
I have a plastic bin under my desk that I rest my feet on most of the time, but I like my feet up high. My feet dangle too (like you mentioned - I have to keep my chair high enough that I can comfortably use the keyboard and mouse). You can find step stools of different sizes at HomeGoods, Marshalls, etc, or Walmart/Target. It doesn't have to be something fancy and expensive. This cushion looks comfy.
Good luck! I know it's a pain. It's something I don't even think about anymore b/c I've had the same set-up for so long, but it was really tough when I was pregnant to find a comfortable solution.