Yoga is also said to help kids gain height. Have your child lie down flat on the back after proper stretching with their legs shoulder-width apart. Ask them to bend their knees so they touch the buttocks and bend elbows so that fingers touch the shoulder.
Have them breathe in and push up the body to create a ‘U’ position and hold for as long as possible. Release the position, breathing out, and rest for a few seconds before repeating the pose. This will help to stretch all parts of their body.
You can make exercising more fun by having them hang from a bar. This is the best way to get the spine stretched as well as the arms. Since most kids find this enjoyable, they won’t even realize that they are exercising to gain height.
Another thing that you can do as a parent is to encourage your kid to have good posture. Most kids nowadays slouch which affects their spine. Good posture will make them seem taller because their spine is upright. It can also have positive effects on their socio-emotional wellbeing, such as boosting their self-confidence.
How to Gain Height through Food
Feed your children with a lot of protein. Protein is very important since it optimizes the height, especially during growth spurts.
A balanced diet is very important and has to include everything in moderation. Simple carbohydrates like pastries and pizza should be avoided as much as possible as this might hinder a child’s ability to grow.
Eggs, milk, soybean, red meat, lean meat, beans, leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, mineral-rich fruits such as papaya, pineapple, and kiwi are some of the best foods that you can give to your kid to help them to gain height.
Kids also need an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals. This can be found through spinach, mangoes, and carrots. They should avoid sugar, trans fat, and saturated fats.
How to Gain Height through Medicine
Regular checkups and a good diet with your kid’s pediatrician can help ensure that your kids gain height. Stunted growth that is detected early can be immediately given treatment.
Growth hormone therapy is also another option available to help kids to grow taller. This helps to boost a kid’s height since this is a peptide hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates growth and cell reproduction. However, this will be dependent on your pediatrician.
Your kid may not be as tall as their peers but there are ways that you can help them achieve their fullest growth potential. With the right combination of right sleep, balanced diet, exercise, vitamins, and good posture, children can better reach their full growth potential.