Significant height increase thanks to basketball

August 30, 2018 | By NuBest
We are always impressed by basketball players who own outstanding height. Also, we know this sport is one of the top choices to increase height. But how does it help? Let's learn more about this in the article below.

How does basketball help increase height?

Basketball is a competitive sport between two teams in which one team tries to put the ball into the opponent's basket in accordance with the rules and restricts the opponent to put the ball into its basket. Being invented by an American physical education instructor in 1891, currently, this sport has been included in the physical education curriculum in many schools.

For good height growth, we need to exercise regularly and properly to help lengthen bones and joints, facilitate the process of bone formation from cartilages and stimulate the growth hormone production. Basketball is one of few sports that can perfectly meet all of these goals, thereby supporting optimal height growth.

While playing basketball, the players always have to change their moves as well as their postures and make vertical jumps frequently to put the ball into the opponent's basket or to prevent the opponent from scoring. This helps the body no longer be controlled by the Earth's gravity and helps the discs between the joints be expanded maximally. Moreover, some moves such as vertical jumping or ball throwing also help the entire body be relaxed, which is important to the height growth if it happens frequently.

Playing basketball frequently will help increase height.

Numerous studies have been conducted and demonstrated that the growth hormone production will increase by up to 300 times for one hour of playing basketball. This is because playing basketball stimulates the production of nitric oxide and lactate effectively. Meanwhile, nitric oxide and lactate are two factors that directly affect the growth hormone production. As such, basketball has performed the task of promoting the optimal height growth.

Furthermore, practicing and playing basketball outdoor in early morning or late afternoon help the body to synthesize Vitamin D, which effectively supports the metabolism of calcium in the body, thereby facilitating the height growth.

How to help children increase height through basketball?

In order to improve opportunities of owning an ideal height in future, we should let our children practice basketball right now through a specific plan as follows:

Children should play basketball at an early age.

When children are about 6 to 7 years old and able to exercise skillfully, parents should let them approach and become familiar with basketball. Practicing basketball with proper intensity at an early age will restrict the risks of cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, digestive diseases, and mild illnesses, improve strength and endurance and enhance immunity in severe weather conditions.

Appropriate practice plans for each age

When children are about 6 years old, parents should not force them to master the rules of basketball. Instead, parents should help them realize the importance of exercise and sports as well as spread the team spirit of basketball to them.

When children are 7 years old, their bodies grow enough to familiarize from simple basketball skills to advanced ones. At that time, parents should let them practice basketball frequently and methodically. However, this is not the right time to impose the whole rules. Instead, children should be asked to do some basic rules such as traveling rule, physical contact rule, etc. At this age, parents should not insist on children's performance because it can make them feel stressed. Instead, parents should consider each match as a time for children to have fun.

After the age of 10, children have opportunities to learn and play basketball at schools as well as at tournaments. If parents noticed that children have aptitude and passion for basketball, parents should encourage them to diligently improve their basketball skills and persist in pursuing this sport in order to become a professional basketball player.

Children should play basketball at an early age.

Parents should pay attention to health care for children.

In fact, playing basketball takes quite a lot of energy of children. Therefore, parents should build proper and nutritious diets and encourage them to take enough rest so that they can recover their health as well as promoting their height growth effectively.

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