A Heightening Solution For Children Aged 15 Years?
Hello my name is zia, I am a boy, this year I entered high school. Indeed, my father also had a rather short body. Sometimes this makes me feel inferior to my higher friends. what is the solution so that my height is maximum like a normal 15-year-old child. I often do pull ups, often drink milk containing calcium, but my height is not ideal either. What is the solution? Thank you
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A person's height is primarily determined by his genetic potential. A child who has short stature parents, is also likely to have a short / not too tall body, while a child who has tall parents will have greater growth potential. The following is a height potential calculator from IDAI (Indonesian Pediatrician Association) to determine your potential height range.
Although genetic plays a very important role in determining a person's height, there are still many other factors that will affect one's height, including the factors of nutrition, sleep, and exercise. To be able to grow to its full potential, a child / teenager certainly needs good nutrition (nutrients needed are not just calcium alone). Therefore, in puberty where a teenager experiences a period of rapid growth (growth spurt), it is not advisable to go on a too strict diet. In this period of rapid growth a teenager is also advised to get enough sleep every day because the growth hormone is released when someone is asleep. The recommended sleep for a teenager (14-17 years) is 8-10 hours a day. Exercise is also recommended to be done regularly to support the growth of healthy bones during the growth period.
In general, a teenage boy will enter a period of rapid growth at the age of 12-15 years. Height growth in men can continue until the age of 18 years (can be faster, can also be slower, depending on when puberty begins). Therefore you can maximize your nutrition (you also have to consume protein in addition to milk to support good growth), get enough sleep every day (don't stay up late), and also do regular exercise.
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