Stay Healthy? Stay Married!

Interesting report from CNN on research that would seem to indicate that marriage is good for your health. While being widowed or divorced is not. With half of all marriages in the U.S. ending in divorce, I wonder what the implications of these studies are for health care in our country.

Divorce is on the rise. Obesity is on the rise. Why are we such unhealthy people says the man who ate burger bites and onion straws for lunch today?

As for the research, I think there is some truth there. My wife is faithful in making sure that I keep appointments with doctors, dentists and such. Every month or so, she asks me if I have started exercising again. Never mind that the answer to her question is painfully obvious just from looking. Spouses can be good monitors of each other’s health and fitness.

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2 thoughts on “Stay Healthy? Stay Married!

  1. Pastor Ed,

    Your final sentence explains a lot of it–often accompanied by gentle encouragement such as, “If you don’t get that checked out, I’m leaving!” 🙂

  2. Jack,

    I did not want to be quiet that blunt, but your observation certainly gets to the point. I hope that their are opportunities in most relationships for encouraging good health before those sorts of threats become necessary.

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