Height Changed In A Short Time?
Alodokter, allow me to ask. I am a boy, age 21
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In contrast to body weight that can change in a relatively short period, height generally does not change in a short period of time but rather is a process of growth that occurs in the long term, and general height does not experience shrinkage at a young age. Therefore, a change in height is generally related to how the measurement is not standardized or differences in the measurement tools used.
Tips for measuring good height are with a sturdy thorny posture with feet closed, don't use footwear, don't use hats or hair products, use the same measuring devices and are done by the same person
Very significant height increase occurred in early adolescence. In men, height increase starts at the age of 11 years until the age of 21 years, while for women starting at the age of 9 years until the age of puberty at the age of 18 years.
Some things that can be done as an effort to increase height are:
Regular exercise such as running, swimming, jumping rope, basketball, bicycle, soccer, etc. Enough sleep 7-8 hours a day and avoid sleeping too late Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods, especially those containing calcium and vitamin D such as milk, spinach, fish, chicken, beef, crab, peanuts, etc. Reduce foods high in sugar, caffeinated drinks and soft drinks Avoid smoking and alcoholic drinks.