things to avoid in your 20's-Avoid indoor tanning salons and stay in the shade as much as possible
-Take measures to prevent accidental injuries.
-Don't let yourself become overwhelmed with the idea that you must "have it all."
-Never drink and drive or get into a vehicle with an impaired driver.
Healthy Habits in your 20's-Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight
-Get enough sleep
-it's important to build bone through weight-bearing exercises like hiking, running and strength-training
-Protect your skin and eyes from the damaging ef f ects of the sun
-Shower or bathe daily, brush and f loss your teeth twice a day, and follow recommendations f or preventing illnesses
-Take care of your sexual and Mental health.
Eating habits in your 20's-Eat a healthy diet to reduce your risk f or heart disease and other chronic health problems like diabetes.
-Do not smoke or use tobacco products. Nicotine is highly addictive and smoking and tobacco use are associated with a number of serious health problems
plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low- or nonf at dairy products.
-Avoid illegal substances and drink alcohol only in moderation
medical advice for your 20's-Find a primary care provider and medical specialists for routine health care
-Talk to your parents and other relatives about your family health history to help determine your genetic risk for certain medical conditions.
-Have a medical check-up at least every 2 year
-For women: Have a gynecological exam, clinical breast exam and Pap test every 2 to 3 years
-For men: Have clinical testicular exam as recommended by your health care provider and perf orm regular self-exams.
things to avoid in your 30's-Do not smoke or use tobacco products
-Protect yourself from the damaging effects of the sun.
-Use prescription and over-the-counter drugs only as directed.
-Don't be shy
Healthy habits in your 30's-Maintain a healthy weight. Metabolism slows down with age and beginning in our 30s, losing weight is of ten
more dif f icult
-Find time to exercise regularly, 30–60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week
-Wear sunscreen daily
-Monitor your body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and cholesterol levels
-Build muscle, take care of your back
Eating Habits in your 30's
medical advice in your 30's-Follow your health care provider's recommendations for diagnostic tests and screening procedures.
-Quitting smoking is one of the most benef icial ways to improve your health.
- beware working too much, it may cause overuse injuries.
-Dental exam and cleaning every 6 to 12 months
-Women in their 30s should have a gynecological exam, clinic breast exam and Pap test
-Men should have a clinical testicular exam
-everyone should have, vision screenings, hearing tests, cholesterol screenings
Tips for Staying Healthy in Your 40s-Healthy habits like eating right,
exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, not smoking, drinking alcohol only in moderation, and wearing your seat belt can help reduce your risk for a number of chronic medical conditions.
-Contact your health care provider if you notice changes in, or have questions or concerns about, your physical, mental or emotional health.
-use common sense and pay attention to laws, rules, regulations and guidelines
-find out about your family health history
Common Health Concerns in Your 40s-Chronic pain
-Blood pressure, chlosterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels, and resting heart rate
-anxiety and depression
Health Care Recommendations in Your 40s-Physical exam (check-up)—Every 2 or 3 years
-Dental exam and cleaning—Every 6 months to 1 year
-Comprehensive eye exam—every 2 years
-Blood pressure screening—Every 2 years
-Cholesterol screening—Every 5 years
-Baseline skin exam to determine your skin cancer risk
-Colorectal cancer screening—beginning at age 45
-Immunizations—Annual f lu (inf luenza) vaccine, tetanus booster (every 10 years), pneumococcal and hepatitis vaccines (as recommended)
Tips for Staying Healthy in Your 50s-Some aspects of lif e in your 50s can be controlled, and others are out of your hands
-The risk f or many chronic health problems increases
-You may find that your parents' health is failing,
-your children may be grown and heading out on their own,
-you may experience ups and downs related to your career or finance
-your body is changing too.
A Healthy Lifestyle in Your 50s-Eat healthy
-Stay active—physically and mentally
-challenging your mind can improve brain function and overall health
-Maintain a healthy weight
-Do not smoke or use tobacco products
-Get enough sleep
-Drink alcohol only in moderation
Common Health Concerns in Your 50sAbnormal blood sugar levels
Changes in vision
Erectile dysf unction
Hair loss in men and women
High blood pressure
High cholesterol, triglycerides and homocysteine levels
Health Care Recommendations in Your 50sPhysical exam (check-up)—at least every 2 years
Dental exam and cleaning—every 6 months to 1 yea
Comprehensive eye exam—every 2 years
Blood pressure screening—every year
Cholesterol screening—every 5 years
Colorectal cancer screening
Health Concerns in Your 60s-aging increases the risk f or certain health problems
-Learn about the warning signs f or serious medical conditions
-Talk to your doctor if you notice any changes in, or have any questions or concerns about, your health.
-Follow your health care providers' recommendations f or examinations, screening procedures, diagnostic tests and preventative measures.
Staying Healthy in Your 60s-Protect your heart
-Maintain a healthy weight
-If you drink alcohol, do so only in moderation
-See your health care provider regularly
-Annual flu vaccine
-Blood pressure screening
-Clinical breast exam and mammogram
-rectal exam and fecal occult blood test
-blood glucose test
Additional Tips for Healthy Living in Your 60s-Contact your health care provider if you notice changes in or have concerns about your cognitive function or mental health
-Always wear a seat belt with lap/shoulder straps whenever you're in a car
-Make sure you have a smoke detector and carbon monoxide
detector on every f loor of your home
-store firearms safely
-wear a helmet on bicycles and motor cycles
-Practice saf er sex
-Set the water heater in your home no higher than 120-130°F
-Take steps to reduce your risk for falls