You wanna go out with your friends and have fun? – Well now you have the perfect reason to go out guilt free!
According to The University Of Oxford, in order for you (or women in general) to have a more fulfilled life then that means meeting up with your girlfriends at least 2 times a week. However they found out that on average only 2 out of 5 women can go out with their friends once a week. That sounds about right to me and I bet these women don’t have small kids. I do remember that before having my son I did go out every Saturday with my friends. Hehe it seems like a hundred years ago and my son just turned three.
The research was actually about finding out what women need to be doing in order to have a healthier and balanced life. And they found out that a woman’s wellbeing improved when they get together with a group of 4 friends (Sex and the City anyoneJ). The group can’t be more than 4 or you will lose out on the benefits. The scientists found that in a group with more than 5 friends funny situations are less likely to happen. This means you would produce less Endorphins (otherwise known as the happy hormone) and therefore your wellbeing wouldn’t improve.
So what exactly is meant by wellbeing you might be wondering, well according to the research they found that women who went out with their girlfriends had a stronger immune system, so their recovery from illness was shorter. These women also had decreased levels of hormones that cause anxiety. These women also had increased levels of hormones that cause them to feel generous which overall causes them to feel GREAT! So pick up that phone and call your besties to schedule a date and don’t forget to book babysitting.