There are many perks to being in a relationship a guaranteed date for Valentine’s Day, someone to rub your feet after a hard day at work and not having to face being continually asked why you are single by relatives at family functions.
However it potentially does have its downsides. According to a recent study people who are romantically involved are more likely to gain weight than those who are single. According to the Researchers of central Queensland came to a conclusion that more than 15,000 adults, nearly three quarters of whom were romantically attached, to determine whether a person’s relationship status can affect their ability to lead a healthy lifestyle. The average age of the participants was 52 years old and there was an even split between men and women. The researchers’ collated data from annual surveys that were conducted from 2005-2014.
The term, led by Stephanie Schoeppe, discovered that people in relationships tended to follow healthier lifestyle .However; interestingly their body mass indices were still higher than the single individuals.
Schoeppe Has hypothesised that this could be down to a number of factors, such as feeling less pressure to look good and the impact of having children. “When couples don’t need to look attractive and slim t attract partner, they may feel more comfortable in eating more or eating more foods high in fat and sugar” she told new scientist. Even we can see that people those who are newly married tend to gain a lot more weight because they eat meal together which really makes them feel cosy and romantic similarly many a times it has been seen that partners influence to have food which leads to over eating.