Being young is fantastic and, unfortunately, people rarely realize that until they’ve lost it. Yes, you do have things to worry about, but most young people can take their bodies for granted and trust that they’ll be okay. 
Late nights, bad food, great company, drinking too much, and doing what you want, when you want, are all mainstays of life in your twenties. However, as anyone who has hit thirty knows, this doesn’t last forever. Getting old is no picnic, but here are some ways to make it so much easier.

Start Young

Yes, while you can abuse your body when you’re younger and generally get away with it, it doesn’t mean that you should. All that hard living in your late teens and early twenties does add up, you just don’t realize it until it’s too late. 
The trick is being balanced. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying your youth while you can, that’s what it’s there for, but take care of yourself as well. Other than treating yourself, keep to a generally healthy diet and start an exercise routine as early as possible.
This doesn’t just prevent damage from accumulating in your body, but it also gets you used to a healthy lifestyle and good habits. It’s so much easier to maintain good health than to try to claw it back after years of living it large. 

Keep Active

Staying active is one of the most important ways to keep your body healthy. We are designed to move, but unfortunately, modern life doesn’t always allow for that. People travel in cars to sit down at offices all day, hunched over computers. 
This sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for anyone. It’s easy to develop back and neck problems from poor posture and, even worse, you could develop cardiovascular issues. Regular exercise and keeping active are the only ways to keep yourself healthy.
Exercise isn’t just good for your physical health, it’s good for your mental health. Working out feels good and, if you work out and keep fit, you’ll look better too. Looks aren’t everything, but it can be a great self-esteem booster. 
As you get older, you’ll continue to collect on the dividends of your hard work. People who have lived active lifestyles tend to age much more gracefully, keeping their figure and relatively good health for longer.

Regular Healthcare

While maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a great way to look after yourself, you may still develop health problems, especially as you age. The good news is that, if you catch it early, you generally deal with them. 
The only way to catch some illnesses early is to regularly visit a doctor. Just as you’d take a car to the mechanic if it starts to drive oddly, you should visit a healthcare professional for a checkup if you suspect that there’s a problem. 
Another way medication can help is via bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which will help you to feel younger for longer, even as you age.

WRITTEN BY

Daria Brown