“How old are you?” This question is probably one of those that get the most varied answers. Some smile and answer politely. Others curl up their nose at the mere mention of it.
It’s true that there are many changes that occur when you age. In your 20s, you have lots of energy but you can also tend to be complacent about keeping your health on top of your priority list. When you reach your 30s, you start to notice that your body — your metabolism, in particular — isn’t as fast as it used to be. By the time you reach your 40s, you’ll experience different challenges in keeping your body in its optimum state.
But we think each stage in your life should be learned about and celebrated. Our bodies are constantly changing, and knowing what it needs is important to ensure that we stay on top of our game.
Your body’s unique nutritional needs should be met — no matter your age and hectic lifestyle — to aid your ever-changing body. Watch the video above as we shine the spotlight on three super ladies (each in their 20s, 30s and 40s) on the go with the help of Kinohimitsu’s Superfood+ Lady. This nutritious drink is made with 22 different multigrains and 22 unique fruit and vegetable extracts that target the unique needs of women in all stages of their lives.
So, at what stage are you in your life and what are the things in store for you? Read on.
Your 20's: Energy
We feel our fittest and most energised during our 20s. This is also the time when those who had what is often called puppy fat or baby fat during adolescence are able to shed them. You see results faster when you follow a balanced diet or exercise. Your muscles are more easily toned. Your body, as many people would think, is in its prime.
But the perception of ease and being carefree can also lead some to become complacent about taking care of their bodies. Your skin is at its best, so you forget to take care of it. You have so much energy to keep going, so you keep on pushing on. You stay up late and therefore wake up later. You end up skipping breakfast, your most important meal of the day.
With that, you need to amp up your protein intake. The many missed meals can lead you to fall short in this area. You also need more potassium intake to ensure that your heart and muscles are in good shape because you tend to forget about these things when your schedule is packed. Women in their 20s are also susceptible to getting depressed, so make sure you counter that by ingesting food that can boost your serotonin (feel-good chemicals in the brain) levels. A good way to do that is by having food and supplements that are rich in Omega-3 fats.