Tips For Parents: Encourage Your Kids To Adopt These Habits For Gradual Height Growth

As a parent, you would want to see your child grow. Here are five habits that you need to inculcate in your child for his/her optimal growth.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Dec 11, 2019 13:43 IST
Tips For Parents: Encourage Your Kids To Adopt These Habits For Gradual Height Growth

Sometimes, the height of children doesn’t increase which upsets both kids and their parents. They start to worry whether their child would grow or not? If there is any medical problem with the kid that’s stopping their growth? A lot of questions start to roll as the child ages but doesn’t grow in terms of height. While in some cases it happens due to genetic factors, it might also be due to poor nutrition and/or lifestyle. Not all times you have to panic and rush to a paediatrician for help. Sometimes you have to just do some modifications to boost your child’s growth.

On average, between the age of 1 and puberty, the height of most children increases every month and yearly by 2 to 5 inches. Once they enter puberty, the length can also increase by 4 inches every year. However, each kid is different and grows at a different pace.

In the case of girls, height increases substantially as soon as they reach adolescence, while for boys, it increases suddenly at the end of adolescence. It usually stops growing after passing through puberty. Which means increasing the length is much less likely for adults. But there are some things that you can do in adolescence, which can increase your length. 

5 Habits For Height

Eat balanced food 

child eating healthy food

If you are in a growing age, it is important that your body gets all the nutrients. Because it is necessary for your right development. You should include fresh fruits, fresh green vegetables, protein, whole grains and dairy products in your and your child's diet. Try to reduce your child's intake of sugar, trans fat and saturated fat.

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Early to bed, Early to Rise

Sometimes not sleeping properly does not affect your length in the long run. But if your child does not sleep properly during adolescence, it can cause complications. This is because when you sleep, your body releases human growth hormone and the level of human growth hormone can be reduced by not sleeping.

Don’t Use Supplements

While supplements can help increase height in children, they can also cause some harm. For example, if you are suffering from a condition that affects your human growth production, your doctor may prescribe you as a supplement to synthetic human growth hormone. You should avoid taking any supplement supplements that promise to increase your height. This is because once your growth plates fuse together, there is nothing that can increase your height, no matter what supplements you take.

baby girl exercising

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Exercising is important at every age

There are many benefits to regular exercise. It strengthens your muscles and bones as well as keeps your weight under control. Not only this, but you can also increase your length with regular exercise because it promotes the production of your human growth hormone.

Correct posture 

Always keep in mind the posture in which your child gets up, sits, sleeps or stands. Because sometimes the wrong posture can also affect your actual length. Therefore it is important to be careful about how to stand, sit and sleep in the right posture.

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