Girls’ night out has long been heralded as the best night of the week, and there’s even research out there that proves girls’ night is even good for your health! There are a number of reasons why this time with your ladies is so important, including that it brings you and your gal pals closer together, helps you deal with stress, gives you a chance to relax and unwind, and the dancing you inevitably do keeps you healthy and active.

Getting Closer to Your Besties

Life and responsibilities often get in the way of spending enough time with friends, and this can lead to friendships that sit on the backburner for far too long, and you losing touch with the people you love. Having a regular girls’ night is a great way to ensure that you and your friends stay close and that you don’t let life get in the way of your relationships. Your friends are an integral part of your life because they’re the people you trust when you’re in need, the ones you turn to when you need help, and the ones you count on when you want to have a great night out!

Girls’ Night for Stress-Relief

Not only does a ”just because” girls’ night out with the ladies improve your mood, but it also reduces stress levels by elevating your levels of oxytocin and producing feelings of bliss. And thanks to the stress-reducing abilities of girl time together, friendships between women also decrease a woman’s risk of death. So next time your responsibilities at work or home try to stop you from getting together with the ladies, make sure everyone knows your health depends on girls’ night!

A Great Opportunity to Let Loose and Have Fun

Cyndi Lauper said that girls just wanna have fun, and truer words were never spoken. Ladies’ night isn’t just about seeing your friends—it’s also about doing the things that you don’t have time for during the week, exploring new activities, being able to get dressed up in your most fun outfit, and giving yourself permission to let loose and have a fab time. Here are some of the greatest girls’ night ideas of all time:

  • An all-male revue like Hunks the Show
  • Trying something completely new and whacky with a Groupon experience
  • Hosting your own fashion show
  • Having a wine and dine crafternoon
  • Getting dressed up like royalty and go to the opera or a play
  • Dressing up in fun costumes or themed outfits to go out on the town

Making Sure, You Get Enough Exercise

Now don’t go thinking that girls’ night is only about fun because it’s also an important opportunity for you to get some much-needed exercise as well—in the form of dancing (we were kidding, girls’ night is all about fun). And even if you’re tired of the club scene, you can always try something new with your ladies, like a pole dancing class, a night at a tango or salsa club, fancy ballroom dancing, or even a square dancing night at the country club.

Ladies’ night has many important benefits, including for your health, your mental health, and your relationships with your best girls. So next time the Hunks are rolling into your town, make sure you clear your schedule, make arrangements for the kids, find a dog sitter, and tell everybody that you and your besties are busy that night!

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