A lot of people think that they can’t do anything about their health in their thirties because it is too late. But the truth is that you should start thinking about your health and picking up healthy habits at this point in your life.
By the age of thirty, you have learned a lot about yourself and what makes you happy. You will know when you’re feeling slightly under the weather, and when to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) after sexual encounters. This is also the point where most people are settled into a career, so it is easier for them to find time for themselves. It’s not too late to pick up good habits like drinking more water or going to bed earlier which will make you feel better overall.
This article discusses healthy habits to pick up by your thirties to ensure that you’re able to continue enjoying life to the fullest.
Avoid skipping doctors appointments
Understandably getting a routine blood test and going to the dentist isn’t typically fun for anyone.
It’s easy to put off going to the doctor as it can be time-consuming and for the most part unpleasant.
However, as we get older it’s very important that we avoid skipping doctor’s appointments.
Thankfully, with advancements in technology at-home tests are available, which are a great alternative to going to the doctor’s office.
Spend more time reading
Reading is something that many of us want to do more of each year, but don’t get around to doing – myself included.
A good habit to pick up is to spend time reading daily. This can be done in the morning before you start your day or at night before you turn in.
If you’re someone who likes to stay up to date on what’s going on in the health and wellness community a good site to read is Rolling Paper.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day
Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day is one of the top good habits to pick up by your thirties.
It could be something as simple as practicing yoga in the mornings before work or taking an evening walk after dinner to wind down for bed.
If you want to do more intense workouts you don’t have to sign up for a gym or group class if that’s not for you.
It’s super simple to get started working out at home.
In my case, I’ve been working out at home successfully and consistently for the past few years. I started with cycling and running on the treadmill and lately, I’ve been obsessed with my DribbleUp ball and working out in VR on the Quest.
Drink more water
Drinking an adequate amount of water each day is a good habit that mostly everyone knows they should be doing, but if you’re like me, you have trouble reaching your suggested daily water intake.
The good news is as long as you’re making a conscious effort to drink more water each day you are checking this off on your checklist.
Get enough sleep every night
The proper amount of sleep every night is important for your body to recover from the prior day.
In your twenties, you may have thrived off of late nights and early mornings, but once you hit your thirties you will soon find out that you have to make getting enough sleep each night a priority to be your most productive self.
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Make time for activities that you enjoy
Yes, working and being able to afford your bills is important. However, when people die I doubt as they are reflecting on their life if they’re wishing that they worked longer or harder so they can pay up their bills months in advance.
Now is the time to make time for the activities that you enjoy.
Whether it’s reading a book, learning a new hobby, or taking a trip. Get out there and do it so you don’t have any regrets.
These are the healthy habits to pick up ASAP
These are all good habits to pick up so you can enjoy your thirties and beyond.
If you haven’t picked up these healthy habits yet I suggest you do so ASAP.
Just because you’re feeling good now living your current lifestyle, it doesn’t mean that you’ll continue feeling your best as you get older without adding any healthy habits to your life.
Make a few changes every few months and wait to see how much different you start feeling – in a good way.
Indeed these are nice healthy habits to practice even with my age.
These are all great suggestions. Exercising at least 30 minutes a day is important and isn’t too hard to do for most.
These are so easy to do but are often neglected. I’m guilty of still sleeping late.
As I reached 30 this year, I realized I need to read more. I wish I read more books in my 20s.
These are all really great and very important habits! Specially having enough sleep. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Everything else has come easily enough, but try as I might I never get enough sleep and don’t do enough of what I like :'( !!
I think these are all very important as well. I focus on all of these myself as well. The one I do need to work on more is probably to get more sleep.
Great tips, for sure!! I’m definitely trying harder to drink more water. I know that that’s one of the most important, for any age.
These are good habits for any age. Living healthy is a priority fo us. I should do more workout!
I started to have some of these habits and I feel better!
By our 30’s, I think it is important to start focusing on health. I definitely went through a rough time when my kids were young and I was feeling the effects of it in my late 30’s!
I totally agree with these! I do all of these and they make such a difference in my life. I like doing fitness most days now
When I turned 40 sleep definitely has become a priority. I treat for me is an afternoon nap.
These are all great suggestions. I do need to push to find time to read. I haven’t had the time in months.
These are all really great tips. Making yourself a priority is so important.
As you get older, you encounter more and more life stressors and knowing how to handle them properly is important. MAke a habit of handling stress properly and you shall do okay.
Habits determine our lifestyle and they affect our productivity. these are all great habits to start as early as we can.
These are all great habits to build. I always make sure I have a solid-eight-hour sleep. Without it, I am not concentrated and productive.
I have to agree with all of your healthy habit ideas. Not only are they great habits to pick up by your 30s but the earlier you pick them up the better.
Bingo! This is what I would tell my 30 year old self, if I could.
I think making sleep a priority is definitely a good habit for people in their thirties. A good night’s sleep makes the world of difference!
Yes to all of these. Also add using a great moisturizer to keep the wrinkles away.
Adequate sleep and working out are two BIG ones on here. Great tips all around, but I think those two are the ones that almost everyone is most guilty of neglecting.
I know I need to do more check ups regularly. I haven’t been to the doctor in ages.
Every one of these suggestions is spot on. I’m in my sixty’s now and I did these suggestions starting in my 20’s. Especially seeing the dentist every year. Your teeth are so important. And ladies, those yearly exams. Don’t skip on your preventative measures.