When we were kids we were asked to drink loads of milk and eat our veggies so we could grow big and tall; big here doesn’t imply fat, its means strong but most of us get fat instead of strong. So ever wonder why we had to eat or drink something to grow? If the process of growing up was all natures doing and it all depended on the genes, then why was eating or drinking important? Simple answer: Nutrition. If we don’t eat healthily, we can’t be healthy. As far as research is concerned, height does not play a significant role in one’s biological health.
Just because someone is tall they won’t have an extra kidney or if someone is short then they would have a lesser number of organs in them or would have their entire system smashed together to fit in the limited space.
Height, Weight & The BMI
Till today not many studies have been done to understand the relationship between height and weight but any that have been done are either on growing children or pregnant women and most of us don’t fall into either category. The studies that have been done focus on height growth in the early years of life and its link with nutrition. And as far as science is concerned the only place where height and weight come together is when we are checking our BMI (body mass index) which simply measures our body mass ratio in accordance with our height. Nutright offers you tools to calculate your BMI here.
The Cross Between Height & Weight Gain
Like stated above no such scientific correlation exists between the height and the weight gained by an individual. Yes it’s important to watch out for one’s weight because obesity can cause the normal body processes to go loco which could also hinder the height growth because the thing is that everything about our body is dependent on nutrition, if someone is bulkier than he/she should be then that is a sign that nutrition is not doing its job and when there is insufficient nutrition that could affect height growth.
So What Could Be The Link?
On the opposite side of the above discussion which was the effect of weight gain on height, what could be the effect of height on weight gain? It is said tall people look thinner even with the same weight as a short person, reason being: they’re tall men! With all sincerity, I have never heard that tall people have problems gaining weight or whatever, any problems they might have would be because their body is just like that, it’s not due to their height. The only thing height can do to weight is to make it look less. Tall people generally look reasonable with a bit a weight on them, while shorties wouldn’t make the cut, they’d just look plain fat with the same weight.
In conclusion, our weight and height should balance with each other. If your BMI calculation is telling you that for your height your weight is not optimal then you can’t do anything about the height but you can manage the weight. And just a fact; the more height you have the less visible would be the fat deposition in different parts of the body and more attractive you look in different clothing but also that does not change the fact that the taller you are the scarier you would look being fat because you can also turn into an obese version of the Hulk.