Can your relationship status impact your health? It’s complicated. However, the Medibank Better Health Index1 has uncovered some interesting links between the two.
According to our data, Australian singles are the healthiest bunch with an overall Health Index Score of 104.33, compared with 102.46 for couples2. Those who are separated or divorced fared the worst, with an overall Health Index Score of 95.69.
Here are some other ways your relationship status could impact your health.
Good news for singles, who were found to have the lowest average BMI overall at 26.01, followed by 27.45 for couples and 28.16 for those who are divorced or separated. The bad news? All three scores still fall into the overweight range.