Starting Young: Health Tips for Your Twenties

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In our twenties, most of us are lucky enough not to have too many health issues. For some of us we barely give our health a second thought. But is that the best way to live? Probably not.

Taking care of our health at any age is important. As even if there is nothing wrong now, we can choose to protect ourselves from problems in the future. Read the article below to see how you can take steps to look after your health during your twenties and beyond.


Heart Health

Our hearts are essential to the functioning of our body as they pump oxygenated blood all around our system. But as someone in their twenties you don’t have to worry about this right? Wrong. There are always things that we can be doing to take care of our hearts.

One of the biggest thing you can do is avoiding smoking. Smoking cigarettes have been linked to heart disease. Also, they are addictive, so if you run a high risk of developing a very unhealthy habit that will damage your health.

A good habit that we can develop in or twenties for our heart health is eating whole grains. You can find these in things like cereals and bread (the whole grain varieties). These are good for our heart health because they contain a lot of fiber which can help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.

Stress can also have a negative effect on your heart health as well as on our health in general. Build in some relaxation time or some meditation sessions to help you cope with this in a healthy way.


Eye Health

Unless you have a specific problem or are due to an upgrade to your glasses prescription, you probably don’t give too much though to your eye health. But like any aspect of healthy living, it shouldn’t be ignored.

It is important to wear your glasses if you have them and make sure that they are the right prescription. If you are concerned that you may have a problem with you sight and vision, then make an appointment at the nearest eye center. It is always better to get thing checked out, just to be on the safe side.


Liver Health

Depending on your lifestyle, your twenties can be either a wonderful or terrible for your liver. It’s a stereotype to say that all people in their twenties are out drinking and having a good time because that is just not the case. However, it is more likely that you have a busier social life before you settle down in marriage or to have a family. So it is worthwhile realizing the effect that too much alcohol can have on your liver.

The main issue to be aware of is cirrhosis. This is when the liver becomes inflamed. It means the liver cells are replaced by scar tissue and can stop the liver working properly and cleaning the blood in your system. The best way to avoid this is to keep to the recommended units for drinking and avoid slimming pills.

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