Every parents want their kids to grow taller and they keep on looking for healthy ways to ensure fast growth in their kids. Medical experts say that up to 80% of your child’s height is determined by genes. However, you can contribute to 20% of your child’s growth with healthy foods and proper exercises.
Encourage your kids to take part in the following activities to help them gain some inches to their height:
Simple stretching is a basic but effective exercise that helps your kids grow taller. Stretching encourages blood circulation, regulates metabolism and triggers growth hormones in your kids.
Wall stretching is a simple stretching exercise your child can start with.
- Get your child stand against a wall with his back towards it.
- Make him raise his hands and stretch as much as possible.
- Let him bring his hands down
- Repeat this for 5 times
Toe-touching is also a great exercise to elongate the spine and strengthen leg muscles.
- Get your child sit straight with his legs stretched out in front of him.
- Bend forward at the waist and stretch to touch the toes
- Let him sit straight again
- Repeat this for 5 times
Rope-skipping is one of the most popular grow-taller exercises that promotes your child’s growth. When your child performs skipping exercise, his full body undergoes stretching which triggers growth in actual inches.
Make your child do stretching before and after rope-skipping, to get double effect.
Running / Jogging
Running and jogging benefits in increasing the level of growth hormone in your child’s body. It also boosts blood circulation and tones the muscles of your child’s arms and legs and helps your child grow taller. Regular running/jogging ensures maximum benefits.
Hanging is a playful exercise that is very effective in lengthening and straightening your child’s spine.
It is a good idea to make your child hang that his feet are fully above the ground. While doing so, gravity acts on your child’s body and pulls him down. The lower part of his body gets stretched, and spine gets elongated. Make your child perform hanging exercise for 10 minutes daily for visible results in growth.
This is one of the excellent games for promoting growth hormones that helps increase your child’s height. They used to do lots of jumping in order to make a basket.
Therefore, playing basketball for at least 30 minutes each day benefits your child in stretching legs, arms and back. It elongates the spine as well.
Cycling is a great physical workout that can promote height growth in your kids. Cycling tighten up your child’s legs and calf muscles and makes them strong and long.
Make your kid ride his bike for 30 minutes per day to achieve considerable results.
Swimming is another effective workout that strengthens your child’s entire body. While swimming the whole body is stretched which results in increasing your child’s height.