As parents, we all want our children to grow stronger and taller. While height may be linked with genetics, it is not the major growth factor. A proper diet and some simple exercise in the early ages can gain a few more inches.
According to doctors and studies, a baby’s growth slows after 1 year. Once the child is an adolescent, growth spurts occurs between the ages of 8-16. This is the ideal time to introduce exercises to your kids. Exercises elongate and strengthen the bones. In young children, the bands of cartilage stretch allowing the bones of legs and arms to grow. After around the age of 16, these cartilages fuse together and the bones can’t grow any longer. Thus, the growth spurt stops after kids reach puberty. Read More…
One of the most common ailments due to poor lifestyle choices these days is constipation. Unhealthy food choices such as processed foods which has less fiber contribute to this condition. Although, the instinctive reaction of most people who are constipated is to reach for a laxative, this is absolutely unnecessary when there are so many healthy natural ways to alleviate this condition. The most effective method is to eat 25 to 30 gm of fiber a day. Fiber absorbs more water and makes the stool larger and softer which enables it to pass through our system with ease. However, if you are eating more fiber, you must take care to consume at least eight 8-ounces of water a day since fiber being highly absorbent, failure to drink enough water will make your stools hard, small and painful to pass.
However if you are severely constipated and the condition is chronic, then you have to visit a gastro specialist to ascertain the underlying medical reason. In such cases home remedies should be discontinued and you have to consult the physician immediately.