The bodies we have at 20 are different from the ones we have in our 70s. While change is inevitable, maintaining a healthy weight isn't. As we grow older, we have to adapt to hormone and health changes. If you lay the groundwork when you're young, maintenance feels less drastic. Still, each decade of life presents its own challenges. Here's what you can do each decade to prepare for the next.
In your 20s, lay the groundwork for life at a healthy-for-you weight. Start by finding an exercise that you love, whether it's Zumba classes, hip hop dance, running marathons, Crossfit or yoga. Making movement and exercise a regular habit now increases the likelihood you'll be an active (and healthy) older adult.