15 health-promoting things to do before 30’s (Part 1)

  1. Drink less alcohol or drink with less frequency

    In the short-term, cutting down on alcohol has all kinds of benefits like lower blood sugar, weight loss and fewer associated negative consequences like a headache or heartburn. One study has shown other benefits including lower blood pressure and reduced cholesterol.

  2. Have a healthy day/night skin-care regime for your skin

    Skin is an essential part of our body. It is important to maintain the health of the skin and this can benefit multiple other issues such as.  Following a healthy and hygienic routine is essential even if its a simple and light steps of cleanser, moisturiser

    The easiest way to remember when you should be doing what for your skin is to think of it like this: Morning skin care should focus on prevention and protection for the day and your nighttime routine should focus on cleansing and repair.

  3. “5 a day” rule

    The study found that people who consumed five daily servings — specifically two fruits and three vegetables — had a 12 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, a 10 percent lower risk from cancer and a 35 percent lower risk from respiratory disease, compared with people who ate just two daily servings. One “serving” is a half-cup of any vegetables or fruits, or a whole cup of salad greens. You get the same beneficial vitamins, minerals and fiber in both, but vegetables are slightly lower in calories and sugar, which is why the guidelines generally recommend slightly higher consumption levels for vegetables.

  4. Have your own workout/exercise schedule

    Having your own exercise schedule can be as simple as brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, biking,squats, push ups, etc. These activities and exercises help keep you healthy, improve your fitness, and help you perform the tasks you need to do every day. Endurance exercises improve the health of your heart, lungs, and circulatory system. They also can delay or prevent many diseases that are common in older adults such as diabetes, colon and breast cancers, heart disease, and others

  5. Reduce screen time, instead use that time for activities such as reading books.

    Excessive screen time has been found to increase the risk of diseases like obesity, diabetes and sleep problems. Research has also shown that the overuse of devices and social media can be linked to an increase in loneliness as well as depression. Find your interest in other activities such as reading a book or going on a walk. These activities can help you improve your attention span as well.

     

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