Research has shown that married couples tend to be more healthier than unmarried couples or single people. 

Research has found that married couples motivate each other to;

  • excercise
  • avoid unhealthy foods
  • socialize more
  • discourage smoking and drinking

More information can be found in the - Systematic review and meta analysis of observational studies on Marriage and the risk of dementia / Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

 Link: http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2017/10/30/jnnp-2017-316274 

Time.com Article reflecting the review and analysis of observational studies on marriage and risk of dementia conducted by the Journal of Neurology. Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 

Link: http://time.com/5040061/marriage-prevent-dementia

 

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