How to Grow Taller Faster
Factors Affecting Height
Being tall is not under our control, is it? Not completely true!
Non-genetic and genetic factors have a major role that decides and determine human natural height. Our body height is actually regulated by a special hormone named HGH – the “Human Growth Hormone”. HGH is secreted inside the body by the pituitary gland and is essential for the long cartilages and bones growth.
Non-Genetic Factors Affecting Height
There are a lot of non-genetic factors which can affect our height to an extent. Being tall goes along with growth and thus, short height could be blamed for the incorrect posture, lack of physical activity, inadequate nutrition, etc.
Non-genetic factors can be controlled to an extent by following a healthy lifestyle from childhood.
Certain other non-genetic factors that can influence the natural height might be:
• Mental conditions during adolescence and childhood
• Weight during birth
• Ill health during childhood and adolescence
• Prenatal and Post-natal care
• Smoking during pregnancy
– Genetic Factors:
Height is affected by a lot of genes inside the body. Our height is determined by a lot of genes which is called “polygenic”. If both your parents have short height, it doesn’t mean you will not be tall. Nevertheless, if most of the members from both sides of your family get short height, then the next generations are most likely to be short. In fact, we totally can get the genetic factors under control.
To calculate the height you will get, follow the steps below. This is an approximate way to predict what your height would be.
Firstly, you will need to add the height of both your mom and dad together, either counting in centimeters or inches.
If you are a man, you will need to add 13 cm (or 5 inches) to this. Nevertheless, if you are a woman, deduct 13 centimeters from the total of the height of your parents
After that, you will need to divide this number by two
The result you get will be your estimated height. This could be minus or plus 4 inches.
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