One time of life when a lot of people end up in a rut with their health is at the start of a relationship. We’re not just talking about physical health here, but also mental health as well. The fact is that at the start of a new relationship - in the first few weeks and months - our health is often put at risk. However, it doesn’t have to be; the problem is that far too many of us put our health at risk through our behavior when it isn’t necessary to do so. With that in mind, below we’ve put together a guide to staying healthy (and happy) while in a relationship.
Love chub doesn’t have to happen
There is a common misconception that love chub is what happens when you are in a relationship, but the fact is that a new relationship doesn’t have to mean gaining weight. The reason that love chub is so common is because a lot of new couples spend a lot of time indoors together watching movies, snacking, and just chilling out. While that’s all perfectly fine, a new relationship doesn’t have to mean gaining weight; it’s just a case of being smart about what you are eating and how much activity you are doing. As well as keeping your weight healthy, eating well and exercising regularly will also help to ensure that you feel happier.
Family planning matters
A lot of new couples are too embarrassed to talk about family planning, which can often result in them putting their health at risk. Don’t be one of these couples, as once you’ve put your health at risk or put yourself at risk of pregnancy, you can’t undo it. So no matter how embarrassing it is to talk about family planning options, it’s an important conversation to have. The fact is that despite it being an awkward conversation to have, family planning is an important topic and one that you need to talk about, else you are putting yours’ and your partner’s health at risk.
Mental health is important
Many people don’t realize it, but when it comes to new relationships, it’s fairly common for mental health problems to occur. This can be because you are spending so much time with your new partner that you develop separation anxiety, which is why balancing your time is so important. Then there’s the fact that many new relationships can lead to depression when they end. That’s why it’s important to have a life outside of your partner, and not spend every waking moment with them; else you may struggle to get by should your relationship end, for one reason or another.
Staying happy and healthy in a new relationship isn’t always easy, but with the right knowledge and mindset, it is possible. It’s just a case of knowing how to take care of yourself and make your health a priority, that’s all. To make that easier, take note of the tips and advice above.