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Here are 8 surprising ways in which your body changes after 30

Updated on:15 March 2021, 15:46pm IST
Age is a marker of maturity, but that also means your body is likely to go through several changes. Here’s all you need to know.
Geetika Sachdev
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When you turn 30, there is a lot that changes. For one, you gain emotional maturity and understand things better. On a physical level, the story is a little different. Your body goes through a transformation, sometimes for the worse. But instead of worrying about it, the important thing to do is to take care of your health and wellness. 

So, how does your body change? Without further ado, let’s find out right away. 

1. Gradual increase in body weight

For the longest time, people would say metabolism goes down with age, and that’s absolutely true. Ladies, don’t lose heart, because it will show up in the form of weight gain. Shedding excess flab around your stomach might be more difficult in your 30s. As per a 2013 study, adults tend to gain weight progressively in their middle age. If you do not consume a nutritious diet or exercise regularly, the weight gain can pile up and turn into obesity over time. 

2. Ticking body clock

Women are often subjected to inappropriate comments around our biological clock, as soon as we enter into our 20s. Although these comments must not be normalised, ladies it’s important to know that the biological clock does tick, and it might be harder for you to bear a child in your late 30s, especially due to changes in the hormonal cycle.

3. Increased sex drive

Surprised or shocked? Well, you might think that sex drive will go for a toss with age, but that’s not the case. According to a study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, women in the ages of 27 to 45 have more sexual thoughts and a higher sex drive. 

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4. Changes in periods

Menstrual changes begin to happen in your mid-30s—this could be due to a gradual decline in estrogen and progesterone levels. So, at certain times, you might think your periods are light, while at other points, it could be heavier than usual.

5. Hormonal changes

Ah well, this is a dreaded word! We know hormones play a critical role in our lives, but unfortunately, they are a complete mess when you enter your 30s. Right from lower fertility to mood swings, sleep disturbances, and anxiety, there’s a lot you have to deal with. 

6. Depression or other mental health disorders

We understand 30s is the time when you have to bear a lot of responsibilities. It is also when relationships can falter. Because of these reasons, you could fall prey to depression or even drug abuse. In case you find yourself feeling low for more than two weeks, make sure to consult a good therapist. 

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7. Your skin doesn’t recover easily

Remember going for late night parties when you were in your 20s? You’d still wake up fresh the next day. Well, that isn’t the case in your 30s, and this applies to your skin as well. This means it will take your skin problems a while to recover. Now that could mean anything from dry skin to sunburns! So, make sure to have a proper skincare routine, and your skin will thank you!

8. Changes in breast size

As you age, the perkiness of your breasts might reduce. Don’t feel bad if you think your boobs look saggy in their 30s, it is age that’s responsible for it! But what’s important to remember is that risk of breast cancer starts to rise in your 30s. So, make sure to do a self-examination for lumps every month, and go for a mammogram in case something feels wrong. 

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.