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Health: Sotos Syndrome

January 27th, 2017

 

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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.

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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.

 

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 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!  

 

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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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Adventures: Six Tips for Traveling Tall

January 26th, 2017

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We’re  sure everyone has been on a flight where their legs just get cramped up, now imagine that feeling being 6’ or taller. Tall men and women are never remotely comfortable on flights.

The standard for legroom in the United States is a total of 31 inches and is commonly used by most airlines. When taking into consideration a person of a taller height, 31 inches is barely enough room for the tall flier and an awkward space to comfortably fit longer legs. One can obviously have a better experience by upgrading your seat for extra money, but airlines should do more to accommodate passengers of all sizes.

1. To enhance your flying experience pick a carrier with more leg space.

 

Top three United States airlines with the most leg room:

  • JetBlue: 33 to 34 inches
  • Virgin America: 32 inches
  • Southwest: 32 to 33 inches

Airlines only have a weight standard, claiming that the average passenger weighs about 190 pounds, but there is no average for height. So here are five helpful tips for tall people on how to get a little more comfort on your next flight.

2. Book Your Flight in Advance

By booking in advance, it gives you more seating choices. You’ll have a better chance of getting an “extra leg room” seat, though you might have to pay a little extra. If you can’t pick your seat, try flying at “non-peak hours”. This way, you have a better chance of having an emptier flight, which means you might get a few open seats next to you to stretch out.

3. Arrive Early To The Gate

By arriving early, you can ask the person who is checking you in if there are any emergency exit seats available. Emergency exit rows have more room in case of an emergency. If your height doesn’t tip them off, be polite and express how much discomfort you’ll be in, generally the person checking you in will take pitty on you and help out or even upgrade you to an emergency exit seat with no extra charge. If you cannot get an emergency exit seat, go for the row behind the emergency exit row. This is because the emergency exit seats do not recline.

4. Get As Much Room As You Can

Don’t travel with anything under the seat in front of you. This will give you more room to stretch your legs under the seat. Also, try removing the magazines in the seat pocket. Though there is very limited leg room, getting every available centimeter of room will count.

5. Get Up And Stretch

Stretching can really benefit you, especially on long flights. When the seatbelt light is off, feel free to walk up and down the aisles. Or even on some Jet Blue flights, you can congregate in the back of the plane right in front of the flight attendant’s section.

6. Distractions

If all else fails, just sit back, relax as much as you can, and enjoy your flight. Pick a movie to watch, or get a good book before you take off. Try and get you mind off the discomfort as much as you can.

 

Read on:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-much-room-you-get-economy-class-americas-airlines-2016-9/#alaska-airlines-7 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/conde-nast-traveler/airlines-most-legroom_b_8482846.html

 


 

 

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

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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!

 


 

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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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