Let’s be honest. You’re constantly bombarded with fitness habits you should be making in your 20s. When all you really want to do is have fun, explore everything the world has to offer and discover yourself along the way. The last thing you want to do is miss out on all the fun because you are supposed to be getting fit. Well, you can always combine the two. Be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself. Here are a few reasons on why you should get fit in 20s.
Develop good habits
Learning how to use food for fuel and adapting a strict exercise early on can help keep your body working at full capacity. Forming good habits when you’re in your 20s will be easier than if you’re trying to develop them when you’re in your 30s or 40s. At that point you may have to change your whole life around to implement them.
Make a lasting impression
Hiring managers and potential employers notice your appearance. Whether you’re in a suit or plumber’s uniform, being lean, fit, and in shape gives off the impression that you’re disciplined, hardworking and intelligent. If you’re in your 20s and just got out of school, it helps your career by telling people that you have the ability to get the job done.
Learn to fail
Failure is good. If you fail, you grow. The most successful people fail, but they don’t cry over it, it’s all part of the journey. So take that failure and success you’ve experienced in the gym and bring it into other parts of your life.
Be more confident
Exercising and eating clean will put some pep in your step and provide you with the confidence to accomplish goals. With confidence you’ll also do things that you’ve never imagined, such as hiking, joining a walking club, or gearing up a mountain bike. If you’re not feeling confident, start moving your body in a confident way. And when you’re fit, you move with confidence.
Unless you have freakish genetics, you’re going to have to work hard to put up big numbers on the squat. To do that safely and injury-free, you need to set smaller, attainable goals. Those structured goals that you use in the gym where you’re doing something on a regular basis to get a predictable result can be a training rule for life.
You’ll find it easier to stay in shape
Staying in shape is easier than getting into shape. Taking care of your body when you’re young keeps estrogen levels in check. A bodybuilding lifestyle keeps your hormones and body-fat under control.
The bottom line is, the best time to get fit is right now. If you’re currently in your teens or 20s, then great! It’s time to embark on your fitness journey. If you aren’t, don’t despair. Whatever your age may be, you can still enjoy all the benefits of getting fit at any stage of your life.