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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Does kickboxing stunt growth?

Does kickboxing stunt growth?

No: There is no evidence of this that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Can a caloric deficit stunt growth?

Yes: Inadequate calories in the diet, poor nutrition can cause poor growth. You should have your doctor do a nutritional assessment. Good luck to you ...Read more

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I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

I took two puffs from a cigarette. Could this affect or stunt growth in any way?

No: That's too little to cause any permanent damage, but it is quite addictive and can easily lead to more tobacco use, which will eventually cause problems. So, one should stay away from smoking anything (tobacco or other stuff), and stay away from anything containing nicotine. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Dexamethasone can stunt growth?

Depends on situation: A short term treatment (4-5 days or less) of therapeutic steroids is thought to have minimal if any effect on growth. Long term (weeks to months ) of any steroidal medication may have many long term side effects that includes decreased linear growth. ...Read more