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4 Health Benefits of Being Single

Still single? Don’t feel down. There are some great benefits to not being in a relationship. Check these out and realize that you are just fine as you are.

If you’ve been in relationship after relationship and have no professed that you’ll be single for the rest of your days, you may have mixed feelings about this decision. While at first, being single seems great total freedom FINALLY! After a while, you start feeling alone and crave that closeness with another person. But did you know that there are some real benefits to being single? Ways that not coupling up can help your health?

There are. Too many people overlook these and get into a relationship just to be in a relationship when that really isn’t the healthiest thing to do. If you’re in an unfulfilling relationship, know that you may be worse off than being alone.

Let’s look at what some of these benefits are so you can start to feel better about your singledom.

Workout – ANYTIME!

Perhaps the biggest benefit of being single is that you dictate your schedule. When coupled up, you have another person to think about. If you’ve decided to hit the gym five nights per week, you can rest assured your partner is likely going to complain unless they’re willingly joining you.

The ability to go to the gym any time is important for adherence sake and this tends to be much easier when you’re single.

You Choose The Food In Your Fridge

Ever start a diet only to have your partner come home with a large pizza with all your favorite toppings? It happens. And usually, it means the end of your diet for that day.

When you’re single, as long as you can keep yourself under control and not giving into temptations, you’re all set. There’s no one else there to steer you in the wrong direction.

This might make weight loss a whole heck of a lot easier.

Better Sleep Quality

When you’re single, you’ll also enjoy much better overall sleep quality as well. You won’t have someone else hogging the covers or tossing and turning next to you. Fewer nighttime awakening’s mean deeper sleep and this can mean far better health overall.

Do not discount the fact that poor quality sleep impacts your health. It can set you up for everything from heart disease to diabetes to obesity.

Potential For Less Stress

Let's face it, relationships are hard. Fights happen and when they do, you will wind up feeling stressed. If you think back to the last serious relationship you had, when you and your partner got into a big fight, chances are, your stomach was in knots until it was resolved. Whether you were steaming and upset or hurt and upset, there’s no denying that you were upset. This stress and worry over your pairing are causing cortisol to be secreted by your body in high amounts and that will take a toll on your overall well-being.

Most often, those who are single enjoy a more stressed, care-free lifestyle. The only person you have to worry about is you. You don’t always have that other person to take into consideration.

So don’t feel bad about being single. In fact, relish in it. Enjoy the time until the right person comes along.

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