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The Teal Chronicles

Health: Sotos Syndrome

January 27th, 2017

 

Tall Teen Picture 2

Broc D. Brown is not your average 19-year-old. He is actually the world’s tallest teen at a whopping 7ft, 8ins and is still growing. He grows at an astonishing rate of 6 inches per year. If Broc continues to grow at this rate, he’ll be on track to become the world’s tallest man. It is said that Broc was about 5’2” in kindergarten, 6ft by middle school, and 7ft tall by high school.

Tall Teen Picture 4

Broc suffers from Sotos Syndrome, also known as cerebral gigantism, which is a genetic disorder that causes excessive growth. Along with this disorder, Broc also suffers from learning disabilities, strain on the heart, curvature of the spine, and narrowing of the spinal cord. But Broc doesn’t let anything get in his way.

 

Tall Teen Picture

 When you’re that tall, it’s hard to find clothes to fit just right, so Broc has to get all his clothes specially made for him. He has to get shoes and socks made for him because you can’t find size 28 sneakers in any store. He has a special 8ft bed so his feet don’t hang off. His community has come together and raised $10,000 for Broc and his family so that they can afford clothing for Broc.

Broc, you definitely Live Tall and Extra Long. You are not alone, we’re reassured to know that your community is rallying around you! We are also inspired by your ability to stay positive despite your many challenges. Make the most of your height and go for it!  

 

Tall Teen Picture 3

 

Learn more about Sotos Syndrome: 

http://sotossyndrome.org/sotos-syndrome

Learn more about Broc D. Brown:

http://www.morningnewsusa.com/7-foot-tall-broc-d-brown-worlds-tallest-teenager-michigan-23106848.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1815982/meet-the-worlds-tallest-teen-who-has-already-reached-a-record-breaking-7ft-8ins-and-is-still-growing/

https://www.facebook.com/PopSugarCelebrity/videos/10154828425314824/

 


 

 For starters, TEAL Apparel is first and foremost, all about tall. And long. Verticality.  North and south. Head to toe.

In short, we rock tall. East and west — horizontal — width and breadth, not so much. In fact, not at all. Our goal is to produce a line of affordable tall mens clothing that place a premium on fit, function and form. We utilize the finest materials and manufacture right here in the USA. That’s us. Who we are. What we do.

For Men 6′ and taller

Live Tall. And Extra Long.

http://tealapparel.com  

 

 

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Health: Eat Up

January 25th, 2017

Robert 1

 

Are you consuming enough? 

We recently read about a 7’7, 16 year old basketball player whose goal is to eat 4,000 calories a day.  While the average person is trying to maintain or even lower their daily intake of 2,500 calories, 4,000 calories seems like a ludicrous quantity. But, based on calorie counters this is actually a good daily goal to maintain weight for someone 7’7.  One of the lesser known challenges of being tall is adequate nutrition and hydration. 

In order to ensure you’re eating and hydrating enough use an online calculator. We used this Calorie Counter Calculator to validate the 4,000 calorie per day diet that Robert sticks to: 

http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html

We also went a step further to look at hydration. The typical recommendation of 8 cups of water per day does not work for someone 7’7.  Based on height, weight, activity level and climate, Robert  should drink 19 cups of water per day.  

http://www.h4hinitiative.com/tools/hydration-calculator

The standard quantities and recommendations do not apply to tall people. Figure out what you need to eat and drink so that you can really Live Tall!

 


 

Robert 2

 

At just Sixteen years old, Robert Bobroczky is taller than any current basketball player in the NBA right now. Robert is originally from Romania but has moved to the United States to pursue his dream in basketball. He is currently a freshman on the varsity team at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio and recently had his first debut on the court. Robert is at a current height of 7-foot-7 and is expected to grow even taller!

Off the court, Robert is a dedicated student and is fluent in four different languages. (English, Hungarian, Romanian, and Italian) He carries an impressive 4.0 grade point average and enjoys playing the piano in his free time.

Robert is still developing and is putting focus on making his body stronger and better. He is bulking up and hopes to gain at least 30 pounds by the end of the season. Bobroczky has great potential and continues to work on improving his game every day. There are no guarantees but if he continues to grow and improve his skills, he may be able to fulfil his dream of playing in the NBA one day!

Link to the full article: 

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/K-XaJYOg20OexM7bBxJjHA/video–giant-7-foot-7-robert-bobroczky-makes-big-american-high-school-basketball-debut.htm

 


 

 

For starters, TEAL Apparel is first and foremost, all about tall. And long. Verticality.  North and south. Head to toe.

In short, we rock tall. East and west — horizontal — width and breadth, not so much. In fact, not at all. Our goal is to produce a line of affordable tall mens clothing that place a premium on fit, function and form. We utilize the finest materials and manufacture right here in the USA. That’s us. Who we are. What we do.

For Men 6′ and taller

Live Tall. And Extra Long.

http://tealapparel.com  

 

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Health: Long & Tall Men Are Not Obese, Here’s Proof

January 2nd, 2014

Recently my husband, Ed, went to his pediatrician for his annual checkup and was directed to the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart on the door to explain if his tall size was obese. The chart only went to 6’4, yet Ed is 6’7.  So the doctor made an educated guess that he was not obese given his weight of 218 lbs. and height.

BMI Chart 1 – For Men Under 6’4

BMI chart for men under 6'3

Source: http://www.calculatebmi.co/bmi-calculator-for-men/

We found it disturbing that the chart did not include men taller than 6’3 so I created our own BMI chart specifically for men over 6 feet tall.

 BMI Chart 2 – For Men over 6′

BMI chart for men over 6 foot

The BMI charts are extremely informative about the range of people’s health given their height and weight.

Interesting Stats
The BMI index formula is kg/m² or your weight in kilograms divided by your height squared in meters. 

Average Weight for men in the US over 20 years old by percentile (according to CDC.gov)

50% 189 lbs

75% 218 lbs

85% 236 lbs

90% 252 lbs

95% 273 lbs

 

Average Height for men in the US over 20 years old by percentile (according to CDC.gov)

50% 69 in or 5 ft 9 in

75% 71 in or 5 ft 11 in

85% 72 in or 6 ft

90% 73 in or 6 ft 1 in

95% 74 in or 6 ft 2 in

 

35% of the US population is obese (according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

The results of the research were quite interesting. I found that the taller you are, the less likely you are to become obese as you have more mass to distribute throughout your body. The BMI charts clearly show that men under 6’3 are more likely to be considered obese versus those taller than 6’3. So if you are tall and considered big, you are not necessarily obese. The good news is that we sell clothes for the Long & Tall man who is not obese so rest assured that TEAL will have something great waiting for you when you need it.  Have a happy and healthy New Year everyone!

 

Warm Regards,

Jenni 

 

TEAL Apparel provides premium long pants designed for the Long & Tall man, made of quality materials, sewn in the USA and sold on-line.

Men’s clothing for the Long & Tall, not Big & Tall

http://tealapparel.com 

 

 

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