You have probably heard people saying that however you were nourished in your infancy and what your mother did during pregnancy will always affect your health later on and is the only time that can have this sort of impact, but you were too little to do anything about it.
However, that is not entirely true and when you hit young adulthood, around 18 years old onwards until you are about 35, you can have the cards in your hand.
Young Adulthood is a time where you yourself have the option of making choices that is an opportunity just like your infancy, in which your decisions will affect the rest of your life’s health.
Studies have shown over and over again, as can be read in Feldman’s (2014) book of Development Across Lifespan. He has cited a lot of authors which emphasize on exercise in young adulthood as a vital part of the lifestyle.
Other than the general benefits every age group has, tied to working out, this age group in particular can have significant impact on later life as well. Young adults who spend time in regular physical activities with a balanced diet are less prone to osteoporosis, which is the weakening of bones, heart diseases and even have better immunity to diseases.
Working out in this period of time as well as a healthy diet also has some correlation with longevity in life. So if you want to increase your life with an improved quality, it is time to take action now!
You can choose to generally avoid salt and other unhealthy junk food and either go for regular runs or to the gym. An even better solution would be physical therapy which can help relax your other mental worries as well.