Although numerous studies tout the health benefits of being in a relationships, not many people talk about all the ways being single can have a positive impact your health.
We’ve rounded up all the best ways that maintaining your relationship independence can make you healthier. After this, you maybe just want to delete your dating profiles for good.
Although people in relationships should have a partner who supports and encourages them, single people tend to have a whole group of cheerleaders.
A 2015 study found that single people not only have a tight knit group of friends and family to reach out to, but that they are more likely to receive help and support from that network than people in a relationship. These single people were also found to be more attentive to those close to them than their linked up counterparts, according to a separate study.
Being single may mean you're more socially and financially free.
According to a Debt.com study, single people are less likely to have credit card debt, coming in at about 21%. On the other hand, 27% of married couples without children and 36% of married couples with children had credit card debt.
Financial debt can have a big impact on your health including putting you at a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure. So best to keep the stress and debt low.
Being free from a blanket hog or sleep kicker is not only more comfortable,but it can lead to a big health benefit. A survey by Amerisleep found that, among participants, single people slept better than even people in happy relationships.
A good night's sleep can have numerous health benefits including better focus, better mood, and can keep your body functioning at a healthy rate. And if you really need a snuggle buddy, you can always get a body pillow.
Sure, couples may gush about their relationships on social media, but you can feel good posting that gym selfie too.
A study found that single people are hitting the gym at a higher rate than married people. The study also noted that single people who identified as men exercised almost twice the amount that married men do.
When you're in a committed partnership, you have to take the other person's schedule into account. That may mean having a late dinner when they have a tough day at the office or missing out on your friend's birthday party to attend their brother's wedding.
But single people, for the most part, get to set their own schedules. Additionally, a study claims that people with structured schedules can actually result in more productivity and happiness.
Being single can actually make you more resilient, according to a study, which can help you solve your problems more easily.
Single people have the knowledge that comes from having always solved their problems, either alone or aided by friends. So when new problems pop up, they know from experience that they can handle them. This provides a sense of assurance and keeps them calm when things get rough.
A study found that single people deal with a lot less housework than those in a relationship. This is especially true for people who identify as women and are married to people who identify as men. This group can perform up to seven more hours of housework than if they were alone, research suggests.
All those hours can be used on something else, like working out or going to brunch with your friends. And having less stress about menial tasks can mean less stress overall.
According to several studies, people who identify as women are no happier after getting married, and seem to be happier when single or living alone.
What about the fellas? People who identify as men are notoriously happier after getting married, but according to studies, they are getting better at being happier when single.
Yes, studies suggest married people have more sex. But if we're talking quality over quantity, the singles seem to have it.
A study found that single people who identify as women reported being more satisfied with their sex lives than their married counterparts. People who identify as men still seem to be more satisfying sex in relationships, according to a study, though there doesn't seem to be a lot of research in this area.
But to be fair, anyone can have a satisfying sex life, alone or with a partner, if they just get a little creative.
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