As we age, our bodies too change and go through various processes. Things that were working fine in your 20s may not be the same when you hit late 20’s. There are several differences in health at different ages which you should know about for better living. This blog discusses some of the major changes that we can see at early 20’s and late 20’s period. Let us see what changes we need to make in our lifestyle if we want to lead a healthy life, keeping our age and immunity functionality in mind
Your immunity is the first line of defense against infections and diseases. The impact of stress and pollution on your body can be reduced with strong immunity system. However, as time goes by, your immunity system too reduces its strength resulting into frequent colds, coughs or flu.
In early 20’s, a person has a strong immunity functionality. He/she feels healthy and energetic to fight against infections or diseases. However, as we grow older, our immunity system starts deteriorating which results into frequent colds and other health issues. The late twenties are the most dangerous for one’s health as there is a significant drop in our immunity system resulting in frequent attacks from bacteria, viruses and parasites.
In your twenties you have abundant energy levels throughout the day along with stamina to burn more calories every day at both rest and physical activities resulting into a well-toned body. On the other hand, if you are in your late 20s, you would experience fatigue in the short bursts of activity. You may feel tired at sometimes and energetic at other times or vice versa.
The major reason behind this is reduced antibodies against oxidative stress which results in reduced energy levels. This may be a difficult time for many people who have to manage their work schedule along with social commitments. The need for good sleep arises during these periods to compensate for the lack of energy resulting from weakened immunity system.
Changes in skin tone
As we age, our body starts producing less collagen due to which there is a reduction in skin thickness and volume giving way to sagging skin which becomes loose due to production of less collagen resulting into wrinkles, fine lines and reduced skin elasticity. Thus it is important that you follow a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, fiber, proteins and other minerals.
The good news is that your body starts producing more melanin in your 30’s which results in an even-toned skin tone with reduced appearance of blemishes. However, if you expose yourself to direct sunlight or UV rays or indulge in smoking or drugs during this time then be prepared for darkening of your skin pigment resulting into spots on the exposed areas like face, hands etc. Exposure to sun should also be limited during these times as it could result in hyperpigmentation (discoloration of the skin) or may cause early aging signs like dryness, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
In your 20’s, there is a lot of oil production from sebaceous glands resulting in thick hair with no graying or falling off issue. The color starts fading as you age and your body produces fewer melanocytes causing less pigment deposition on the hair shaft giving way to premature graying of hair i.e., going white at an early age. This is natural but if you feel that you have become grey much earlier then consult a doctor for diagnosis which might reveal some other health issue.
With age, the hair starts getting thinner and weaker causing them to break off or fall due to telogen effluvium. It is a natural process that occurs as a result of aging but stress might also be a factor behind it. This can be prevented by eating healthy diet containing antioxidants like vitamin C, E along with minerals like selenium, magnesium etc. You should also include proteins in your daily food intake as they help improve the quality of the hair and make them stronger from within.
This is a degenerative bone disorder resulting from lack of calcium and vitamin D which affects one out of three women below 30 years of age. You should always include dairy products & green leafy vegetables in your daily food intake which helps build strong bones preventing osteoporosis. This problem usually happens to early 20’s population.
This disorder results from high blood pressure levels which is very common in early 20’s. Even minor health issues like flu, cold etc. can result into several complications leading to hypertension. This can be prevented by eating healthy & following a well-balanced diet along with regular exercise every day.
Many people are not aware of the fact that your lifestyle in your 20’s decides what health problems you might have to face when you enter your 30’s which may either be temporary or permanent depending upon how much care you take about yourself during this time in life. As the metabolism slows down in your 30s, it becomes more difficult to maintain proper weight which might lead to obesity resulting into various health problems including heart diseases and diabetes.
Managing a healthy lifestyle in early 20’s and late ’20s is very important. You should try avoiding junk food full of fat and sugar content which can lead to high cholesterol levels & obesity problems at a young age resulting into various other health complications when you grow old without even realizing it. Maintaining proper weight along with eating healthy diet rich in proteins, calcium and other essential nutrients helps preventing such cases.