Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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A study shows that height has a genetic character. The difference between identical twins is 1.7 centimeters, while the difference between fraternal twins is about 4.4 centimeters. However, it is not guaranteed that you will reach the genetic height right away.
Hormones, such as sex hormones, human growth hormone (HGH) or insulin have an important part in someone's growing process.
HGH is produced in the brain. If there is an insufficiency of HGH, it will affect the height of the person. Foods rich in fat are the main cause of HGH insufficiency.
Proteins give the body the amino acids that are essential in growing. Fish, milk or vegetables are a very rich source of proteins. Calcium, which is found in milk, yogurt or cheese, helps the body to develop healthy bone structures. Together, proteins and calcium are the main cause for height growth.
Physical activity is essential in growing. Most people don't know about it, or especially about the exercises for the spinal column. If you don't exercise, it would start to minimize, affecting the body height. Therefore, a sedentary life is the biggest mistake anyone could do.