Women with a partner and no children enjoy the highest level of well-being

On the other hand, half of the divorced women without children do not enjoy a good level of well-being according to the study of the Instituto DKV de la Vida Saludable (Healthy Living Institute).

68% of Spanish women state that their level of well-being is good or very good, and women with a partner and no children show the highest level of well-being. 73% of these rate their well-being as good or very good, above the Spanish average. On the other hand, almost half (49%) of the Spanish divorced women without children describe their well-being as mediocre or bad, and they are the women with the lowest levels of well-being in the country. This is confirmed in the 5th Study on Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness in Women, carried out by the Instituto DKV de la Vida Saludable (Healthy Living Institute).

In addition, women with no children are also the group that feel the most confident in regard to their future well-being. 70% of them believe that their health will improve in the next 5 years, whereas women with children expect their health to improve to a significantly lesser degree, with only 51% of them believing that they will improve in forthcoming years. Of those surveyed that said that their well-being expectations in five years from now is very bad, bad or mediocre, 50% stated that they are currently not emotionally healthy, among of which single women without children and living alone present a more unstable emotional state (61%).

The study also includes the indices of fulfilment of Spanish women, both in terms of personal and work life, which confirms 49% of the women participating in this study feel happy with their personal life and 42% with their professional life. Despite showing similar figures of satisfaction with respect to their career, women who have children state that they feel personally (30%) more fulfilled than those who do not have children (26%).

En cuanto al descanso, las cifras constatan que las mujeres sin hijos registran una mayor calidad de sueño que las que tienen hijos. Only 40% are able to sleep more than 7 hours, whereas 60% sleep every night less than 7 hours and even less than 5 hours (6%), an amount notoriously under the recommended amount of 7 to 8 hours. More than half (55%) of the women without children sleep the recommended hours.

Similarly, the 5th Study on Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness in Women also analysed the eating habits of Spanish women, which is a determining factor in the general well-being of people. According to the data, there are no significant differences between the eating habits of women with or without children, but there is between women in different age ranges or autonomous communities. On average, 40% of the surveyed women state that they do not follow a balanced diet on a regular basis, of which women between 18 and 24 years pay less attention to their eating habits when compared to women between 55 and 65, who best take care of their diet. Only 24% of women said that they always follow a healthy diet, followed by 36% that believe they only do so on occasions.

The data reflect that women in Navarre follow a more balanced diet (31% state that they do so almost always), as opposed to women in Galicia, approximately 51% of which say that they do not follow a balanced diet on a regular basis and are the bottom of the list in terms of healthy eating habits. Likewise, nearly 60% of the surveyed women have specified that the main reason that prevents them from following a balanced diet is a lack of motivation, followed by a lack of time and, to a lesser extent, a lack of knowledge and ability.

You can read the executive summary of the study in https://eng.dkvseguros.com/salud/instituto/estudio-mujer/v