Prioritizing Your Health as a Millennial

It’s no secret that Millennials are always burnt out. We seem to be chasing the bag, looking for better opportunities, and hustling all the time. According to statistics, 84 percent of millennials say they have experienced burnout at their current job. But this article isn’t about burnout; we’ll leave that for another day. Instead, we’ll focus on how much the people within this age group do not prioritize their health. millennials look like they take their health seriously; watching calories, joining gyms and so much more, but the stats show otherwise! They are not as healthy as the previous generation were at this same age.

Why You Need to Prioritize a Healthy Lifestyle

The main reason why anyone, regardless of their age group, needs to prioritize health is that everything relies heavily on our physical and mental well-being. If our physical and mental health is not A-okay, everything comes crashing down. Many millennials live sedentarily, rely on fast food, and work 9-5 jobs, sometimes 6-8 if you live in a state like Lagos. All these and more are why it is important to ensure that we live healthy lives consciously.

Other reasons why it’s important to prioritize healthy living:

  • You are more likely to feel good about yourself
  • You’ll lead a more productive life.
  • You have a better chance at living a long, full life
  • You’ll be happier and have a more positive outlook on life

How to Make Your Health a Priority

More often than not, people associate positive health with big lifestyle changes. Yes, you can become a vegetarian or a gym junkie in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, but you do not need to make drastic changes to your lifestyle immediately. Start small and work your way up. Check out these small but impactful ways to prioritize your health.

  • Get 30 minutes of activity every day
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Sleep for 7-8 hours every night
  • Eat healthy meals
  • Consume less sugar
  • Drink more water
  • Journal consistently
  • Use supplements

Living in Nigeria can be incredibly stressful, and our healthcare system is in shambles. Our president has to fly out of the country to access good healthcare. Frustrating, I know, but basic healthcare doesn’t have to be unaffordable. Zilla has partnered with several health services like Famasi, an online pharmacy that delivers right at your doorstep, to make healthcare more affordable for young Nigerians.

Get access to good health care from any of our merchants that accept Zilla.

If you have any questions, please let us know. You can reach us on 08147198097 or email us at support@zilla.africa (9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday).

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