The accurate way to measure height

To determine your exact height, the only method is to measure your height. A measuring tape is an easy and accurate method to measure height. But, if a measuring tape is not available, is there any other method to measure height accurately? Find out more information in the article below by

Why is it necessary to measure height regularly?

Along with weight, height can be an indicator of the body’s health development. Therefore, regularly measuring height can help you monitor your health.

When we measure height regularly and observe changes in height at the current time compared to before, the result is a good indicator of whether the height-increasing strategy is successful or not. Based on the results, you can modify your diet, exercise, and rest time more effectively.

Moreover, measuring height regularly indirectly supports the monitoring of patients’ health. For example, slower height development compared to previous measurements may indicate a lack of calcium, phosphorus, or even signs of ossification in growth cartilage.


Steps to take when measuring height

To determine the most accurate height, the first thing to prepare is a measuring tape. A tape measure is the most effective and then you can use a horizontal bar. If you can’t use these tools, you can “create” a height-boosting tool by using things like shoes, paper in size and a rope.

Don’t forget to determine a flat position to place the measuring tape. Along with the floor, remember to choose a wall with a flat surface to create an ideal reflection point. This is a necessary preparation step to ensure that you can accurately determine your height.

Additionally, being prepared is an important aspect to ensure that you measure your height correctly. If you are measuring your own height, sit at a comfortable height, straighten your back, place your feet in an X shape, and look straight ahead.

How do you know what height is considered standard or not?

The height and weight chart by age published by the World Health Organization (WHO) is considered the standard for the development of children and adolescents. Therefore, once you have accurately measured your height, you can use this height and weight chart to determine if your height is appropriate for the standard.

The most accurate method of measuring height currently available.

There are many ways to find out how tall you are. Here are the three most accurate methods of measuring height that you can perform.

Measuring height with a measuring tape

Among the types of height measuring instruments, the horizontal bar is considered to provide the most accurate results. The unique feature that this model has is a vertical height separating strip, as well as a horizontal sliding bar at the top. This is practical to use and allows you to determine the most accurate height.

If you are measuring height with a vertical bar, follow these steps:

  • The bar must be placed on a flat surface.
  • Move the slider back to the starting point.
  • Place your body on the bar. Adjust your neck, back and heels, allowing you to lie on your back in a straight position, looking towards the future.
  • Adjust the slider until it just touches the top of your head and keep it.
  • Place the slider to the desired position and then back away from the bar.

If you are using a traditional measuring tape, the distance between the floor and your tape is your height. If you are using an electronic vertical bar, your height will be displayed on a small screen in front of you.

In addition, you can also refer to and choose your integrated vertical ruler. It not only supports accurately evaluating height but also helps determine body weight.


Measuring your height with a tape measure:

If you have a tape measure at home to measure your height, it’s very easy. To save time, make sure you choose a flat surface and ideally near a doorway or corner.

The steps are as follows:

  • Lean against the wall and fix the tape measure at a position not lower than the left toe of your foot.
  • Adjust your posture slowly and stand up straight. Then, move the tape horizontally across.
  • The tape must be moved towards the top of the head, then use two fingers to hold the tape in the contact area.
  • The measurement you receive by placing two fingers together is also your height measurement.

Measuring your height with a tape measure is very easy, but you may make some small mistakes. If you want the most accurate results, ask someone to assist you. The steps are:

  • Place your body against the wall. Adjust your body position, such as looking straight ahead and tilting your chin down.
  • Use a small box or ruler to place it on your head, perpendicular to a pencil to mark the contact points on the wall.
  • Use a tape measure to measure the distance from the floor to the marked point, including the height.

Measuring your height using an improvised measuring tape

If you don’t have a standing ruler or measuring tape at home, you can still determine your height using an improvised measuring tape. Although it may take a few minutes, you can trust its accuracy.

You can use various objects to create a temporary measuring tape, including shoes and coins, printed paper, printed money, or even a piece of paper. In addition, you need a ballpoint pen or marker, as well as an extremely small string. The next part of the article will explain how to create a temporary measuring tape based on shoe size. The steps to create a temporary measuring tape are as follows:

  • Pull the string straight down to the floor, then insert the shoe string into it.
  • Mark the length of your shoe along the lace with a marker.
  • Repeat this process until the length of the tape is 1m80.
  • Pull the string straight, then use the measuring tape to stick it to the wall.

How to measure your height using an improvised measuring tape?

  • Stand against the wall or beside the measuring tape
  • Straighten your back with your heels creating a V-shape and lean your back against the wall
  • Use the tape measure to determine the distance between the top of your head and the ceiling, as well as your height.

Tips for measuring height without a tape measure

If you don’t have a tape measure, you can use and refer to the following height measurement instructions:

Measure your height using a ruler

It may take longer, but this is the most accurate way to measure your height without a tape measure. Use a suitable ruler to measure from your foot to your head, then mark the area you are measuring and record it. Add two numbers and you will have your height.

Height measurement rulers can be printed on a piece of paper

You can search for images online with different sizes, then download and print them. Remember to check how many percent the printed image is compared to its actual size to determine the most accurate number.

Learn your height using an app on your phone

The remarkable development of science and technology has created conditions for smartphones to develop height measurement applications. The method of measuring a person’s height is said to be very fast and accurate. After you download the program, switch on your camera and when you take a picture of yourself, the program will calculate and display your height.

If you don’t own a measuring tape, you can use a height chart. It is usually attached to the wall using adhesive. You can determine the location of the height chart in office supply stores or bookstores.

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Things to remember when measuring height for the most accurate measurement

To get an accurate measurement of your height, keep in mind the following:

  • It’s best to measure your height in the morning when your spine and joints are in a normal state. During this time, your height will be the most accurate.
  • The height you are measuring will not be accurate if you are standing with your back arched and your feet relaxed. Make sure to change your posture and position your body in a straight position to get the most accurate result.
  • Remove all accessories that may alter your height, such as hats, caps, or shoes. When your hair has been piled high, make sure to let it down.

The information provided in this article can help you determine your height. Don’t forget to eat well, exercise as much as possible, get enough sleep, and engage in healthy activities to increase your height every day.