It is a common perception with everyone that playing basketball increases your height. It is said that basketball players are always taller.
Are you one of them who believe the same? If it is a yes then continue reading, and you will get all your answers.
Before going to the answer, let us think about one more question. Why do people say only for basketball that it makes you tall and not for other sport? Have you ever thought about it?
A proper diet and drinking milk can definitely increase your height.
There are lots of sports played all across the globe like football, baseball, rugby, tennis, cricket and more but why it’s only for basketball that this sport helps you increasing height? Confused?
Let’s discuss all the answers now.
Yes, basketball helps you in increasing height. Especially when you are young, and your growth plates are still active to grow.
What makes basketball different from all other sports is that it requires a lot of jumping from other sports.
With jumping, there will be occasional shocks and compression in the leg which ultimately lead to longitudinal growth, i.e. increase in height.
Also, basketball involves a lot of running, dribbling of the ball, jumping and collecting rebounds, shooting the ball.
This ultimately leads to the secretion of HGH. Apart from the above activities, there are also various drills, stretches, and exercises which help in secretion of Human Growth Hormone.
The sole of your feet is connected to your pituitary gland and thyroid which is responsible for the release of hormones which is essential for your body growth. Jumping nerves are connected with the same sole and it makes an electric current pass through your body signaling your brain “
There are some ways that help to grow naturally.
Jumping nerves are connected with the same sole and it makes an electric current pass through your body signaling your brain “Hey, I wanna grow.”
Overall, playing basketball on a regular basis is a good exercise and does help in growing taller.