5 Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle While in Your 30s – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Are you in your 30s? You
might be at the cusp of the middle or the end of the spectrum. No matter in
which bracket you find yourself in, chances are that you are an extremely busy
person with an equally busy schedule. Juggling between job, family, relationships,
mortgage, career growth, and so many other things, you are quick to forget the
implications of this fast-paced and stressed life on your health.

Many feel guilty about
prioritizing themselves before others and end up receiving the shorter end of the
happiness stick. It is simple. If you are healthy you will be in better
condition to take care of those around you. 30s is crucial for your emotional
as well as physical health and by making small tweaks, it is possible to
achieve the balance.

Let’s take a look.

Do Not Sacrifice Your Sleep

Being amidst the whirl of
responsibilities, it is easy for you to forgo on your sleep time just so that
you have that extra time to complete your tasks. Everyone has been there and
resonate with your thought process. However, it is often counteractive on your
vision of achieving your goals because your mind is not rested. You may have the best natural mattress, keeping in mind the health quotient but it won’t work
unless you hit that snooze time.

For instance, you are
finding it difficult to catch a few winks, try resting against your bed frame with headboard, doing absolutely nothing. This might cajole your body
into sliding down under the covers and catch up on the much-deserved
sleep.  You can choose the right mattress
for yourself, it might be a latex mattress or a foam one which will help you doze off without much effort.

Sleep to keep yourself
healthy and ensure that others around you are in safe hands.  A well-rested and body can also help you
improve your productivity! And to quote the Hulk, “ I see this as an absolute

Maintain an Optimum Weight

When you are in your 30s,
it is difficult to get back into your college body and nor we are asking you
to. Having a positive body image and confidence with who you are is supreme.
However, excessive weight and obesity are silent killers that can adversely
impact your body and reduce your quality of life. An increase in weight is
associated with high blood pressure, respiratory problems, joint pains, and so
much more which will definitely hit your hustle hard.

If you want to be agile and
productivity, the first aim is to lose weight and maintain an optimum value,
neither too little nor too much. However, it is important that the idea to lose
weight is to be healthy and not for vanity as it will further create mental

You can hit the gym, try
Zumba, yoga or any other activity for that matter and improve your lifestyle.
Forget the expensive gym fees and do some pilates on your indoor-outdoor rug to get your daily workout in.

Engage in Communication in Your Relationships

In order to maintain a
healthy lifestyle, it is important that you are balanced both physically as
well as mentally. The mental stability can be achieved by communicating with
near and dear ones. Communication is an important facet of everybody’s life and
not being express ideas represses a person and impair his self-confidence and
esteem. In the case of couples, effective communication can salvage a
relationship and help bring out factors that were gnawing away at their minds.

You should establish clear
communication with your children, ensuring that they are aware of the ongoings
around the house and are able to stay with you as a family, having a support
system can help you overcome hurdles and give you strength that you never knew
you had.

In a nutshell, if you
communicate, you are mentally relaxed which will allow you to focus on your
overall health and development as well. It is all interconnected.

Start With Regular Medical Screening & Testing

Stress and pressure catch up
fast and if you think that since you are ‘only’ 30, think again. You are more
prone to lifestyle diseases in your fast-paced life. You are clearly at the
risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and others that may have
infiltrated your body. Via regular tests, you will be able to keep these health
impurities at bay or control them from causing any further damage.

This regular screening and
testing are even more important if you have a family history of cancer or heart
disease. It is important to know your medical history and factors to stay
informed about future implications. Being aware of your own medical history
will arm you and your doctor with the right set of treatments at the earliest
timeline to prevent errors in diagnosis and treatment. It will be better to
talk to your doctor about prevention and lifestyle decisions to curb them.

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Maintain a Healthy Diet

Your body is no more like
a   that can down anything and
everything. Now that you have entered your 30s, it is important to be mindful
of what you are putting in your body as it can be counteractive to your
health.  Earlier you needed nourishment
to grow and now you need nourishment to maintain a healthy body that is active
and free from ailments. It might be a good idea to dunk the readymade packaged
foods because they save time and switch to fresh fruits & vegetables to
replenish your body with proteins, vitamins, and healthy fat & carbs.

Vegetarians are at the
lower end of the risk spectrum as their diet enables them to maintain a healthy
heart which slashes their chances of developing cardiovascular diseases, high
blood pressure or cholesterol. Several fruits like berries are antioxidants
that improve blood supply. Go grab your helping of fruits and vegetables and
alter your diet for a fitter and healthier version of you.

Optimize Time

Not having enough time is
the major cause of stress and believe it or not, obesity. Some do not have time
to cook home food and hence, gorge on takeaways. Most of us are pressured for a
time which leads to us trying to cram everything in a short span of time that
shoots up our stress levels. 

Try doing a time assessment
of your typical day. Do you have ample time to sleep, relax or do something
that you like? If no, then you need to reevaluate your schedule and bring in
more time for relaxation. You can also try getting a pet, a dog, perhaps which
is known to have calming effects on the owners. A dog will demand your time and
attention and interaction with these furballs is nothing short of a breath of
fresh air.

Wrapping Up

The 30s is a crucial age where you are growing
as an individual as well as a person with relationships. To justify your
presence, it is important that you take a step and breathe in to maintain a
healthy mind, body, and soul.


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