18 GOING ON 80
18-year-olds may seem a lot more whiney these days, but there’s reason for it. A series of recent studies have found that young people are now suffering with problems usually associated with the elderly. First on this list is a significant increase in weak short term memory, coming as a result of the digital age. Fruit, veg, olive oil & oily fish are pinned as key ingredients to keep your brain in top shape. Bad posture is another issue that 45% of 16-24 year olds are dealing with, either as a result of desk slouching or staring at our touchscreens; look to improving your core muscles through simple pilates-based exercises if you’re one of these unlucky ones. The sedentary lifestyle that we see so much of today has also been named as cause for the increase in venous diseases for those in their 20s and 30s. Varicose veins and leg ulcers are far from pleasant, but can be tackled with compression socks and hosiery, to improve blood flow. Unlucky, kids.