bambini-cartwheelThe height of a child in its first years of life is determined mainly by health, quality of life, nutrition, and the height of its parents. This last factor is important particularly in the later years of growth. There are several ways to estimate the extent to which parental height affects the overall growth of a child. One method commonly used is as follows:

For males: (father’s height in cm + mother’s height in cm + 12.5 cm)/ 2 ± 10 cm

For females: (father’s height in cm – 12.5 cm + mother’s height in cm) / 2 ± 8,5 cm

For sure, growth during the first six years of life is influenced mainly by:

• absence of chronic illnesses

• correct intake of nutrition through protein and calories

• absence of significant and prolonged physical and emotional stress

To know more you can read this article on page 24/25 in the book “Primo Sport” downloadable free here.