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Does gym stunt your growth?

Does gym stunt your growth?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine.

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Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

Does bench pressing stunt your growth?

No: It just doesn't. This type of exercise has no correlation to your endocrine system which controls growth and development. Do it right and with the right training for your age, weight and general conditioning.

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Please explain what exercises will stunt your growth?

Please explain what exercises will stunt your growth?

None...: There are no exercises that will stunt your growth. Quite the opposite, exercise tends to stimulate growth via improved circulation and increased release of growth hormone with exercise. If you are asking about activities that can affect growth, then smoking, illicit drug use, inappropriate steroid use and poor nutrition are all culprits.

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Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

Does exercising/training at a young age stunt your growth for life?

No: This is a common myth but there is no evidence that moderate exercise will stunt growth. Inadequate nutritional intake or overtraining can effect growth, but exercise is recommended for all ages. Children are encouraged to get 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

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Could smoking really stunt your growth?

Could smoking really stunt your growth?

Yes: Adolescents who begin smoking early, before they have achieved their full growth, are shorter than their siblings who do not smoke. Smoking reduces blood flow to many organs, including to bone, and impairs their growth. Smoking also impairs healing, and people who smoke who have bone fractures or bone surgery are very slow to heal, and sometimes do not completely heal at all.

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Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Does weightlifting stunt your growth?

Depends: In most it does nothing beyond the higher risk of injury if you are still growing. If you are using things like injected testosterone to bulk up, it will accelerate closing growth centers and end your chances of getting taller.

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Hi docs, would sleeping less stunt your growth?

Hi docs, would sleeping less stunt your growth?

Lack of sleep: The fact is a good night's sleep is essential for health. However, less sleep, especially before the age of 41 months, has also recently been found to increase hyperactivity, impulsivity and to lower cognitive performance. Lack of sleep also can affect hormones and growth. Following good sleep hygiene will help you to achieve 7-8 hours of healthy sleep. Hope it helps.

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Help! Could sugar stunt your growth?

Help! Could sugar stunt your growth?

Wouldn't think so: Sugar is a nutrition source that can be used by the body to maintain blood glucose or converted to various storage forms in the muscles, liver or fat. Any food can be abused and lead to negative health consequences, the most common of which is obesity.Sugar would seldom be the only component of this excess. Obesity leads to decreased exercise and other health issues poor health does impair growth.

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Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

Can lifting weights stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities.

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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.

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Can a hard hit on the head stunt your growth?

Can a hard hit on the head stunt your growth?

No: While a severe brain injury in youth can affect the hormones responsible for a variety of functions, including growth, this would be less common with a hard blow to the head, in the abscence of a more severe trauma.

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Will lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

Will lifting weights at 14 stunt your growth?

No: Be careful though. Your bones are still growing and the growth plates are fragile. If you injure them by lifting too much or too often, you could cause growth abnormalities.

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Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

Is it true that lifting weights can stunt your growth?

Depends on meaning: I encourage my patients to find physical activities that they can be engaged in for a lifetime. The idea of lifting weights can mean many things. The aap and certified trainer groups recommend no power lifting until the final stage of physical maturity which is when you reach your final height.Training in proper lifting under supervision of a certified trainer is fine.

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How long do you need to smoke for it to stunt your growth?

How long do you need to smoke for it to stunt your growth?

Just stop smoking: You are 41 years old. You are not going to grow any more. Smoking doesn't 'stunt' growth anyway. But it is the singular most unhealthy habit you can have. You know that. Get help, but stop smoking.

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Does using Accutane stunt your growth?

Does using Accutane stunt your growth?

Maybe: Until you've reached your maximum height, it's not wise to start isotretinoin. There's a theoretical risk of early closure of the epiphyses.