The joyous, if not horribly confusing, years of your twenties pass quickly, and there is a temptation to approach life in your thirties in the same way. What has really changed, and anyway, isn’t age just a number? Sadly, with the advancing years comes a whole host of concerns you have never had before; for example, wrinkles become less of a distant possibility and a present reality, and you will develop a few grey hairs. If you are really unlucky, you might lose it all completely. Before you go and lock yourself away and scream, consider changing your lifestyle and leading a healthier and fitter routine.
1. Get Fit, Stay Fit
There is a reason that everybody always talks about fitness levels. Whereas it might have been ok to be pallid and skinny in your teenage years and early twenties, as you get older these things get less easy to change and your physical fitness becomes more important. If you’re familiar with what they gym looks like from the outside, yet you haven’t actually made it inside yet to look at it up-close, go and get a trial day membership and see whether you might actually enjoy it. If it isn’t for you, research body weight workouts for doing at home. However you tackle your fitness, or lack thereof, do it while you are still (relatively) young. Remember, good habits take a lifetime to develop, so you better start quickly.
2. Assess Your Lifestyle
Are you addicted to sugar, do you eat bacon more than once a day? A healthy diet is super important to increasing your lifespan and making sure you are in peak physical condition for as long as possible. Record how much you drink every week, as it is easy to let a drinking problem creep up on you. Before you know it, you could be far exceeding the recommended amount and not even realize. Similarly, do you smoke? If so, switch to a vaporizer and buy yourself a selection of flavors at the ejuice sale. You might be able to reduce the amount of cigarettes you smoke drastically.
3. Maintain Key Friendships
In your twenties, it can feel like there is a party every weekend and opportunities to see your friends are plentiful. As you get older, you develop careers and long-term stable relationships. Many of you will have children, and between looking after them and yourself, it can seem like there’s barely enough time for eating a decent meal in the evening, let alone staying in contact with friends you made at University. Studies have indicated that friends may be more important than family in our later lives, so keep yourself in contact with friends and get the most out of life in your thirties. Send each other messages, and try and have a monthly dinner party. There are some things that you can’t get from your family, no matter how amazing they are. You’ll also need the change in environment, otherwise you may find it difficult to stay sane.