4 Easy Stretches to Help Kids Grow Taller
There is one old saying that, "the inner beauty matters more than the outer beauty." No one knows when exactly it became important to society, but we often hear how someone judges their neighbors, friends, or even celebrities for not having a perfect body. We don't even notice how these words affect ourselves negatively. Attractiveness is not a guarantee of professional or personal success, but we have to admit that it has an impact on both.
Additionally, it's worth mentioning that it is good to use various muscles of our body evenly, but children who spend a lot of time studying and sitting in front of a computer have relatively less muscle use and an unbalanced body. In particular, these days, when we move even less due to the COVID-19, it is necessary to watch out for lifestyle patterns that might slow down kids’ growth.
These are the reasons why parents nowadays are increasingly concerned about the problem of the short stature of their children. To solve this, they are ready to pay huge amounts of money for special oriental medicine procedures, yoga or stretching equipment. But in fact, there are a myriad of exercises supporting kids grow taller. Here are some exercises that will positively affect your kid’s growth:
Backbend Into the Shape of a Bow
Seated Forward Bend for Leg Stimulation
This exercise stimulates the hamstrings behind the knees and relaxes the entire leg muscles and the spine. It is great for stimulating the growth plate of a bone and removing swelling.
Sit on the floor and straighten your legs in front of you. Toes should be pointed to the ceiling. Slowly bend forward keeping your legs connected to the ground as you bend. Repeat at least 3 times.
Stretch to Fix Head Posture ('Nerd Neck')
"Nerd Neck" is an obstacle to proper growth. So, this exercise helps to improve the posture and allows to stand straighter.
Sit down, clasp hands behind neck and gently guide head down, bringing chin toward the chest. Stop when you feel a stretch in the back of your neck. Repeat at least 3 times.
This exercise stimulates the muscles and growth plate through the whole body stretching.
Full Body Stretching
Lie down on your back, extend arms above the head, and point toes. Stretch your fingers and toes away from each other. Try to feel the stretch in your whole body. Exhale to release and relax. Repeat at least 3 times.
Stretching before going to bed is important, but basic physical strength matters a lot. Increasing kids' immunity and feeding foods rich in calcium are necessary for growth, as well as exercising on a regular basis to replenish stamina and increase activity.