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Increasing height when you’ve grown up seems like a distant dream. Height may depend on various factors like our genetic structure, body type and the nutrition we provide our body in our growing years. While many people must have advised you to resort to skipping to increase height, is it a fact or a fad? Let’s learn from an expert.
Health Shots spoke to Gauthaman Ramesh, a Cult.fit fitness expert who explained if skipping to increase height works or not.
Ramesh says, “Skipping is a great activity that does a fair bit for lower body health as well as cardiovascular health. Though skipping is a great activity for a lot of reasons, it does not increase one’s height. Height is something that is very genetic and training does not impact the height of a person.”
Having said this, there are several other reasons that might interest one to add skipping to their routine.
Just like most things, too much skipping might also cause some harm. Skipping is an impact activity, so too much of it might start to cause some joint harm as well. That is why it is best to couple skipping with a good exercise routine.
Since skipping is an impacting activity it may not be the best bet for someone with prior lower body injuries and other bone density related diseases.