They say looking young and healthy is easy for us in our twenties. That’s not entirely true. Most of us have quite a comprehensive skin care routine and busy lives that keep us active. Of course, it’s worth considering the future, even now. They say a healthy life now will give us a healthy life when we’re older. So what are the healthy outlooks a twenty-something should adopt?
Even in your twenties, you can suffer ill health. Chronic problems like diabetes and obesity seem to be more common than ever before. And when you suffer health complaints, you’re certainly more willing to make changes if it cures them. Things like cutting the amount of sugar in your diet can make an enormous change to your health. Of course, things like this aren’t easy. And when you’re a carefree twenty-something, you might need a little motivation.
Healthy outlooks for the twenty-something
Stay as fit as you can
Can your body still do the things it used to do when you were at school? Can you still run as fast, and for as long? What about riding a bike? Or swimming or dancing, or any of the things you haven’t done for years? There is no reason why you can’t be just as fit as you were in your teens. But if you feel you’re not as physically fit as you once were, why not do something about it?
Flash those pearly whites
Oral health is really important, no matter what age you are. But as you age, your teeth can pick up stains or even suffer damage and decay. If you want those perfect white teeth to still look awesome when you are older, you need to take care of them right now. If you’re wondering ‘should I use crest whitening strips or find something new on the market’, it’s worth doing seeing what is available. Visiting your dentist regularly will take care of any problems that may occur with your oral health.
Protect your hearing
Can you imagine living life with your hands over your ears? As we age, our hearing acuity can decline. And life might actually sound muffled as if you have your hands over your ears. However, damage to your hearing can cause this to occur even in our youth. Avoiding loud noises and music is important to protect the delicate hearing system. If you love live gigs and clubbing every week, consider using some ear protectors for some of the time.
Fine lines and wrinkles (eek!)
Many of us in our twenties can begin to worry about the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. While the most obvious signs of aging won’t appear until the forties, the skin can reveal your age quicker than you would like. A really good skin care program will help keep skin plump and hydrated for years to come. Feeding your skin from the inside can help a little too if you adopt a healthy diet. Perhaps one of the most important things to avoid when caring for your skin is sunlight. Damage from the sun and or harsh treatments will quickly age your skin. Stay younger for longer with a healthy outlook for life.
This post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.