Surviving your Twenties the Healthy Way

July 22, 2014

Ahh, to be twenty-something is a wonderful thing. Finally out of the troublesome teen years, a person’s twenties are a time of transitioning into adulthood.

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 teens.

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 don’t notice a 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 more 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 body craves.

Also, broccoli or carrots, in addition to being healthy, accentuate just about any dish you could ever make.

For guys this is especially important: the easiest way to impress a date is with a home-cooked meal that not only tastes delicious, but is also colorful and pleasing to the eye.

Sugar-filled snacks are tasty and cheap, but in this case you are what you eat, and you don’t want to be cheap. Fruit is wonderful in the role of a snack, and if you stop and think about it, you are more satisfied after eating some fruit than you are 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 in life, that’s all you will be able to do.

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