How to accurately measure your own height at home .
When your height is measured at the doctor's office , you usually stand next to a device called Stadium meter .
A stadium meter is a long ruler attached to the wall .
It has a sliding horizontal headpiece that is adjusted to rest on top of your head .
It's the quickest way of accurately measuring your height .
But what if you need to measure your own height at home ?
Is there a way to do so ?
That's easy and accurate ?
Yes , there is .
And you can measure your height even if you don't have anyone to help you first , how to measure your height .
If you have someone to help you to accurately measure your height with someone's help first find a flat unc carpeted section of floor in a flat section of wall , take off your shoes , remove braids , headbands or anything else on your head that may get in the way of an accurate measurement .
Remove any bulky clothing that may make it difficult to stand flat against the wall , stand with your feet flat on the floor with your heels against the corner where the wall and floor meet , make sure your head , shoulders and buttocks are touching the wall , stand up straight with your eyes , looking straight ahead your line of sight and chin should be parallel to the floor .
Have someone place a flat object like a ruler or hardcover book against the wall at a right angle , then have them lower it until it rests gently on top of your head .
Keeping it at a right angle to the wall , lightly mark the wall with a pencil at the point where the ruler or book or other flat object meets your head .
Use a tape .
Ideally a metal one that will remain straight to measure the distance from the floor to the mark on the wall .
Take note of the measurement to the nearest 1/8 of an inch or 0.1 centimeter .
It's that simple second , how to measure your height on your own .
If you don't have someone to help you measure your height , you can still follow the same steps with a few modifications , use a cereal box or similar object to measure the height of your head against the wall .
The ruler or book may be more difficult to keep straight and flat on top of your head .
If you're doing it on your own , if possible stand facing a mirror to make sure the cereal box or whatever headpiece you're using is parallel to the floor with one hand , holding the box , use your other hand to mark on the wall where the bottom of the box meets the top of your head .
Or if you can hold the box steady , step out from underneath it and mark the wall with one hand while holding the box in place with the other .
Use a tape measure to measure the distance from the floor to where you mark the wall .