Important things to do for your health while you’re young

Just because you are young, doesn’t mean that your lifestyle today won’t impact on your health tomorrow. 

 

Take these tips to heart to help make sure you will have the best chance of a longer, healthier life as you age. 

 

1. Start an exercise regime

Making exercise a part of your daily routine is a fantastic habit to add to your life in the long term. It will help you set the tone for the future and keep your weight under control as you age.

 

2. Kick (or never start) the habit

Stopping smoking (or not starting) is the single best thing you can do for your health both today, and for the future. Your 40-year old self will thank you!

 

3. Find a doctor

Whether you have a family doctor or want to find one of your own, now is the time to start a relationship with a medical practitioner. They will help you understand any risks your family health history poses for your future and take steps to ensure your health in the long term.

 

4. Prevention is better than cure

Start having preventative care tests (available across most options) now and be sure to keep up the routine of going for them, especially if your family health history shows you are at risk.

 

5. Eat well

Being a student or young employee often means that funds are limited but make an effort to make healthy nutritional choices from the get go. Say no to junk food more often than you say yes and make sure your food doesn’t simply contain empty calories.

 

6. Watch the booze

Alcohol is something most young people enjoy, but remember that the damage you do to your liver today will catch up with you later on in life so drink responsibly and with moderation.