Robin Dunbar, director of Oxford University’s social and evolutionary neuroscience research group, has discovered that men need a minimum of two guy’s nights per week to maintain good health.
The psychologist even goes as far to say that to reap the benefits of male bonding, which include faster recovery times when faced with illness, they need to “do stuff” while they socialise including drinking beer and laughing together. It also helps to play a number of team sports. He said:
Bonds can be formed through a range of activities from team sports to male banter – or simply having a pint with your pals on a Friday night.
As it stands, due to the busy nature of modern day life, one in three men in the UK can’t find the time to meet once a week with their pals, and 40% of men are able to make it a weekly event. Dunbar says that online and digital contact will not suffice and that men need to meet face-to-face if they want to feel the bond.
The study also showed men to have an inner circle of a small group of guys. If the group gets too big, laughter is less likely, as are the endorphins released by the interactions, which are said to be responsible for the health benefits of this male bonding time.
So there you have it guys. Put down the laptop, leave work early and get yourself down the pub with your buddies ASAP. Your health depends on it!! 😍❤🍺🍻👍
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