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Can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

Can eating good and more and weight lifting speed up puberty and growth spurt?

Not necessarily: Bad nutrition and lack of exercise can impair growth, while good nutrition and moderate exercise permits you to grow to your potential height. Extra weight lifting may increase muscle mass but it will not increase the rate of puberty or final height. Performance enhancing supplements have no benefit either, except to give you extra acne and similar side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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What impact does weight lifting have on delayed puberty?

What impact does weight lifting have on delayed puberty?

Healthy: In adolescents gradual increases in resistance weight is encouraged. Do more reps than a lot of weight. If you're in puberty take it easy, limit straining and stay away from supplements. The dangers from weight training are accidents with equipment and use of inappropriate supplements. The training itself is beneficial. See http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/121/4/835.Full. ...Read more

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What triggers puberty?

What triggers puberty?

Still largely unknow: We still do not know precisely, yet certain hormonal chemicals are well know to play a major role such as leptin, gpr54, kisspeptin and melatonin. ...Read more

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Is weightlifting healthy?

Is weightlifting healthy?

Weightlifting.: Weightlifting is healthy. Helps build lean muscle, which is metabolically active and helps keep your weight in check. Keep weights moderate and form strict and controlled to avoid injury. ...Read more

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Is weightlifting okay for kids?

Is weightlifting okay for kids?

Yes: All weight lifting needs to be supervised so that the correct technique is used. This will reduce the risk of injury. While your child is still actively growing your child can do strength and conditioning exercises which uses lighter weights with sets of 10 repetitions. ...Read more

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Whats central precocious puberty?

Whats central precocious puberty?

CPP: This is true puberty. When the pituitary gland begins to secrete pubertal levels of lh and fsh which act on testes or ovaries to initiate testicular enlargement in boys or breast development in girls. Cpp can only be diagnosed when girls are < 8 yo and boys < 9 yo. After this age, it is no longer precocious. ...Read more

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Who do I talk to about puberty ?

Who do I talk to about puberty  ?

Talk to Pediatrician: Your Pediatrician is the best source for information about puberty. Getting a yearly physical exam is very important because these are the doctor visits that focus on growth and development including pubertal stages. See your doctor now for a physical exam if more than a year has passed or schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Does skull growth stop at puberty?

Define "growth": Most of skull growth (size, shape) will be complete by age 9 yrs. The suture lines between the skull plates are not fully fused until well into the third decade. ...Read more

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What is central precocious puberty?

What is central precocious puberty?

Central puberty: This term refers to the early turning on of the brains signals to the gonads. The area of the brain which signals puberty is called the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This is distinguished from "peripheral" puberty due to adrenal, testicle, or ovarian disorders. ...Read more

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Can having sex early affect puberty?

Can having sex early affect puberty?

Not that I'm aware: But this sounds like there might be child abuse involved. How early are we talking here? May not have an affect on puberty, but having sex early could harm the psyche of the child. Consider this. Help is available for these sorts of things. ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more