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7 Healthy Habits to Adopt in Your Twenties

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7 Healthy Habits to Adopt in Your Twenties

The trial and error period of our life also known as the 20’s is the one that impacts our future most crucially.ย The habits you develop in this decade of your life, in the 20’s, decide how well you will age. While living healthy is not our priority in this decade, here are a few healthy habits to adopt in your twenties for a better lifestyle:

Get 7-8 hours of sleep:

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Being in my early twenties myself, I know very well, that our nights do not end before 4 a.m. and sleeping halfway through the day isn’t possible, so we cut back on sleep but do not cut back on the fun. While the fun lasts, you won’t notice how vulnerable the lack of sleep leaves your body, weakening it. Not to forget those eye bags that make you look like a zombie. Trust me, no one likes them, not even your better half. Create a sleep routine and get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Start your day fresh, and make the most of it. Remember, sleeping more is as dangerous as sleeping less, so, don’t risk it.

Care for Your Skin:

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Beauty might not be your strong suite but taking care of your skin should be your priority. You don’t have to be a beauty expert to take care of your skin. Just put on the sunscreen when you go out in the sun, don’t forget to moisturiseย in winters, don’t pop those zits and don’t ignore strange marks.ย All fun and no careย makes Jack an Ugly boy.

Cut Back On Sugars

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Gaining weight is the easiest thing in this world, and Sugars are the primary source of it. To cut back on sugars, avoid your excessive sugar intake in the form of aerated soft drinks, cereals with added sugars, etc. Why? Excessive sugar intake can cause disease as dangerous as diabetes along with making you obese and even heart diseases. That should be reason enough to ditch your sweet tooth in your twenties, isn’t it?

Set and Follow an Exercise Routine:

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Staying fit is the utmost necessity to live a happier and a longer life. Go to the gym and lose those extra pounds. If you’re not comfortable or can’t go to the gym, you can try Yoga or Zumba; I hear they are much more fun. Set a routine aimed at your fitness goal and follow it religiously at least four days a week. Give yourself a break on Sunday. Trust me; it’s worth it. Also, read- 20 Things You’ll Learn in Your Twenties

Be one with Nature:

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Nature offers immense beauty, for free! Leave your gadgets behind and spend a day with nature. Go to a park or see the sunset, get a taste of the fresh air and relax. Let all the stress go away. It is the best therapy that there is.
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Look after your body:

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Your body is your heaven, and if you take it for granted, the horror it’ll leave you with will be too horrible even to imagine. The adrenaline in your body is bound to be high in this decade, but that doesn’t mean you put your body at risk for the sake of that momentary adventure that might or might not result in a good memory. Don’t let your body scar, don’t go crazy over scary selfies. Go for a morning walk, go hiking, trekking, give your bones enough movement to make them stronger.

Make A ‘Things Not To Do List.’

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This ‘Things NOT TO DO list’ should contain all the things that you do that make you unproductive. To make the most of your time and talent, this is an absolute requirement. Put everything on the list that doesn’t result in making your productive. For example, binge watching your favourite shows, playing games on your PS or PC, spending time on social media, etc. So, these are seven healthy habits to adopt in your twenties to make your coming decades better and beautiful. Pin it:
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  What is that one healthy habit that you have adopted in your twenties or that you think you should have? Let me know in the comments!  
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Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.

58 Comments

  1. Suresh

    Travelling solo, This is one of the late findings.. When you travel solo you will discover yourself a lot more.

    Going solo at a entrely new places, new languages, new culture makes its more challenging. It’s fun exploring, and introverts can become extroverts too. I have experienced this very recently, Maza agaaya! By this, next year onwards there is so much of traveling to do.

    Books; Reading books one of the cool habits, not college books they sucks. But related to life hacks, motivaiton, and whatever you like. Books are like, learning from other mistakes and you dont have to make it. The progress you make after reading the book is exponential.

    Never settle, and never stop learning. keep trying out of the comfort zone, and improving every day.

    Hope this adds value to the post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Twenties boy!

    19 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Travelling solo is totally the best therapy there is, Suresh, no doubt. Thanks for sharing your insights, it sure does add value to the post! ๐Ÿ™‚

      24 . Dec . 2016
  2. Sara Imes

    Wonderful tips …another well written and informative piece.

    21 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much, Sara! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  3. Imaobong

    I wish I read this a year back, I’m not twenty yet, (turning 18 in less than a week!) but I learnt the hard way that my body is my temple and I need to treat it right.
    Awesome advice ๐Ÿ™‚

    22 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I hope you put these to use now, and I’m glad you’ve learned, even if you did the hard way! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  4. Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden)

    I will simply say that by the time you are in your 60’s (which I am), you will be grateful for having done every one of these things – or suffering because you didn’t.

    22 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks for this insight, Alana, I’m doing my best to treat my body right! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  5. Briana Marie

    I do need to care for my skin more and I could cut back on sugars a little more. That would help a lot! Thanks for sharing.

    22 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      You’re very welcome, Briana! We can all cut back on those sugars! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  6. Ellie

    sleep and skincare are my biggest ones! I only recently developed a really good skincare routine with serum, cleanser, toner, moisturizer (the whole lot!) it’s made such a difference and sleep, I get so groggy and can’t function without enough of it!

    22 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Oh, sounds really soothing. Have you shared your routine in a blog post? Would love to check it out, Ellie! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  7. Shilpa Gupte

    You are so right, , Radhika…each point is so true…esp, ‘My NOT to-do list’…that’s one list we all need to make, whether we are in our 20s or our 40s….
    Great post!

    22 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much, Shilpa! I learned about the ‘Not to Do list’ from my brother! ๐Ÿ™‚

      24 . Dec . 2016
  8. Isaly Holland

    I love your insight on having a happy life. I definitely think that being healthy, fit and happy is key but also using creativity and travelling is something we should do as well in our 20s!

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks and rightly said, Isaly! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  9. Rose

    Good advice. The sooner you start the better habit it will be.

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Right, Rose! Thanks for stopping by! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  10. Amber

    Yes, I always strive to get plenty of sleep. When you have kids though, sometimes that’s easier said than done.

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Ah, I get what you’re saying, my sister-in-law barely gets to sleep with her 2-month-old!

      24 . Dec . 2016
  11. jadoreledecor

    It’s so great that you’re thinking about this in your 20’s Radhika. Something I’d like to add to this list is to stay hydrated, use natural oils to remove makeup, or to moisturize your face at night, and use sunscreen everyday – even in the winter. This will definitely keep you youthful looking.

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much for your insights, Ola! I can really use them. I do apply moisturiser every day, even in winters! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  12. The Travel Ninjas

    These are great health tips at any age. Sleep is especially huge. It’s so easy to neglect it.

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I agree, sleeping well is quite underrated. Thanks for stopping by! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  13. nikki

    These are such great habits to adopt – great post! I need to adopt some of these in 2017 for sure! x

    http://www.twentysomethingmuddle.com

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I hope you do, Nikki! Thanks for stopping by! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  14. Chante

    Taking care of your skin is a big one! I wish I would of before it got too late

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      You can start now to preserve what you have today, Chante! It’s never too late to start something good! xx

      24 . Dec . 2016
  15. Mihir Gadhvi

    Hello Radhika
    It’s really difficult for Blogger to be healthy and maintain an workflow. I agree with all the seven points you said and one of them will be my new year resolution

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I get your concern, Mihir, but avoiding health is the biggest mistake you’ll ever make. The success you have won’t do much good if you aren’t healthy enough to live it through. Have a great birthday and I hope you keep your resolution, Mihir! ๐Ÿ™‚

      24 . Dec . 2016
  16. dotonherway

    Great tips! definitely will come in handy for the new year.

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much for your feedback! ๐Ÿ™‚

      24 . Dec . 2016
  17. Amrita Basu

    Really loved the list .Specially the 7th one.That’s a good one I have never tried

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Hey, Amrita! I started it recently, my NOT TO DO list and it works wonders! Try it, it’s bound to make you more productive. ๐Ÿ™‚

      24 . Dec . 2016
  18. Maliny Mohan

    Every one of those is a necessity for good health. I am catching up on my excercise these days and it actually feels good to do that. I seelp for 7-8 hours a night and I usually wake up refreshed. Good tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    23 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Glad you are following a good sleep regime, Maliny! Exercising energises you more than it tires you! ๐Ÿ˜€

      24 . Dec . 2016
  19. Carolina Gonzalez

    these are some great tips, and i agree the earlier these are adopted are better ๐Ÿ™‚

    24 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      True, earlier the better. Thanks, Carolina!

      24 . Dec . 2016
  20. Blair Villanueva

    These tips I applied in my twenties and now I’m happily benefiting its results ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

    25 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Glad to know you did, Blair! Thanks for stopping by!

      27 . Dec . 2016
  21. Healthy Cooking Mom

    These are great tips, i do them now in my thirties but would of been better starting earlier, i think more people are now becoming informed about health issues, i love the original playstation, fresh air is the best!

    27 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Right, it’s better to start early. Ah, I love the original playstation as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

      06 . Jan . 2017
  22. Zahra Akbar

    Love all of these. Strongly agree with cutting back sugar and being close to nature.

    27 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      Thanks so much, Zahra! ๐Ÿ™‚

      06 . Jan . 2017
  23. edira

    Great tips! The twenties is such an important age to start healthy habits, especially getting enough tips and exercise. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    27 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I know, right? Thanks for stopping by, Edira! ๐Ÿ™‚

      06 . Jan . 2017
  24. thetravelpockets

    I’m well past my twenties, but these are great tips for any age! ๐Ÿ™‚

    27 . Dec . 2016
    • radhikamundra

      I’ve been hearing that a lot. It’s never too late to start something good!

      06 . Jan . 2017
  25. Clarissa

    These are such good pointers and SO important! I’m trying so, so, hard to cut back on sugar but MAN is it hard!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    28 . Dec . 2016
  26. youcandoit", mama said

    Lovely list, I wish someone had told me these things in my 20’s cutting sugar has made my life so much better even in my 30’s. Thank you for great writing

    28 . Dec . 2016
  27. Julie @ Hello Peaceful Mind

    These are really good tips! I love the idea of making a not to do list. I think I should write one and put on top to stop snoozing my alarm in the morning lol

    28 . Dec . 2016
  28. Marie Green

    Definitely agree with taking care of your body! By setting this habit early on, you have the foundation for a very healthy life. Great tips!

    28 . Dec . 2016
  29. Befitting Style

    Cutting back on sugar is definitely a must! It helps with the skin as well

    30 . Dec . 2016
  30. VenusFitness-Shannon

    Great tips! I took care of my body and developed an exercise routine but I could have gotten outdoors sooner. I would also add travel to this list.

    10 . Jan . 2017
    • radhikamundra

      Right, travelling is great but not everyone has the funds, so! ๐Ÿ™‚

      10 . Jan . 2017
  31. Lauren

    Thank you for the list..I am 21 and so this is a great reminder!

    Lauren

    http://WWW.TheZenFashionista.Com

    10 . Jan . 2017
    • radhikamundra

      You’re very welcome, Lauren! xx

      10 . Jan . 2017
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