How Does Your Relationship to Your Health Change As You Get Older?

One of the things that most people have in common when they're young is that they basically feel as though they're invincible. Obviously, we all know that's not the case but it's hard not to feel that way when you're in your twenties. 

However, one thing that just about everyone will tell you is that your relationship to your body and your health changes a lot as you get older and that means that the way that you behave has to change as well. With that in mind, here are some elements of your life that are likely to change pretty significantly as you get older.

Your diet

If you're in your twenties and you pride yourself and being about to vacuum up endless amounts of food and never gain any weight, it's important that you're aware that this is not going to last. The truth is that your body responds to food very differently as you get older and the same habits that are fine when you're young can end up not only causing weight gain but serious health complications as you get older. Learning to take care of yourself and pay attention to your diet now is far easier than trying to combat those health issues in the future.

Your lifestyle

Now, don't worry, no one is going to tell you that you need to stop partying when you're young. After all, going out and dancing the night away is a great way to spend an evening. However, it's important to at least be aware of the impact that your lifestyle can have on your health in the long term. If you're constantly going to noisy clubs and you're not using any kind of ear protection, that can result in long term hearing loss. Likewise, making a habit of frequently drinking too much can often not only negatively impact your health but your life as a whole.


Stress is a part of life. It's a sad fact but one that most of us have had to come to terms with. However, as you get older stress can end up having more and more of an intense impact on your physical health as well. Your body simply isn't as well equipped to deal with stress as you get older. The best thing to do is to try and reduce your stress levels now as a preventative measure rather than trying to deal with the health complications that arise from stress in the future.

Of course, this is not to say that you need to give up all of the things that really make life fun! After all, just because you get older doesn't mean you're suddenly made of delicate fine china. The truth is that the best thing that you can do is to learn to live in moderation when you're young so that you have to make far fewer changes in your life as you get older. And remember that there's nothing wrong with indulging in some unhealthy habits from time to time, no matter how old you are.

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