Your early twenties are a strange time in your life. It’s usually the first time you’re imagining out what it means to be an adult. Whether you’re still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who’ve already figured out how to survive in the real world.
In your twenties, most people’s bodies have finally begun to settle into a rhythm more or less finished with the hormonal changes endured during the teenagers. However, taking care of your body now is essential to ensuring that it will carry you through the years you are beyond ability to influence.
It’s a natural fact that what we do now affects the future. Obvious cases involve smoking;when you’re young and you first start out, you notice problem. But as time wears on, so too do the effects of smoking on your body. Learning a few diet tips and tricks as well as staying active will go a long way towards making up for all the “fun” you’re going to be having in your twenties.
First off, chicken is your best friend. Typically, free-range organic chicken is what you should shoot for. The cost may be higher, but the effects of natural lean protein and nutrients that come along with it make it greater than worth it. Pan-seared chicken or grilled chicken is the cornerstone of any health-conscious dish.
Vegetables are not to be feared; they include a bevy of healthy nutrients that your craves. Also, broccoli or carrots, accentuate just about any dish you could ever make.
Sugar-filled snacks are tasty and inexpensive, but in this case you are what you eat, and you don’t want to be low cost. Fruit is wonderful in the role of a snack, and if you stop and think about it, you are more satisfied after scoffing down a bagful of chips.
Exercise in your twenties should come naturally. Even if you don’t go to a gym, staying active enough to keep your body healthy is a sinch. From biking and swimming to sports or a good old fashioned walk, your twenties are a time to be active! Remember that as you sit at your computer, because later on I life, that’s all you will be able to do.
Take care of your mental and physical wellness, so you do not get in a slump and let yourself go. Being skinny isn’t the goal here, it’s feeling your best and treating your body like the temple it is. Meditate, do yoga, read under a tree, run until your legs give out, dance. Whatever makes you feel great, do it. Exercise your mind and body. Also, give it the breaks it needs when it craves it. While we’re talking about this – eat healthy. You wouldn’t believe the difference this makes on not only your body, but your mind. When you put junk into your body, it affects all parts of it.
This generation grew up with social media, and many are probably attached to their smartphones. Realize that someone liking your phone on Facebook or up voting your post on Reddit isn’t as important as what’s going on around you. If you’re living in the moment, you can actually learn something, listen better, and contribute to the conversation, so put down your smartphone, and you can survive your twenties in the healthy way.