All the single ladies, put your hands up now because today we are celebrating Singles Day! As a result, today you can not only score lots of great promotions, a bachelor’s life also has a lot of benefits for your health.
1. 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 under pressure than their married counterparts.
2. It is better for your psychological growth
Research by Bella DePaula 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.
3. 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 different 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 singles 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.
4. 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.
5. 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 two weeks, 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 suitable for your health in various areas. So enjoy it!