You know that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know that many people born in May consider themselves to be the happiest and healthiest people around? Yup, according to studies, those born in the fifth month of the year are at lower risk of suffering from diseases related to respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological conditions. Read on to find out why May babies are such a hearty lot.

1. May babies are strong.
Thanks to the combination of milder spring temperatures and the return of warmer weather flora and fauna, May is a month when the world comes roaring back to life. Babies born in this month are typically bigger and stronger than their peers born in the preceding winter months. And they don’t just possess physical stamina: May babies are known for their strength of mind, body and spirit, experiencing the least amount of chronic diseases compared to babies born in other months.

2. People born in May consider themselves to be lucky.
According to a survey of nearly 30,000 participants, respondents were asked to rate how lucky they thought they were. The findings showed that people born in the summer were more likely to consider themselves to be lucky compared to those born in the winter. May-born respondents said they were the luckiest, while people born in November were the most pessimistic.

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3. Superman was born in May.
More specifically, Henry Cavill, who currently plays the Man of Steel on the big screen, was born on May 5, 1983. Other actors-cum-superheroes who blow out birthday candles in May include Will Arnett (voice of LEGO Batman), George Clooney (Batman, circa 1997), and Stephen Amell (TV’s Green Arrow).

4. May babies are driven to succeed.
Strong-willed and deeply emotional, people born in May seem to possess an innate sixth sense that helps them navigate through life. Like April-born people, those born in May can be stubborn, but their critical, systematic ways of thinking help them get stuff done.

5. People born in May often have wanderlust.
Restless and curious, people born in May are always itching to explore the world. They often lead exhausting and busy lives that incorporate adventure and work, but they are the last to complain about their hectic lifestyles. For May-born people bitten by the travel bug, exploration isn’t simply a distraction, it’s a way of life.

6. May-born parents are the best.
If you’re a parent with a birthday in May, your kiddos can count themselves among the lucky ones. May parents are devoted, well-organized, resourceful and creative. Plus, May-born spouses are affectionate and funny.

7. People born in May are artistic, well-read, and creative.
Self-expression is important to those born in May, and many choose to express themselves through the arts.

8. But watch your wallets with May-born people.
People born in May are notorious spendthrifts, but if they set their minds to save their money, they’re also the most committed to doing so.

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng

 

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