Four Health Benefits of Marriage
By Jenna Clark
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
At times married life can be less than exciting and making you feel very testy towards your significant other. Yet, even when your partner is driving you up the wall, it turns out they might actually be improving your health.
It is true! Turns out that those that are married may have the advantage of health benefits over someone who is single. Now, that does not mean that tying the knot automatically creates a happier healthier you. Clearly divorce rates have sky rocketed. Though some studies show that relationships are at the root of finding joy.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Health Benefits Of A Happy Marriage
Numero Uno! Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Considering heart disease is one of the main causes of death this is a pretty important factor.
Your stress levels will be lower. It may not seem like it at the time of an argument, but being married actually creates a hormonal change that directly affects stress levels.
Beat it Cancer! This is a bit dramatic yet equally as important, being married boosted survival rates of cancer patients in one study.
You will live longer! Finally, getting hitched could mean that you will live a longer life.
Downside of Marriage
Not to be all against singles by any means. There is one case which marriage doesn’t help: OBESITY. People who tend to be married suffer from higher rates of obesity than singles do. Now we all know obesity is connected to so many health concerns so this can create the opposite affect. It is always important to make healthy choices once you are married.
- Being in a safe, stable marriage can help you live longer, reduce risk of heart disease and reduce stress levels.
- For those with cancer, being in a healthy loving relationship can increase the odds of you living longer.
- Con of relationships increases your chances of being obese. So make sure to adopt an active, healthy lifestyle and motivate each other!:)
What are some positive benefits within your relationship? Make sure to comment below and also check out How to Identify & Release a Toxic Relationship.