Once you start following healthy life choices, you are more likely to hold on to them during your entire lifetime. Considering this, here are a few healthy lifestyle choices all women must make by the time they reach the age of 30.
The first healthy lifestyle choice you can make this year is to find your ideal workout routine, the one that you actually enjoy. Exercising regularly can help elevate your mood, help you with a better sleep cycle, help maintain your body weight, and so much more. Find your workout routine, the one that you actually like and enjoy doing. If you don't like it, you are less likely to do it.
Drink lots and lots of water. It helps you lose weight, improves your metabolism, and your mood. It's a pretty straightforward healthy lifestyle choice! Start drinking water.
Okay, seriously, stop smoking if you do! And if you don't, don't ever think of touching that thing. Smoking can increase your odds of getting lung cancer and can hurt your brain too. As per a research publication from 2012, smoking can decrease your overall lifespan by ten years. Not only this, it is just plain awful to smoke. Your body is meant for better things. It is not a gas chamber! Quit it already!
According to research, the more time you spend sitting in your chairs or couches, the higher your risk of developing and suffering from obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases. It is important to start getting serious about the dangers of "sitting diseases." Start standing and walking around your house every now and then. Not adding movement to your life on a daily basis holds serious and ugly implications for your future.
It's completely fine to blow off some steam every once in a while. Birthdays, post-breakups, happy hours, holidays, you shouldn't be really concerned about getting a drink or two every once in a while. But exceeding your limit can be bad! It can lead to multiple health issues, major and minor. Plus, it can make your skin blotchy and make you feel low on energy daily. Strokes and cancers are just some major side effects of excessive drinking.
God forbid if you are walking across a busy crosswalk in a metropolitan like New York while catching a taxi for yourself and you get into an accident? Do you have coverage? What if you develop a disease? You will appreciate having coverage later in life. Start now! Not having access to health insurance kills over a thousand people annually. Don't be a part of those statistics.
Don't run after "an ideal body weight." You will not love yourself after you change yourself. It makes sense. How can you just fall in love with yourself after so much change? It makes sense, right? Fall in love with your body despite your weight. Speaking with truth, your body does so much for you, more than you think. Even when you are not really thrilled about any aspect of your body, learn to appreciate your body. You will be much happier and healthier in the long run.
It is important to have friends and to meet them regularly. Schedule friendly dates on a regular basis. Not only will it help de-stress you, which is, of course, a major factor as far as your mental and heart health are concerned, but it will also help you burn calories. Think we are lying? Well, studies suggest your body burns more calories when it feels happy with the people around you in your life. So, even when your schedules are tight and calendars are crazy-busy, do take out some time to catch up with your girl gang! Your heart and your body will thank you!
One of the most important healthy lifestyle choices you can undertake this year is to learn how to cook for yourself. Eat a few healthy dishes every now and then. Research suggests that if you enjoy the food that you consume, it is going to be a lot easier to follow your healthy eating plans, whether you are aiming for weight loss or just aiming to be fit and well. Get your ladles and start cooking!
We do not have to do much convincing here. You should be getting an orgasm or two regularly. Don't refrain from making sex more interesting for yourself. Find some common grounds, find better positions that work for you, invest in some good toys, do whatever you can, but have more sex!
And yes, while getting busy under the sheets is a great idea, you need to ensure you are doing everything in a safe way. You have to be safer, not only in terms of pregnancy but also STDs. STDs can easily compromise fertility levels and cause detrimental effects on your health. So, yes, do start having a lot of sex to stay healthy, physically and mentally, but have sex with some form of protection. You can talk to your partner to incorporate pleasure-optimizing condoms if you want.
Coming straight from a woman, for a woman reading this! There is absolutely nobody who loves you more than you love yourself. You have to take care of yourself. It might seem like a fantasy right now with the guy you are dating, but you are eventually going to be responsible for your own self! Start implementing these ten healthy lifestyle choices before you turn 30. It is time you started worshiping yourself. Make a difference this year with your health and well-being. Take charge of your life and be mindful of yourself. Even the smallest of changes can make a big difference in your life in the long run!