Youth is the age when we are full of energy, goals and ideas. We want to do everything and achieve all our goals in life. However, in all this, our health, especially heart health often gets neglected. Here are a few tips to stay healthy while in your youth- the most important years of your life:
Walking towards a classroom is not exercise! Binge watching shows are fun, but it is important to give your body the requisite activity. Take a walk in the morning or play a sport of your choice. For kids and teens, 60 minutes of activity per day is ideal, and it can be broken up into chunks throughout the day.
Maintain a healthy weight
Staying active and eating well are the cornerstones of a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is necessary to have a healthy heart. Being underweight or overweight can harm your heart health.
Get medical tests
As early as 20 years is the ideal age to get a heart check-up done, at least once a year. You might not know there’s something wrong in your body until it’s too late. In fact, you should get a full body check-up regularly.
Make healthier choices
It’s your time to enjoy, and of course you relish junk food. In youth, more so today, we prefer eating out over a home-cooked meal. However, try to limit your cravings and untimely eating habits. Also, have healthier substitutes like steamed wheat momos instead of fried, and dark chocolate shakes instead of cold drinks.
Your body, your health, your heart- It’s all yours to take care of! Make wiser choices and conscious efforts to stay young & healthy forever.