Helping children abandon some bad habits in order to grow taller

October 7, 2018 | By NuBest
There are some bad habits that adversely affect height growth. Maintaining following bad habits in taking care of your children is that you are hindering your children's height growth.

Eat too much

Many parents do not know how to adjust children's eating habits or they think that children should eat as much as possible. As a result, they always force children to eat too much. This seriously affects children's health as well as children's height growth. Eating too much, especially in the evening, can cause dyspepsia in children and make it difficult for them to sleep. Hence, the process of producing the growth hormone is also hindered.

Feeding children too much increases the risk of obesity.

In particular, eating too much causes an increase in the thyroid hormones, which leads to a rapid decline in calcium molecules. This is the cause of osteoporosis, bone fracture and stunted height growth. Furthermore, when children eat too much, their bodies must mobilize a large amount of blood to the intestines to support the process of food metabolism, which results in a deficiency in blood supply to the brain. As a result, the brain will get tired.

Spend too much time on electronic devices

Modern life makes parents no longer have time to play with their children. Many parents let their children "make friends" with electronic devices to have time for work. However, this is extremely dangerous because electronic devices are so addictive that even parents can hardly resist.

Letting children spend too much time on electronic devices can affect their future height.

In particular, children who get addicted to electronic devices are often lazy to exercise, which seriously affects to their height growth. In order achieve good height growth, children need to exercise frequently to stimulate the joints to work flexibly and stimulate the growth hormone production. However, if children just like to sit or lie in bed to play with smartphones or iPad, the height growth process cannot take place favorably.

Restrict children's outdoor activities

In fact, many parents often do not let children participate in outdoor activities for fear that children will be injured or they will communicate with bad friends. However, this has adversely affected children's height growth and psychology.

Children need to participate in outdoor activities in order to be exposed to sunlight. Infrared rays in the sunlight in the early morning and late afternoon will dilate blood vessels and promote blood circulation. UV rays can kill some pathogenic bacteria on the skin and prevent anaemia. At the same time, sunlight exposure helps synthesize vitamin D - a micronutrient that plays a vital role in children's height growth and health.

Children need to participate in outdoor activities.

Vitamin D will regulate calcium and "transport" this mineral to bone cartilages to help the bones grow strongly and firmly, thereby increasing children's height.

Stay up late

At school ages, many children have to stay up late to do homework or to review their lessons. However, these activities in children's growing ages are extremely dangerous.

The growth hormone is secreted most at night from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM when children are sleeping most deeply. If children stay up too late, they will skip this "golden moments". As a result, their height will be greatly affected. Staying up late can also lead to sleep problems, fatigue and lack of energy for daily activities.

Improper nutritional supplementation

Nutrition is extremely important to height growth. Being aware of the importance of nutrition to height growth, many parents pay much attention to nutritional supplementation for children. However, the lack of nutrition knowledge of many parents has made the height growth of children affected.

Some parents frequently supplement calcium to their children but they do not know how much calcium is needed for each age, which results in calcium excess in children. Top nutritionists have recommended that calcium excess is as dangerous as calcium deficiency because it leads to premature bone stiffness, restriction in bone growth and calcium accumulation in the kidneys which causes kidney stones.

Besides, eating too much overly greasy foods and overly sweet foods and drinking too much-carbonated water and other stimulants also inhibit the height growth of children.

Helping children obtain outstanding height in future is not easy. Therefore, parents need to actively equip themselves with the necessary knowledge about the height growth, thereby planning to take care of the height growth of children effectively and safely.


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