Forget what they say about your 20s being the best time of your life. Every year can be the best part of your life if that’s what you want so congratulations on making it to 30. We’ve compiled a list of healthcare tips that will help you make it to 40 looking unscratched.
1. Build an exercise habit into your routine
Find something that works for you. It could be early morning walks or late night yoga. The point is to be active because exercise keeps your heart healthy, lowers your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and improves mental health.
2. Don’t skip sunscreen
Black don’t crack, black don’t crack, but they won’t tell you about their thorough skincare routine. As you grow older, your skin loses its elasticity and general vim. This is a normal part of ageing — no need to freak out. You can slow down the process by taking good care of your skin. One way to do this is to include a good sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 in your skincare routine. Sunscreens help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun’s UV rays that are harmful to your skin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of sunspots and premature wrinkles.
3. Routine hospital visits are your thing now
Preventative checks and screenings are a big part of growing up. Do your routine pap smear, dental check, eye check, mammograms, etc. Life is easier when you know what’s happening in your body.
4. Practice safe sex
Your 30s are a great time to experiment with your sex life but you must remember to practice safe sex. Getting older means your immune system has to work harder to protect you from diseases. Save your body the stress of overworking and be proactive with your sex life. Never skip on condoms and get regular STI checks. Better safe than sorry.
5. Drink more water
The benefits of drinking water are endless, including maintaining your blood pressure, lubricating your joints, regulating your body temperature, and promoting overall cell health. If you haven’t upped your water intake yet, this is your cue to do so.
6. Find a relaxation practice
In your 30s, you should also prioritise leisure. You probably spent your 20s trying to figure out what you wanted to do with your life and career. The 30s are a time for relishing in a sense of certainty, as well as repose. Yoga, meditation, or frequent massage sessions are all examples of relaxation techniques. You can find one that works for you, that you can devote both time and money to.
7. Learn your family’s health history
This is super important because it tells you the health issues to watch out for. It’s a proactive step in taking care of your health. That way you are not blindsided by possible issues that may come up in the future.
8. Sleep more
Gorgeous girls sleep. Sleep helps restore energy spent throughout the day and improves concentration and memory formation. Sleep helps you stop being the subject of 30+ jokes. If you have difficulty sleeping, you can invest in aromatherapy, try yoga before bed or see a doctor if it’s really serious.
Cheers to 40 in a few of years.
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