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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Human height is a measurement of the length of a human's body, from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head, when standing erect. It is still not demonstrated on what time on a day humans should get measured because the spine shrinks during the day and that makes people almost one inch shorter in the evening than in the morning. Most readily sources tell that the best time to measure is in the forenoon because most people get measured on that time during physical examinations at school or by the doctor. The morning height is mostly being ignored because a human is stretched out of bed, in the morning for a short time. About 5 hours after being awake, the human is already at his lowest height. The eventual height of an adult human is dependent on both hereditary and environmental factors. The particular human genome that an individual inherits is a large part of the first variable ("nature") and a combination of health and other environmental factors present before adulthood (when growth stops) are a major part of the second determinant ("nurture"). Hereditary factors include both genes and chromosomes, and are inborn. Environmental factors are events that occur before adult height is reached, such as diet, exercise, disease and living conditions.

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