“10 Things 20-Year-Olds Should Start Doing Right Away”

I am basically just copying and pasting this article so I can look at it in the future.

Here’s the offical link. I do not own this article.

1. Travel

Travel while you’re young so you can have a better perspective of life.. Jeff Goins, a writer and supporter of travel, shares the reasons for traveling young in an essay for Converge Magazine.

 ‘You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. Traveling will change you like little else can.While you’re still young, get cultured.’

2. Working Out and Eating Healthier Foods

You can avoid serious illnesses if you take care of your health early on. Studies found that exercise has positive effects while growing up. It increases bone density and size, reducing the risks for developing osteoporosis. Women will also have an easier time giving birth. Healthy eating habits may significantly reduce your risks of debilitating diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cancer.

3. Read a Book

Reading is the cheapest form of entertainment, but it can yield the most benefits. According to studies, reading can slow down or completely prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It also reduces stress, improves memory, enhances analytical thinking skills, and adds to your knowledge. 

4. Watch Your Spending

You’re very likely to acquire some debt (school loans and credit card debt) and without the right financial skills, it’s easy to get buried deep in debt. Be financially responsible. Don’t spend unnecessarily, maintain a good credit score, and save a portion of your monthly salary. These will come handy in case you get laid off in the near future. 

5. Watch a Movie

Catching the latest flicks will do more for you than you think. Aside from the entertainment factor, watching movies can improve your health and make you more creative. Researchers at the University of Maryland found that watching comedy movies helps lower blood pressure. Its effects are similar to exercise. 

6. Be Kind to Strangers

Did you know that being nice to others can improve your health? Aside from feeling good, random acts of kindness have positive effects on you blood pressure. Kind acts trigger the release of oxytocin, which dilate the blood vessels,which then reduces blood pressure. Other studies found that being kind results in less social anxiety and better relationship satisfaction. 

7. Start Writing

Writing while young will help improve memory. The process helps you remember feelings and experiences that you have forgotten and it makes you more expressive. Writing will force you to come up with the right words to describe thoughts and emotions and, as a result, you become more proficient in expressing yourself.

8. Going to the Dentist 

Don’t miss dental check-ups; a good set of teeth will keep you disease-free in the long run. Did you know that poor oral hygiene increases the risk of heart diseases? That’s because cavities make it easier for bacteria to get into the bloodstream and block arteries, which often leads to heart attacks. Besides, wouldn’t you want to still have your pearly whites at old age? 

9. Realize Who Your True Best Friends Are

Did you know that studies found that friends can have health benefits? A Harvard medical sociologist found that you’re more likely to experience happiness if your friends are happy. In addition, the risk for obesity increases by 57 percent if you have overweight friends. That means surrounding yourself with good friends will have positive effects in your life. 

10. Think About Your Career

This is the best time to set the foundations of your career. If you don’t want to get stuck in a job you hate 10 years from now, it’s best to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life. Consider your skills, passion, and interests. Remember that this is the formative years of your life. What you do now will affect your future.”

 

Honestly, I think this article should apply for like 18 year olds. Because, realistically, this should apply to teenagers getting out of high school from my personal perspective. 

Anyhow, wow, I gatta start doing most of these. Haha…

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