Weight is an important criteria to assess the growth and developmental status of the child. Among Indian children, the weight of a full term neonate at birth is approximately 2.5 kg to 3.5 kg.
Increase in height indicates the skeletal growth of the person. Normally, height increases up to 18 years in women and up to 24 years in men. (To know more about Ideal weight & height click URL http://www.medindia.net/health-infographics/ideal-height-and-weight.htm).
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) a key regulatory enzyme is necessary to promote height growth. HGH is secreted by the pituitary gland.
Being tall with an ideal body weight makes a person feel great and it also boosts self confidence. Nature of growth and maturation is largely maintained by a constant interaction of genes, hormones, nutrients and other factors that affect the height of a person. Water makes up of 60% body weight in males and 50 % among females.
Eating a healthy diet such as fruits, nuts and dairy products that supply essential nutrients such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus helps stimulate growth and increases height. Swimming and yoga are the best exercises that help increase height and maintain a healthy weight.