When we’re in our twenties, we’re not very good at thinking about the future. We know there are certain things we need to think about that will make our lives easier and more enjoyable when we finally reach old age, but we’re not very good at taking them seriously. Saving money doesn’t have a place in the life of a partygoer, building a pension pot is a thought that crops up once and then disappears again, and getting fit seems like a chore.
But this last point is of serious important. Money is just money – it comes and goes – but the only thing we have is our health. It is the very thing that will extent or short existence and allow to better enjoy ourselves later on.
That’s why we have compiled a list of reasons why getting fit in your twenties is the best thing you can ever do.
It’s A Great Habit To Get Into
Learning how to eat well and stay active and do exercise will have a huge impact on your capacity to do these things in later life when they become absolutely necessary. Practicing healthy living will drastically reduce your chances of getting cancer, or having heart conditions, or needing to undergo comprehensive urology. That’s why you really want to get into exercising in your 20s because when it comes to your 30s and 40s you are going to find it that much harder to settle into a routine.
First Impressions Count For Everything
It doesn’t matter whether you are applying for a job as a plumber, or looking to get promoted to fund manager, or simply going on a first date with someone; your appearance will go a long way to impress them. This isn’t a matter of vanity either, because being fit and lean with giving off the impression you are disciplined. It will make the other person think you are hard-working.
Failure Is A Great Lesson
Trying to get into shape, get leaner, build more muscle, run a marathon, or bench more all requires failing every so often, and that is because it is a tough physical and mental challenge. No one has ever managed to reach their goal without failing every so often because how else would they have learned. Failure is what sets the stage for success, it is that simple. It is a matter of attitude at the end of the day because if you are not failing then you either not trying hard enough or you are not doing anything worthwhile. So get fit and learn a seriously valuable life-lesson.
Confidence Is Sexy
How you look and feel has a huge impact on how well you perform. It is simple psychology, and a massively effective lesson to pick up. That is why exercising often and sticking to a healthy eating plan will be so beneficial to you now and in the future because confidence can carry you a very long way. It can give you that confidence you need when you’re sat in a room waiting to have an interview. It can help you pluck up the courage to talk that girl. It could give you the confidence to travel. Whatever it is, the confidence you garner inside the gym can be used in a wide variety of other aspects of your life. It is just about understanding this early and carrying it on throughout your later years.