Does jogging help increase height?

August 17, 2018 | By NuBest
Jogging is one of the simple sports that is appropriate for everyone, especially children and women. This sport also has many health benefits such as boosting immune system, improving physical health, preventing diabetes and asthma, relieving stress and anxiety, etc. Does jogging help increase height? This issue will be reflected in the article below.

Does jogging help increase height?

Jogging has long been on the list of popular sports which are loved and selected by many people around the world. When jogging, vital organs in the body have to "operate" continuously, the respiratory system works 2-3 times greater than normal, the heart rate increases and the blood circulates better, thereby improving your physical health.

According to many previously published studies, proper jogging will stimulate the body to produce more growth hormones. The growth hormone plays a role in promoting the development of skeletal muscle cells and other organs in the body. Therefore, the more this hormone is produced, the better it is. Before entering adulthood, if you jog regularly, your height will be improved.

Proper jogging will stimulate the body to produce growth hormones, which helps increase height.

Many people think that jogging does not improve height as effectively as other sports such as volleyball, basketball, swimming... because it has little impact on the skeleton. However, health status and aptitude of every person are different. Pursuing an inappropriate sport with the purpose of increasing height may be counterproductive because it not only does not stimulate height growth but also adversely affects health.

Therefore, if you cannot play other sports, you can choose jogging to support your height growth effectively.

How to jog properly to improve height

According to a scientific report in 2017, human lifespan can be increased by 7 hours for every 1 hour of jogging. Frequent joggers may be increased by 3 years of lifespan. That's why you should still "pursue" this sport although it helps increase your height little. Moreover, height growth efficiency of jogging depends on posture, technique and practice time. Here are some guidelines that will help you jog properly:

What is the best time for jogging?

People often think morning (5:00 - 6:00 AM) is the best time to go jogging. However, afternoon or evening are also right options for you. If you are a beginner, you should jog for 2 to 3 sessions/week. After you get used to jogging, you should keep jogging for 30 to 45 minutes every day. If you only jog for few sessions and stop, the results will not be as expected.

How to choose clothes for jogging

In addition to choosing a pair of soft and lightweight shoes which both protects feet and create more bounce, you should also choose comfortable and lightweight clothes with good absorbency of sweat.

Proper jogging posture

Before jogging, you should do a few warm-up exercises carefully such as exercises for joints, running in small steps, etc. While jogging, you should keep your body straight and your head should be slightly bowed forward. You should not put too much emphasis on the lower body. You should run by the upper parts of the feet instead of running by the whole feet and try to combine jogging with breathing evenly. You should not eat too much before jogging and should not try too hard because it can affect your health.

Before jogging, you should do a few warm-up exercises carefully.

Which technique should you choose?

There are many jogging techniques but sprinting at high speed will help produce more growth hormones. After warm-up, you can run at normal speed, then accelerate gradually and swing your arms back and forth more strongly. In order to increase the intensity of your jogging, you can move your legs faster and lift your knees as high as you can.

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