How many of us have this desire to be tall ? If we are of average or short altitude, at one point of time or the other, we really feel , “how nice it would have been if we were slightly taller”!!!
Height plays an important role in determining the overall look and personality of an individual. That does not mean that we are undermining the capabilities of a short height person, though short statured people do suffer from lack of confidence and also face difficulties in certain aspects of their lives due to their height.
There is no doubt about the fact some of us are conscious about our short lath. Usually, a short height child often becomes the victim of bullying by his or her friends and seniors, he or she might not get a chance to join the school basketball team, might also miss being nominated as the class monitor and so on.
It so happens, that even a well-talented or a good looking person is likely to get ignored if he or she is below the normal . We cannot deny the fact that tall people often steal the limelight in many occasions. There are certain professions like as modelling, acting, which demand that you are tall.
Factors Affecting Height
Well, we all feel that to become tall is not in our hands. But this is partially true. There are many factors like as genetic and non-genetic factors, which play a major role in determining . There is also a hormone in our body by the name of Human Growth Hormone which regulates our height. HGH is given out in our body by pituitary gland and is needed for the growth of long bones and cartilages.
The various genes present in the human body affect. If both the parents are short, we assume that their children will be short too. But this is not always true. Tall parents can have short children and vice versa. Actually, the height of all members in the family from both sides should be considered. If all of them are short, then it implies that next generations are likely to have short stature. Genetically they will be of short and you cannot change the genetic factor.
Non Genetic Factors:
Several non-genetic factors also influence our height. Proper diet, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, proper sleep also play a major role in increasing our height in the growing stage. Being short can be associated with inadequate nutrition, lack of physical activity, incorrect posture, etc. Non-genetic factors can be controlled to a certain extent by following an overall healthy lifestyle from childhood.