Health in your 20's
Your 20’s are an exciting time. Starting a career, travelling, and just generally enjoying yourself. Chances are you’re still relatively healthy and it’s hard to imagine getting sick.
While it’s important to have fun and live your life you should remember that a healthy lifestyle now will pay dividends in the future. Young men can overdo things – smoking, drinking too much alcohol, experimenting with drugs and having unsafe sex which can lead to sexually transmitted infections. Too much excess coupled with everyday pressures can also take their toll emotionally and mentally.
Try to start some good health behaviours now, and remember that if you’re feeling overwhelmed it’s good to talk to someone, like family, friends or your GP.
- Skin cancer
- Blood pressure
- Self-examination of the testicles for lumps or swelling
- Blood cholesterol and glucose (diabetes)