It's World Cup time again - but if you've resigned yourself to being a football widow this summer, think again! Football's not just about sprawling on the sofa - the beautiful game can benefit you, your family and friends...
You and your friends
It's official - playing football brings women closer together. A study from the University of Copenhagen compared women runners to women who played in a football team.
Researchers found that the women footie players had a greater level of 'social capital' - they made new friends and became more confident in their relationships with family and colleagues.
They also enjoyed the experience of playing in a team - and some even went on to join soccer groups after the study finished.
You and your health
The same study investigated how regular football training helped women get fitter.
The soccer group's fitness and strength all increased after regular training sessions.
Plus, being part of a team made them more motivated to carry on playing and stay fit.
Soccer's also a great all-round exercise as it involves cardiovascular exercise which keeps the heart healthy, and strength training to keep your bones and muscles in great shape.
You and your family
There's no better excuse for bringing the family and friends - young or old - together than a game of football.
All you need for a kickabout in the park is a ball and jumpers for goalposts, proving that exercise doesn't have to be expensive or organised!
It'll get the kids and your partner moving and give you all a great excuse to spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa enjoying the big game.
Hannah from Ryvita says: "Now I know that football can actually improve your wellbeing, I've been inspired to get the girls in the office together for a charity kickabout! Are you planning any footie-related events? If so, let us know?"