When you\u2019re in a long-term relationship the grass can occasionally seem a little greener on the other side, but being a bachelor isn\u2019t all it\u2019s cracked up to be. The classic bachelor is guilty of neglecting his domestic duties, health and personal hygiene in light of beers with the boys and watching the footy. The modern bachelor is streaks ahead of his predecessors on most bases but there is still room for improvements. Being a bachelor is a prime opportunity to polish your skills, optimise your health and recharge \u2013 facilitating the rise to eligible bachelor status.\r\n\r\nHere are the top tips to stay healthy as a bachelor:\r\n#1 Hone your skills in the kitchen\r\n\r\n\r\nHone and perfect five great healthy recipes that you keep in your armoury. Having these recipes in your back-pocket will dramatically reduce the dependency on the pizza guy or take away food. Having five crackerjack recipes up your sleeve with save you money and time, freeing up more time to meet friends, girls and chill-out. Prep ahead of time and make a big batch and throw some portions in the freezer. A great recipe is always going to impress when the time comes.\r\n#2 Buddy-up for training\r\n\r\n\r\nHaving a mate who shares a similar training goal is ideal for a number of reasons. Firstly, you\u2019ll be accountable and less likely to swerve the gym. Secondly, there\u2019s plenty of research to indicate that results are achieved quicker when training with a partner. Thirdly, if you can train with someone who is stronger or faster, this will help your progress. And fourthly, it\u2019s in the male genotype to compete and having some competition on the gym floor is a great motivator and will ultimately promote results.\r\n#3 Booze\r\n\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s unrealistic for most people to stop drinking but there are strategies that will reduce the impact of alcohol on your health. Incentivise yourself to curb the drinking on Friday nights by booking-in something on a Saturday morning. Book-in a training session, catch-ups with mates or better still a date!\r\n#4 Tech Detox\r\n\r\n\r\nSocial media is a product of the 21st century and we only have to look around to see everyone glued to a screen of some description. Time spent looking at Tinder, Facebook or Instagram, let alone emails and texts comes with a consequence. Our circadian rhythms are largely affected by blue light \u2013 natural daylight! When blue light diminishes we produce melatonin and we get sleepy. Gazing at a artificial blue-light (computer) whilst watching Netflix before sleep, adversely affects the production of melatonin and we stay alert which impedes our sleep quality. Set tech parameters and no devices after 6pm or install blue light filters on your devices at the very least.\r\n#5 Clean-up your act\r\n\r\n\r\nBeing a bachelor is a temporary position and one which should be embraced, if only for the extra freedom you have. Use this time wisely to maximise your health by investing in certain foods that will take your health to the next level. Stock your fridge\/pantry with:\r\n\r\n \tCoconut oil \u2013 preferred oil for cooking as its stable, other oils include lard, ghee, tallow and butter\r\n \tMaca \u2013 keeps you virile and gives you plenty of energy\r\n \tBeetroot \u2013 reduces tiredness and fatigue\r\n \tSpirulina \u2013 arguably the most nutrient-dense food source on the planet\r\n \tBone broth \u2013 packed full of glucosamine and condroitin for joint repair and probiotics\r\n \tProbiotics \u2013 a daily fix for optimal gut flora. Taken either as a capsule or through foods such as fermented veggies or bone broth\r\n \tGrass fed\/finished meat \u2013 lower in omega 6 which is healthier than its grain-fed counterparts\r\n \tAvoid sugary beverages \u2013 trade your scotch and cola for a vodka and soda or even better still straight water\r\n\r\nBy following these top tips you\u2019ll be well on the way to great health and on the road to become quite the eligible bachelor!