The time of year when people couple up is fast approaching. And turns out, that newfound relationship could take a toll on your waistline, according to a new survey.
Conducted by market research firm OnePoll for Jenny Craig, a study of 2,000 Americans — all in relationships — found that three quarters of people gained weight after finding love, Fox News reported. The average person had gained 36 pounds (16.3kg) since meeting their partner, and 17 of those pounds (7.7kg) were added within the first year of dating.
Of course, snagging a mate doesn’t need to kill your healthy habits. Instead of vegging with pizza and wine, try hitting the gym together. Researchers at Santa Clara University found that working out with a partner makes people feel more energetic and happier than working out solo. Need some inspiration? These couples epitomize #swolemategoals.
By Melissa Matthews