In fact, for some occupations like models, flight attendants, pilots or diplomats, appearance is the first and can also be the decisive requirement. Thus, height will be an edge for children to build up their confidence, which is the key to success in career, love and life. As such, parents should take better care of their height growth right from their childhood. Let’s help them design a perfect morning routine to get taller.
According to traditional Chinese medicine principles, waking up early is very beneficial to health. More importantly, this habit helps children stay energized and happy all day long and maintain healthy biological rhythms, which boosts height maximally.
Most early risers tend to be more persistent, excel in teamwork and become smarter at workplace, which signals special traits of leaders and successful people in the future. That’s why parents should train their children to sleep before 10 p.m. and get up around 6 a.m. Such a good habit not only helps themselves become more self-disciplined and highly appreciated but also benefits their body growth.
Shoulders and body stretch is a simple exercise but has a great impact on growth, adjusts stature and reduces risks of injuries. If children curl up all night to sleep, their bodies tend to curve, limbs become contracted and joints get folded. Stretching shoulders and muscles after getting up in the morning can adjust that sleeping posture and warm up all joints that stretch spinal cartilages maximally, and therefore triggers height growth.
Morning sunbathing is considered the best way to get natural vitamin D for children to prevent rickets. It plays an important role in the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus, aids in the calcification that helps cartilages grow and thus increases height.
However, a baby’s epidermis is five times thinner than an adult’s and completely vulnerable to UV radiation before the age of three. Therefore, babies under 6 months old shouldn’t be exposed to sunlight at any time of day. For older ones, the best time to sunbathe is between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
For children in their growing years, morning exercise and sports help them to strengthen health, build muscles and prevent diseases. Playing sports regularly stimulates their bodies to release endorphin, a hormone that makes them feel fresh and energetic to begin a new day. In addition, this ‘happiness hormone’ also regulates the functions of endocrine system, including pituitary gland and thyroid gland, which are responsible to excrete growth hormone, boost genetic potential and activate bone cell development.
Moreover, exercising also promotes metabolism, smooths endochondral ossification and maximizes body development.
To grow taller, children need to eat a balanced, nutritious breakfast to up energy for physical and mental activities to start a new day. Skipping or having poor breakfast will badly affect their health. In contrast, a healthy breakfast every day helps metabolism work better and fuels height growth. Four nutrient groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals must be provided adequately to keep fit and stay healthy. Meat, eggs, milk, fruit, beans, etc. are sources rich in such nutrients.