Are single pathetic? Think again! After all, it has many benefits for your health.
5 scientific reasons why that is just good for your health
It’s good for your line
Although married couples put more healthy foods on the menu, they practice less sport and more often have a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) than singles. According to a study by the University of Basel in Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany. Since being overweight is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, gallstones, and certain cancers, it is better for your BMI to be single.
Another study among women between the ages of 50 and 79 shows that the women who remained single during the study gained less weight, drank less alcohol, and had a greater decrease in diastolic or underpressure than their married counterparts.
It is better for your psychological growth
Research by Bella DePaulo of the University of California shows that singles are not only more self-aware but also have the feeling that they can continue to grow and develop better as a person than married people. In addition, single people are less likely to have negative feelings. Previous research has also shown that singles experience a greater sense of autonomy and personal development.
It increases your productivity and creativity
According to various scientific studies, being single can be very beneficial if you are happy and comfortable with yourself. It would increase your productivity, stimulate your creativity and make you happier and more satisfied with various aspects of life. Singles often experience less stress than married couples.
A study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin also found that single people feel freer and have closer friendships. By spending time alone you also get to know yourself better and draw your plan better without being dependent on others.
It improves your social relationships
Singles are more social, take better care of their relationships and receive more support from the people closest to them compared to married couples. For example, a study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships magazine found that single people are more likely to stay in touch with and help their parents, brothers, sisters, and friends than married or divorced people.
It improves your condition
People who settle down are generally less fit than singles because they spend less time on physical activities. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers Kei M. Nomagunchi and Suzanne M. Bianchi. For example, single men exercise on average just over eight hours over a two-week period, as opposed to just under five hours for married men. Single women exercise for about five hours and a half, while married women exercise for only four hours.
Being single therefore has more benefits than you think and is good for your health in various areas. So enjoy it!