Do squats make you shorter? Is this true? Keep reading to know more about this serious question.
Do squats make you shorter: A Myth?
Some research in Japan found that children who perform heavy labor tended to be shorter. And the hours spent by these children lifting heavy weights caused stunts in growth.
In this research, those children who were forced to do heavy labor were also underfed. This means that heavy labor wasn’t the principal cause but a correlating factor.
(A correlation means that one event is related to another event or variable).
Let’s answer the main question of this blog:
Do squats make you shorter? No. Squatting doesn’t stunt your growth or make you shorter.
Squatting will cause spinal shrinkage that’s the same one caused by walking.
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