Healthy Habits Every Youth Must Adopt Before Turning 20

Age is not just a number really! With age, your body starts functioning differently and your immune system starts getting weaker naturally. One of the major reasons for this to happen earlier than expected is because of the unhealthy lifestyle habits that we succumb to in this hectic and zippy life. When you are young, your body has more energy which helps you counter ailments or diseases naturally. But you can’t take things lightly. As you keep growing older, you will face the consequences of what you do with your health during your younger years.

Here is a list of 5 healthy habits you should follow when you are young so that you stay as fit as the fiddle when you are old.

Exercise regularly

Just like brushing your teeth, right after getting up, make it a point to put in at least 45 minutes to exercise. Exercise improves blood circulation, agility, increases energy levels and strengthens your muscles. How you do it is completely your wish. You can go out for a morning jog or do a few reps of pull-ups, push-ups, crunches etc. Regular exercise also keeps your heart fit and combat health conditions that may arise due to excess- body weight. You can even do your most loving dancing steps.  Dancing freshens up your mind, relieves stress and anxiety too.

Follow a healthy diet

We live in a day and age where indulging in junk food has become a very dangerous trend among the youth. No doubt they are tasty and satisfy your cravings, but always remember to calculate at what cost you are getting all of this. Spicy and oily food can increase cholesterol levels and lead to many other digestion related complications later on. Your body requires the right proportions of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and fats. The moment you intake any of these elements disproportionately, you are going to face health complications after you hit 30.

Avoid smoking or drinking

Another sad scene where the youngsters today think that it is very cool smoke or drink when they are socializing! We don’t realize the number of toxins that keep getting generated within your body with these harmful habits. Smoking can drastically affect the functioning of lungs, heart and kidneys as well. Similarly consuming excess alcohol can lead to many health complications in the long run.

Drink ample water

Near about 60 % of the body is made of water. Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more. Drinking water could also help with weight loss as it helps people feel full, and as a result, consume fewer calories. Also, kidneys need enough water to clear away what we don’t need in the body!

Treat minor ailments early

When we are young, we take things for granted and assume that all is going to be well, very soon. Don’t prolong your plan to visit the doctor at the earliest or avoid getting your health problems treated in the right way. Early detection and prevention of health issues help you stay fit when you grow older.

Adopt natural remedies

In the case of not-so-chronic ailments always opt for natural home remedies that could cure you easily. The body responds better to natural remedies and also you are in a way ensuring that you will not face any kind of side effects. Ayushakti has some of the best Ayurvedic doctors and treatments in India to fight all kinds of ailments, from arthritis to skin problems. If you’ve been looking for ayurvedic treatments in India, Ayushakti is where you will find the most appropriate health solutions based on your body type and condition.


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Author of the Blog: Dr. Ramchandra Konduskar

Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram

Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd


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