Couples: Don’t let marriage make you fat.

Why do people gain weight after marriage? Some people attribute it to frequent sex, some to feelings of contentment while some to good food (and eating a lot of it).
A 2012 study found that couples who have been married for two years or longer are more likely to gain weight than their single counterparts. According to the study, newly married women in their early 20s gain an average of 10kg in the first five years of marriage and men in the same age group gain an average of 13kg during that same period.
There are a number of reasons that could be responsible for weight gain after marriage. A single person would want to stay slender, look attractive and get the attention of the opposite sex. Once married, the pressure to stay fit is off and feelings of satisfaction and security take over. Weight gain is therefore more likely.
Married people also tend to prepare larger meals at home, which could invariably lead to eating more. It is also likely that a married person would eat some foods they wouldn’t normally eat but because their spouse wants to eat such foods.
If you are married, you should know that marriage is not a license to gain weight. Your weight is as important as it was as a single person and now as a married person. Weight is not just about physical appearance; it greatly determines the state of your health (physical, mental and social).
If you are not yet married, don’t be scared of “marriage fat” or the “love chub”, you can remain as fit as you are now then. Just bear in mind that you have to work at it. For the married, here are some of the things you should start to do if you have not started already.
  • Make working out or exercising an integral part of your relationship
  • Prepare healthy meals and eat them in moderation. Do not be tempted to eat leftovers when you are full
  • Reduce eating out
  • Create time for outdoor activities. Do not spend most leisure watching TV
  • Monitor your weight; don’t get too comfortable and care less about your weight and appearance.
Endeavour to Work Out Always. 

Happiness, the KEY to Success

So many people are thinking that they will be happy only if they graduate from university, find a dream job, earn a high income, drive a big car, live in a big house... and the list goes on. However, they failed to realize that whenever they achieve their goal, they will aim for a bigger goal and never get to be truly happy.

In fact, happiness is a choice, it does not require any of the above to happen. You can choose to be happy when the weather is great, when you eat a hearty meal, when you find the time to take a nap.

Make your choice! Be happy now!

To Your Positive Life!