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5 Tips to taking care of yourself in your 20s

by DrPrem Jagyasi
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When you are in your 20’s, it is common to think of yourself as immortal or like nothing can harm you. In reality however, your 20’s is an important time period to learn how to care for yourself in a way that only you can. No longer will your parents be able to care for your all needs, and eventually, you’d need to take self ownership while making sure that you have all that you need to thrive in work, school, and life. This article will provide some tips on how to take care of yourself. These tips are things that you should keep in the back of your head for years to come.

Attend annual doctor’s appointments

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Even if you are seemingly “healthy”, you should schedule an annual doctor’s appointment to have a routine checkup. You can catch things early on such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. These things may not be problematic in your 20’s but if left untreated or ignored, can cause problems later on in life. Knowing that you are susceptible to high blood pressure or cholesterol due to family history can help your doctor determine the best course of action. It may be that you need to add fitness to your routine. It could mean that you need to eat healthier. Or maybe, you don’t need to do anything at all.

Get tested annually for STD’s 

If you are sexually active, it is important to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases often, especially if you are having relations with more than one partner or are in an open relationship. Getting tested is important no matter your age, sexual lifestyle, and other risk factors. Plus, it is good to know your status so that when you meet a new potential partner, you can share that you have a clean bill of health or that you have a virus that is only ethical to share with a potential partner.

Drink water

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Most people do not drink enough water daily. Making sure that you maintain a healthy water intake can help you stay energized and refreshed all day long. If your body is dehydrated, it is more likely to feel sluggish or tired mid-day, hungry, or thirsty. When you give yourself the water it needs to be hydrated, you will feel the difference.

Sleep 

Most 20 somethings do not get enough sleep as it is more fun to stay up conversing with friends or hanging out. Sleep is imperative to living a healthy life and can make a big difference in one’s overall mood and outlook on life. By getting enough sleep at night, you will be happier overall.

Practice mindfulness

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Life is hard and it can be a challenge to deal with its myriad pressures. Whether it is an exam at school or the pressure to succeed in your new job, there are plenty of instances in which you may feel stressed and anxious. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can help you have a sense of calmness and give you tools to manage your anxiety.

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