Health is an important part of being young.
Isn’t it energizing to cherish the peak years of your life?
Oh yes! It is believed that the age of 20s is the most life-changing, vivacious and integral phase of one’s life.
It is in your twenties when you embark upon a professional career, start earning your livelihood and some set forth with their conjugal life as well. Some even turn into proud parents. Well, in the midst of the paraphernalia of twenties’ life, you tend to forget the important aspects of your health.
Aspects Of Health To Think About In Your 20s
This is the right time when you can build some healthy habits that will let you have a great 30s and 40s life ahead.
Start exercising and paying attention to your fitness
Working out for an hour or more wouldn’t do any harm to your limbs or bones. The more you start paying attention to your fitness and exercise regularly, the muscles and bones would grow stronger and more flexible, reducing the chances of getting knee pain, backaches, joint pains, arthritis, etc. in the later years.
It also helps you to maintain a proper posture and prevents you to slump for the rest of your life.
Start eating healthy and cutting down on alcohol & unhealthy snacks
It is quite evident that this is the very age when you love to booze, binge on pizzas, pasta, burgers, hotdogs, wafers, etc. No one is telling you to stop consuming all this. However, it is highly recommended to lower down the intake of and restrict yourself to one or two cocktails.
Try it. It is not so tough. You can fill in by gorging on fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, etc. This will benefit your health for a long, long time.
Sleep for 7 to 8hours
Going sleepless for nights may not show any serious effects now but it will definitely hamper your health in the next few years. So do not sacrifice your good night’s sleep for anything else.
Apply sunscreen every 4 to 5hours during the daytime
Whether you step out of your house or stay indoors, whether you have a field job or sitting in front of a computer, apply sunscreen to protect the skin from pigmentation, dark spots and tanning.
This habit is not only for your cosmetic appeal. It will slow down the aging of your skin and protect your body from the harmful UV rays that cause many skin and neurotic diseases.
Go for a health check-up twice in a year
You might feel that it is unnecessary to go for a health check-up as everything seems to be fine at this age. There is no harm in keeping a tap on your health aspects.
Since there are no serious health issues, the vital aspects of health might easily be ignored. But, just as the age-old saying goes—‘Prevention is better than cure’.
“I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, and beautiful. But you’re making your critical decisions and sometimes your most critical mistakes.”