For those of you who may have spent your youth indulging in sweets, salty junk food, binge drinking, and so forth, you may think that the end is already near for you. But, bad habits that formed in early adulthood do not have to be a death sentence. Many adults who change their habits around by their 30s or 40s are able to reduce their risk of developing coronary artery disease, a recent study published in Circulation. These changes also weren’t as drastic as one might think. Slight changes in diet, such as avoiding copious amounts of sugar and sodium, can help a lot.
Avoiding junk food and high fatty foods can be a quick fixer, as well as performing a light exercise at least three times a week. These small changes can have an immediate positive effect on your body. However, those of you who had healthier habits in your youth only to divulge in bad habits now are definitely not walking off scot-free either. Just as changing habits slightly can help those looking to avoid detrimental causes, so will your unhealthy changes cause problems to your own health.
The key to avoiding such serious health problems in the long run is to identify the problem and to begin taking steps toward a better version of yourself. Don’t procrastinate until the end of your life when you’re realizing that all of these problems are beginning to catch up to you. Begin by altering your lifestyle with the slightest positive changes and you will begin to see a whole new, healthier you.