It is the shortest day of the year! In the United States, every December 21st is National Short Girl Appreciation Day where females at 5’4″ and below are honored.
When the food products are on the tallest shelf of the grocery aisle, it’s not always fun to be short. But how great is it that they’re always at the top of the human pyramid? And when have they ever hit their head on a door frame?
National Short Girl Appreciation Day was started to celebrate the smaller ladies in our lives, and maybe help them grab that out-of-reach item. However, being a “short girl” has meant different things throughout the years and places!
NATIONAL SHORT GIRL APPRECIATION DAY ACTIVITIES
🔹Take to social media!
Post that picture of you with a basketball player and absolutely cherish your height! #shortgirlproblems. Send an article like ours to another short friend – this is SO us!
🔹Check out your favorite short girl artists.
Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, and Shakira don’t even hit 5’3”.
Other celebrities 5’4″ or less include Megan Fox, Naomi Watts, Dakota Fanning, Mila Kunis, Scarlet Johansson, Natalie Portman, Selena Gomez, Alanis Morisette, Mia Farrow, Kristen Bell, Kelly Clarkson, Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, and Salma Hayek.
🔹Help out a short girl!
If you don’t have trouble reaching the upper cabinets, lend a hand to the lady in your life who does. Also appreciated is walking more slowly, unless you’re trying to make her run with those little legs.
SHORT GIRL FACTS
🔹Small and Strong.
One study found that those who are under 5’2” are less likely to break a hip than those over 5’8”
🔹It’s not a pain to be short.
Another study found that those under 5’0” have a significantly decreased chance of dealing with back pain.
Though doctors can’t quite pinpoint why, those who are under 5’3” have a 50% less chance of developing coronary heart disease than those who are over 5’8”.
Short people are less likely to get heat stroke or just overheated in general than taller people.
🔹Long live short girls!
Many studies have shown that those who are on the short side are more likely to live longer lives than their tall counterparts.
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