Top 5 Health Benefits of Staying Single

by Julia Samuel on September 26, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Top 5 Health Benefits of Staying Single

It would be surprising but staying single has a number of benefits on health.

While there are no dearth of social or familial reminders of why one is not in a relationship, it turns put that staying single, has, in fact a number of health benefits as well.


Staying Single Can Make You Live Longer

More Time to socialize: Single people spend more time chatting to friends than their married contemporaries. In short, staying single, one has fewer responsibilities and can go out and meet people, generally having a good time. Also, single people spend an average of 12 minutes a day staying in touch with other people over phone calls and emails, as compared to married couples who only spend about 7.8 minutes doing the same. Socialising enhances the community feeling and is important for the maintenance of mental health.

Singles Are Slimmer: Experts found that single adults have a lower body weight. On the other hand, those living with partners were more inclined towards having a higher BMI.

A study conducted by the Western Washington University saw that people experienced a sudden weight loss after a divorce and single people were thought the be skinnier because they wanted to look their best to attract a new partner.

More time for Leisure and Fitness: According to a study published by the Business Insider UK, those who are single have more time to themselves, go for a holiday, learn something new, and basically do whatever they really want to do. The study further stated that while single people spend, on average, 5.56 hours a day on overall leisure time, married people could only focus 4.87 hours of their day on leisure.

Increase in leisure time reduces stress and improves mental health. Also, being single allows people to engage in physical activities a lot more thus giving them better heart health and a lower BP.

Better Sleep: People who sleep well tends to have healthier hearts, a lower BMI and have more energy overall. According to a survey conducted by Amerisleep, it was found that single people sleep the most, 7.13 hours on average per night as compared to those in a relationship who slept for 7.07 hours and those who were married who slept for just 6.71 hours.

Fewer responsibilities: No family guarantees the fact that one can spend their hard-earned money on themselves which makes saving more possible and keeping stress away much easier.

According to experts from Johns Hopkins University, children exposed to chronic stress are more likely to develop a mental illness when they are older. Furthermore, stress has been linked to cancer, lung disease, suicide and cirrhosis of the liver.

Source: Medindia
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