*Editor’s Note: This was originally posted on Healthkicker but we thought you would find it interesting as well
My friend looked really good when I saw her over Thanksgiving break. She had toned down and lost some weight. I asked her how she achieved the look – she said she saw her boyfriend more often, and they, er, exercised together.
“Do you have anything that single people can also do?”
“Yeah, you could start seeing somebody!”
Nice. Very nice.
I concurrently read this Time Magazine study that said single men had more health problems and higher levels of cholestorel than married men. This makes sense. Gross as the stereotype is, I imagine people eat healthier in family environments than they do when they are all alone. The results aren’t just unique to men — I eat a lot healthier now that I’m back home than I ate when I was in college. My mom cooks me lovely meals. It’s sweet.
I kind of fear what will happen to my health when I move out. I don’t think I can handle another freshman fifteen. I know that I should just suck it up and learn how to cook, but I have no time. I come home exhausted, and right now, I’m toggling between two jobs.
So, do you think that single people or people who are on their own, are less healthy? If you’ve ever lived on your own, did you notice a decline in healthy eating habits and the like?